B.C. Transit is planning an open house in Sooke on Oct. 2. (Black Press Media)

B.C. Transit is planning an open house in Sooke on Oct. 2. (Black Press Media)

Future Bus looking for transit feedback

Sooke locations announced for Oct. 2 visit

B.C. Transit has announced a series of public consultations in an effort to solicit public feedback on the development of local transit plans to address the needs of Esquimalt/View Royal, Sooke, and Broadmead/Cordova Bay in Saanich.

In one initiative, the Transit Future Bus will be out and about, welcoming public feedback that will help B.C. Transit to

develop recommendations to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission on how to improve existing transit services and identify future needs specific to these areas.

The initiative follows the adoption of the Victoria Regional Transit Future Plan, adopted by the VRTC in 2011 which was designed to provide a vision for improving the region’s transit network over 25 years.

As part of that plan, B.C. Transit was charged with crafting nine local area transit plans to determine transit service and infrastructure priorities within Greater Victoria over the next five to seven years.

A series of open houses are planned, with the Sooke sessions offered on Oct. 2 at the following locations:

  • Sooke Park and Ride (6250 Sooke Rd.) between 6 and 8:30 a.m.
  • Sooke Town Centre bus stop, between 9 a.m. and noon

Two additional sessions will be offered on Oct. 17 at:

  • SEAPARC Leisure Complex, between 1 and 3 p.m.
  • Edward Milne community school (inside) 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Anyone unable to visit a Transit Future Bus open house is encouraged to submit their feedback through an online survey available at bctransit.com/victoria. The survey will be open from Sept. 25 to Oct. 19.