Transit tweaks names, routes

BC Transit has altered the lighter summer schedules heading back to regular service levels starting Sept. 6.

BC Transit is doing a little school year preparation. It has altered the lighter summer schedules heading back to regular service levels starting Sept. 6.

Locally, the #81 Brentwood/Swartz Bay route will change.

Formerly traveling along Lochside between Sidney and the McTavish Exchange, the bus will now travel via West Sidney, to provide improved connections from West Sidney to the McTavish Exchange, Sidney, Swartz Bay and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Three trips daily will divert to provide service to the Saanichton Education Centre.

Among the changes, the #80 UVic/Swartz Bay is officially renumbered to #76 UVic/Swartz Bay.

Elsewhere in the region, the #13 Cadboro Bay/UVic now operates Saturdays. That route extends past UVic at McKenzie to Shelbourne at Cedar Hill and the service is doubled to once an hour during the day.

With road construction complete, the #10 Royal Jubilee/Dockyard returns to its regular route from Bay Street to Wilson and Catherine. The #16X UVic/Uptown Express officially replaces #26A Dockyard/UVic in name though the schedule will remain the same.

The #52 Wishart is now officially renamed #52 Colwood to reflect the new route. As a pilot project, two stops have been added to allow the bus to travel through West Shore Town Centre. The inbound and outbound stops are located along Brittany Drive behind RBC Royal Bank.

The #66 East Sooke is officially renumbered to #64 East Sooke

Get the latest schedules online at www.bctransit.com.