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This is BC Transit’s first-ever Pride Bus, which will be in service and running on a variety of routes in the Victoria Regional Transit System through June and July. (BC Transit photo)

BC Transit unveils first-ever Pride bus before Victoria event

Bus will be seen during the summer, including at Pride parade

 

A BC Transit bus in Victoria. (Black Press Media file)

Person in wheelchair hit by BC Transit bus in downtown Victoria

Collision at Douglas and Belleville Street on Tuesday night

 

CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta speaks at a public rally at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in support of CUPE 561, whose members have been on the picket lines for more than three weeks since the full withdrawal of transit services in the Fraser Valley. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Lunchtime rally in Chilliwack saw striking transit drivers ‘demand to be treated fairly’

‘We’re here now on strike because this job is no longer sustainable,’ says Chilliwack driver at rally

CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta speaks at a public rally at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in support of CUPE 561, whose members have been on the picket lines for more than three weeks since the full withdrawal of transit services in the Fraser Valley. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police and paramedics load a man into an ambulance in Surrey Tuesday (April 11) after he was stabbed on a Coast Mountain bus in the 9900-block of King George Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Second stabbing in as many weeks on Surrey transit bus

Man critically injured during attack on a bus not far from King George skytrain station

Police and paramedics load a man into an ambulance in Surrey Tuesday (April 11) after he was stabbed on a Coast Mountain bus in the 9900-block of King George Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Greater Victoria partners (from left) Coun. Chris Coleman, Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto, Transportation Minister Rob Fleming, Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch, Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore, BC Transit’s Christy Ridout and Saanich Mayor Dean Murdock launch the new Blink RapidBus Route 95, which will take passengers from Downtown Victoria to the West Shore. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

New bus line replacing Route 50 to Langford to have fewer stops, more frequent service

Route 95 offers a faster experience, but cuts some stops on the way to the West Shore

Greater Victoria partners (from left) Coun. Chris Coleman, Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto, Transportation Minister Rob Fleming, Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch, Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore, BC Transit’s Christy Ridout and Saanich Mayor Dean Murdock launch the new Blink RapidBus Route 95, which will take passengers from Downtown Victoria to the West Shore. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
An international student was taken to hospital after being assaulted at a Kelowna bus stop on March. 17. (World Sikh Organization of Canada)

‘Investigate attack on international student as a hate crime’: Kelowna Sikh community

An international student was taken to hospital after being assaulted at a Kelowna bus stop

An international student was taken to hospital after being assaulted at a Kelowna bus stop on March. 17. (World Sikh Organization of Canada)
BC Transit expects the new facility and location at 690 Allandale Rd. in Colwood will meet its distribution and parts receiving needs for many years to come. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit, province, feds spending $20M for new Colwood bus fleet maintenance site

Centre planned for 3 warehouse spaces at Wildcat Industrial to be built at 650 Allandale Rd.

BC Transit expects the new facility and location at 690 Allandale Rd. in Colwood will meet its distribution and parts receiving needs for many years to come. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is rolling out tap-and-go fare options in a Greater Victoria pilot before they’re expanded to 30 other transit systems in the province. A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria transit riders to see tap-and-go fare systems this spring

Umo will allow paying with cell phones, reloadable cards, then debit and credit cards

BC Transit is rolling out tap-and-go fare options in a Greater Victoria pilot before they’re expanded to 30 other transit systems in the province. A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ethan, 12, suffered damage to his leg after falling under a Kelowna transit bus on Feb. 28, 2023. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser tops $10,000 for Okanagan boy injured after falling under bus

The GoFundMe says donations will help with cost of physiotherapy

  • Mar 7, 2023
Ethan, 12, suffered damage to his leg after falling under a Kelowna transit bus on Feb. 28, 2023. (GoFundMe)
(Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)
A RapidBus route will replace the Langford/Downtown Route 50 on April 10. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

Opinion: The Victoria ‘war on cars’ wouldn’t sting so much if BC Transit didn’t ‘suck’

You need amazing transit to get people out of cars - not just higher parking fees

A RapidBus route will replace the Langford/Downtown Route 50 on April 10. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
The first RapidBus route between the West Shore and downtown Victoria to begin on April 10. The RapidBus route aims to have transit faster and more reliable than driving a car. (Contributed - B.C. Transit)
The first RapidBus route between the West Shore and downtown Victoria to begin on April 10. The RapidBus route aims to have transit faster and more reliable than driving a car. (Contributed - B.C. Transit)
A BC Transit bus in Victoria. New charging infrastructure is preparing for 10 electric buses expected to arrive in the summer. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)

Transit charging systems coming to Victoria ahead of electric bus arrivals

10 electric transit buses are expected to arrive this summer

A BC Transit bus in Victoria. New charging infrastructure is preparing for 10 electric buses expected to arrive in the summer. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)
The RapidBus route will replace the Langford/Downtown Route 50 on April 10. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

Date set for faster RapidBus route between Langford and downtown Victoria

The faster, more frequent service has been in the works since 2021

The RapidBus route will replace the Langford/Downtown Route 50 on April 10. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Steve Voller, a registered professional biologist with Seamount Consulting and Tracy Motyer, a registered biology technician with Aqua-Tex checking the new stream at the handyDART site in View Royal for fish using an electrofisher, on Feb. 2. (Courtesy of Aqua-Tex Scientific)

‘Undo some of the harm’: Fish return to View Royal creek at transit construction site

Work to restore the creek has seen juvenile coho salmon and cutthroat trout swim in the stream

Steve Voller, a registered professional biologist with Seamount Consulting and Tracy Motyer, a registered biology technician with Aqua-Tex checking the new stream at the handyDART site in View Royal for fish using an electrofisher, on Feb. 2. (Courtesy of Aqua-Tex Scientific)
A BC Transit handyDART bus. (Contributed photo)

‘It’s not fair’: Long road ahead for B.C. transit improvements

Province unlikely to fund more accessible transit this year: BC Transit

A BC Transit handyDART bus. (Contributed photo)
BC Transit offers free rides across its Greater Victoria routes after 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit offers free rides across its Greater Victoria routes after 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Regional Transit System schedule is changing starting on Jan. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit beefs up Victoria bus routes starting in new year

Extra trips on weekdays are being added during busier times

  • Dec 23, 2022
The Victoria Regional Transit System schedule is changing starting on Jan. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

First electric transit bus lands in Victoria, open to public early next year

The EV has landed; Demo bus provides learning opportunities with 10 more on the way

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)