There will be no transit service for three days in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz-Harrison and Hope this weekend.
The service interruption is due to ongoing job action by employees of First Transit, who operate the systems for BC Transit.
They will be striking from the start of the day March 9 to the end of the day on March 11. This will also impact customers of the Fraser Valley Express.
BC Transit sent out a notification on March 7, and said handyDART service will remain fully operational in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission. However, communications from the CUPE workers state that only some handyDART service will be available.
“BC Transit is closely monitoring the situation and sincerely apologizes to customers for the inconvenience caused by this matter,” their notice said. “We understand the frustration felt by customers, and that the job action is difficult for everyone involved in the region.”
BC Transit will update customers as more information becomes available, and riders can sign up for alerts at bctransit.com, and can follow @BCTransit on Twitter for updates.