New BC Transit schedule ridiculous

After reviewing BC Transit’s new schedule I have to thank you for proving me correct that BC Transit cares nothing for customers that live and work on the Saanich Peninsula or need to travel within the Peninsula.

After reviewing BC Transit’s new schedule I have to thank you for proving me correct that BC Transit cares nothing for customers that live and work on the Saanich Peninsula or need to travel within the Peninsula.

I work an afternoon shift in West Sidney and travel from Brentwood Bay. I travelled on the 73 north from Saanichton at 2:54 p.m., that route has been cancelled. I now have to catch an 81 in Brentwood at 2:01 p.m. to the McTavish exchange and walk from there because the 88 leaves the exchange six minutes before the 81 arrives.

This is the type of ridiculous scheduling we have been getting on the Peninsula for five to six years now.

If the rumour I have heard from several drivers is correct, then this is being done intentionally by BC Transit. They want to make travelling by bus in rural areas so inconvenient that ridership drops to the point that it is no longer economically feasible to continue the bus route. Then they will cancel the route, move the bus and driver to busier routes where they generate more revenue for the company.

Given their track record on the Peninsula I am starting to believe it. Congratulations, you are about to lose another customer as I am going shopping for a car.

So much for going green.

Ian Lambert,

Central Saanich