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BC Transit is adjusting service to improve reliability. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit tweaks some Greater Victoria services

Services adjusted for some of the region’s schools

 

BC Transit warned that all Greater Victoria routes were impacted by the icy roads on the morning of Dec. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Greater Victoria BC Transit routes affected by icy roads

Number 56, 57 and 83 buses detoured

 

The City of Victoria and BC Transit are offering free bus passes for youths age six to 18 for 2021. Applications for the pass can be made online on the city’s website. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria youth can ride the bus for free in 2021

Bus passes being made available for those who apply

  • Dec 20, 2020
The City of Victoria and BC Transit are offering free bus passes for youths age six to 18 for 2021. Applications for the pass can be made online on the city’s website. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Volunteers Denny Byrne and Shelley Bloomfield help organize donations during a previous BC Transit Stuff the Bus charity event. This year’s event, featuring COVID safety measures, happens Dec. 19 outside Save-On-Foods at Tillicum Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Safety measures ready to roll for BC Transit’s Stuff the Bus in Saanich

Non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys accepted at Tillicum Mall on Dec. 19

Volunteers Denny Byrne and Shelley Bloomfield help organize donations during a previous BC Transit Stuff the Bus charity event. This year’s event, featuring COVID safety measures, happens Dec. 19 outside Save-On-Foods at Tillicum Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are looking for a man who was the vicim of a hate crime on a BC Transit bus Nov. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek victim of racially charged hate crime on Victoria bus

Police have suspect and witness but say they need victim to move forward

Victoria police are looking for a man who was the vicim of a hate crime on a BC Transit bus Nov. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police seek witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a BC Transit bus. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek witnesses after teen sexually assaulted on Victoria bus

Man followed a teen onto a bus from a stop at Douglas and Fort streets

Victoria police seek witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a BC Transit bus. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit confirmed on Dec. 1 that a Langford employee has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

Langford transit worker tests positive for COVID-19

Island Health is conducting contact tracing for the case

BC Transit confirmed on Dec. 1 that a Langford employee has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Masks are mandatory for passengers on board BC Transit buses and for those waiting at covered bus stops. (BC Transit/Facebook)

Masks now mandatory on BC Transit buses, at covered bus stops

Face shields no longer meet face-covering requirements per updated policy

Masks are mandatory for passengers on board BC Transit buses and for those waiting at covered bus stops. (BC Transit/Facebook)
BC Transit is investigating a ‘rapid bus’ action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit launches investigation after passenger fall from upper deck

A passenger went to hospital after a fall from the upper deck

BC Transit is investigating a ‘rapid bus’ action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks that stretch across bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s visually impaired community wins ‘floating bus stop’ case against city

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal rules City of Victoria must install audible flashing signals

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks that stretch across bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit will be offering free transit services for military personnel on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Free transit service for military personnel on Remembrance Day

Services will be free despite an enormous reduction in in-person events

BC Transit will be offering free transit services for military personnel on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
BC Transit’s double-decker buses in Victoria don their fabulous Mo’staches in support of Movember. (BC Transit/Twitter)

Mustachioed double-decker buses hit Victoria streets to support Movember

Campaign raises funds and awareness about mental health, suicide prevention and cancers

BC Transit’s double-decker buses in Victoria don their fabulous Mo’staches in support of Movember. (BC Transit/Twitter)
BC Transit has announced that Victoria transit will be free on Election Day, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)

Transit is free in Greater Victoria on election day

Voters can reach their polling stations for free on Oct. 24 with public transit

BC Transit has announced that Victoria transit will be free on Election Day, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
Camosun College students have to pay for a U-Pass, even if they attend only online courses. (Black Press Media file photo)

Camosun students still charged for U-Pass during COVID-19

Many students attending only online courses unable to opt out of program

Camosun College students have to pay for a U-Pass, even if they attend only online courses. (Black Press Media file photo)
Now that all 60 brand-new CNG buses are in service and we’ve retired some of our golden oldies. (BC Transit/Twitter)

BC Transit finishes wave of replacements with natural gas buses in Victoria

Average fleet age drops a few years with new buses added in 2020

Now that all 60 brand-new CNG buses are in service and we’ve retired some of our golden oldies. (BC Transit/Twitter)
Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke councillor pitches another way to improve transit

Coun. Jeff Bateman wants free passes for youth on local routes

Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria stops

BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria stops

Sept. 8 event hits three stops across the region

BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria stops
A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: Masks now mandatory on public transit, ferries in B.C.

BC Ferries, TransLink and BC Transit require masks to board

A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The BC Human Rights Tribunal is hearing a complaint that the City of Victoria’s bike lanes, particularly on Pandora Avenue, are biased against people who are blind. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hearing begins into blind community’s complaint against BC Transit, City of Victoria

Complainant says bike lane infrastructure biased against blind pedestrians

The BC Human Rights Tribunal is hearing a complaint that the City of Victoria’s bike lanes, particularly on Pandora Avenue, are biased against people who are blind. (Black Press Media file photo)