Transit budget OK’d with no tax increase

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission has approved a $104.7-million operating budget

  • Feb. 24, 2016 4:00 p.m.

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission has approved a $104.7-million operating budget, with no increases in property taxes.

“This is great news both for transit users and property owners in the region,” said Susan Brice, chair of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission.

“We are pleased to approve a budget that maintains service levels and invests in improvements with no increased burden on the taxpayer.”

The transit commission also approved $1.6 million to complete the southbound bus priority lanes from Tolmie to Hillside avenues in downtown Victoria.

The priority lanes are expected to improve travel times and increase efficiency and ridership.

Additionally, in response to the provincial government’s recent announcement of increased transit funding, the commission will review possible options to implement transit service expansion in 2017-2018 at its June meeting.

 

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