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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

 

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

 

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
FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. transit agencies encourage face masks, step up sanitizing as Phase Two begins

TransLink, BC Transit will both begin to collect fares again on June 1

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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A teen suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing a BC Transit bus and crashing it into a rock wall in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Teen suspect in custody after allegedly crashing stolen bus into rock wall

After a quick break in Greater Victoria, driver returns to find his bus gone

A teen suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing a BC Transit bus and crashing it into a rock wall in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is putting vinyl shields up on its smaller buses to limit drivers’ exposure to COVID-19. (File contributed/ BC Transit)

BC Transit reinstates fares, front door loading in June

Vinyl shields to be installed on all buses without full driver doors to support distancing

BC Transit is putting vinyl shields up on its smaller buses to limit drivers’ exposure to COVID-19. (File contributed/ BC Transit)
BC Transit is waiving all fares and directing riders to enter through the back door of buses across B.C. effective immediately. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Transit is waiving all fares and directing riders to enter through the back door of buses across B.C. effective immediately. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
For over a week BC Transit has increased its sanitization measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to operate. (BC Transit photo)

COVID-19: BC Transit beefs up sanitization measures, still operating

Buses all over the province are being disinfected daily

For over a week BC Transit has increased its sanitization measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to operate. (BC Transit photo)
President of Whistle! Dylan Green hopes his new ridesharing service will help solve some of the Coast’s transportation issues. (Kyler Vos photo)

B.C.’s first ride-hailing app to launch in Tofino, Whistler in February

The Whistle! app will be available in Tofino on Feb.1 and in Whistler Feb. 6.

President of Whistle! Dylan Green hopes his new ridesharing service will help solve some of the Coast’s transportation issues. (Kyler Vos photo)
Bus schedule change in effect for Prince Rupert and Port Edward

Bus schedule change in effect for Prince Rupert and Port Edward

Route 60 is stopping service to North Pacific Cannery until the summer

Bus schedule change in effect for Prince Rupert and Port Edward
BC Transit aims to have an entirely electric fleet by 2040 (File Submitted/BC Transit)

BC Transit aims to have all-electric bus fleet by 2040

Greater Victoria will see the province’s first 10 electric buses by 2021

BC Transit aims to have an entirely electric fleet by 2040 (File Submitted/BC Transit)
Free transit will be offered to Victoria youth this fall (Black Press File Photo)

Victoria youth get free transit this fall

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission voted to green light free passes for youth 18 and under

Free transit will be offered to Victoria youth this fall (Black Press File Photo)
Greyhound is ending its northern B.C. passenger routes on June 1, 2018. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Wheels on new BC Bus North service start June 4

As Greyhound passenger service departs northern B.C., province launches interim routes

Greyhound is ending its northern B.C. passenger routes on June 1, 2018. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
BC Transit awards contract to Pacific Western Transit Canada to operate buses in the northwest. (Black Press file)

Northwest bus service gets a new operator

BC Transit signs contract with Pacific Western Transit Canada after 11 years with First Transit

BC Transit awards contract to Pacific Western Transit Canada to operate buses in the northwest. (Black Press file)
BC Transit and the City of Prince Rupert have extended the bus schedule for the holiday season. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Seasonal bus hours are back

To squeeze in more of the festivities in December BC Transit has extended services in Prince Rupert

BC Transit and the City of Prince Rupert have extended the bus schedule for the holiday season. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
New transit service to connect Terrace with the Hazelton area

New transit service to connect Terrace with the Hazelton area

New transit services will start running on Nov. 20, 2017

  • Oct 23, 2017
New transit service to connect Terrace with the Hazelton area
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)

Can’t compete with new $5 transit: Greyhound

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C. on a one-way ticket

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C.

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C. on a one-way ticket

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)