It’s been years in the making, but Sooke finally has a seat on the Victoria Regional Transit Commission.
The province announced the appointment of Mayor Maja Tait to the board this morning.
“Mayor Tait has been a strong advocate for transit improvements along Highway 14 and in Western Communities and already has an established working relationship with B.C. Transit and members of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission,” said Transportation Minister Todd Stone.
“I am confident that she will provide able leadership as she continues to represent the needs of the communities she serves, while balancing the broader needs of the entire region.”
The Victoria Regional Transit Commission was formed in 1982, and its mandate is to provide oversight and represent the transit needs of Greater Victoria.
Over the years, the population and demographic makeup of the region has changed with the western communities growing at a much faster rate than the rest of Greater Victoria.
With the addition of Tait, the commission has eight members. The commission, set routes, service levels, fares and local taxes for transit purposes.