BC Transit

BC Transit bus. (Black Press file photo)

Transit riders in Kelowna community concerned about safety

Online petition calls for expanded service

 

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Capital News file photo)

‘Another foreign company’ looks to take over Kelowna regional transit: Union

French firm to buy First Transit from Swedish investment group

 

A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)

BC Transit offering free rides on Election Day for some cities

TransLink will still be collecting fares Oct. 15

  • Oct 12, 2022

 

Changes to two bus stops in Enderby will alter Route 60 in the Vernon Regional Transit System as of Oct. 17, 2022, as well as Route 41 in the Shuswap Regional Transit System. (File photo)

Vernon, Shuswap transit routes altered to fit Enderby bus stop changes

BC Transit announces adjustments to two stops in Enderby to take effect Oct. 17

Changes to two bus stops in Enderby will alter Route 60 in the Vernon Regional Transit System as of Oct. 17, 2022, as well as Route 41 in the Shuswap Regional Transit System. (File photo)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Strike officially on for Kelowna transit workers

Picket line to begin the morning of Oct. 5

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)

Salmon Arm, Vernon transit workers’ job action won’t affect riders, for now

The transit workers will not be wearing uniforms to highlight wage gap, lack of pension

A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)
The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)

Vernon and Salmon Arm transit workers serve strike notice

Pension plan sought as employer asked to close the gap between Kelowna and Kamloops

The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/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

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

BC TransLink bus (TransLink/Twitter)
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

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Transit driver Grant Stone operates a bus between Summerland and Penticton. Summerland council is considering offering a free service between the two South Okanagan communities. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland council considers free bus service to Penticton

Annual fares from riders come to $27,000

Transit driver Grant Stone operates a bus between Summerland and Penticton. Summerland council is considering offering a free service between the two South Okanagan communities. (Summerland Review file photo)
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
Bus routes within the Shuswap Regional Transit System will be renumbered as of April 1, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Bus routes within the Shuswap Regional Transit System will be renumbered as of April 1, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
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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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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

(Black Press Media File Photo)
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)
Local governance has endorsed the 2021 future action plan for the Vernon Regional Transit System (Black Press - file photo)

Local governance approves Vernon Regional Transit future action plan

City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, Regional District of North Okanagan approve five-to-seven-year plan

Local governance has endorsed the 2021 future action plan for the Vernon Regional Transit System (Black Press - file photo)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP investigating racist bus attack

The incident happened on the evening of Oct. 31

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Kelowna buses facing service issues due to lack of drivers

BC Transit says struggles aren’t connected to recently announced vaccine mandate for drivers

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
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)