BC Transit

A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)

Sorry, but polite B.C. transit service has TikTok world talking

Victoria video of people thanking bus drivers sparks debate and raises eyebrows

 

BC TransLink bus (TransLink/Twitter)

TransLink says ridership recovery outpacing other North American systems

Bus ridership in Metro Vancouver returned to 62 per cent of pre-pandemic levels last year

 

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

B.C.’s first electric transit bus expected to arrive in Greater Victoria this fall

BC Transit announces 10 more electric buses for Capital Region coming in 2023

 

A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.

Mission, Agassiz and Hope all to see improved transit options down the road

Current priority for transit operator is to improve service and rebuild ridership

A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.
Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020.Talks have collapsed between striking transit workers and their employer in the Sea-to-Sky region of B.C., with the two sides unable to agree on wage parity with Metro Vancouver workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

No end to 48-day transit strike in B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky region as talks break off

More than 80 members of Unifor Local 114 went on strike Jan. 29

Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020.Talks have collapsed between striking transit workers and their employer in the Sea-to-Sky region of B.C., with the two sides unable to agree on wage parity with Metro Vancouver workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Transit is looking to expand service hours and route connections for Agassiz-Harrison, among other short- and medium-term goals. (File Photo/Megan Atkins-Baker)

Transit goals to include new route from Kent to Mission: B.C. Transit officials

B.C. Transit also looking to expand hours on Agassiz-Harrison route

B.C. Transit is looking to expand service hours and route connections for Agassiz-Harrison, among other short- and medium-term goals. (File Photo/Megan Atkins-Baker)
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Masks no longer required on TransLink, BC Transit or BC Ferries trips

Each of the transportation providers say masking is still encouraged

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Bus connection to SkyTrain system coming to Abbotsford, Chilliwack this month

FVX bus will connect riders to Lougheed Town Centre starting March 27

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Lack of benefits, regular hours leading to BC Transit’s driver shortage in Kelowna: union

Bus service in several communities was cut by 15 per cent at the beginning of January

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Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)

Bus tracking system set to roll out for transit users across the province

Cowichan transit chosen to be first as NextRide program expands to all of B.C.

Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)
The Fraser Valley Express bus in Chilliwack in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fraser Valley Express bus service resumes with Highway 1 reopening

Entire route 66 between Chilliwack and Langley open again, says BC Transit

The Fraser Valley Express bus in Chilliwack in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)

BC Transit experiencing service challenges in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack

Central Fraser Valley routes and schedules may change with little notice, transit company warns

The Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)
Starting Sept. 1, children 12 and under will be able to Get on Board any BC Transit or TransLink service for free. (File photo)

Public transit is now free for children under 12 across B.C.

Approximately 370,000 children will be eligible to ride public transit free of charge

Starting Sept. 1, children 12 and under will be able to Get on Board any BC Transit or TransLink service for free. (File photo)
Cultus Lake on May 28, 2009. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

What do you think about the bus service to Cultus Lake?

BC Transit is asking for ideas and feedback from Chilliwack riders until Sept. 23

Cultus Lake on May 28, 2009. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)

B.C. considering Interurban rail link for future transit in Lower Mainland

TransLink rejected the route, local advocates have lobbied for it

Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)
Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)

Masks recommended on transit across B.C.

Despite mask requirements lifting July 1, face coverings still recommended on transit

Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)
FILE – A bus is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE – A bus is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
(Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

TRAFFIC: B.C. Transit cancels Hope #22 route for Monday

The closure is in effect until Tuesday at 10:14 a.m. due to weather and road conditions

(Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
People catching the bus in Hope (and the whole Chilliwack transit system) can plan their trips using the Transit mobile app. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope transit users can now plan their trips on the Transit app

Mobile app is available in the Hope and Chilliwack transit system, as well as 17 other systems in BC Transit’s network

People catching the bus in Hope (and the whole Chilliwack transit system) can plan their trips using the Transit mobile app. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
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