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(Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Plans for bus queue-jump lanes in Colwood underway

The transit commission approved $250,000 in planning funds this week

(Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Buses get priority left turn lane onto Douglas Street

Buses get priority left turn lane onto Douglas Street

Routes redesigned to use new priority lane and left turn

Buses get priority left turn lane onto Douglas Street
BC Transit will implement new enhancements in September 2019. (File photo)

Catch last call and a cheap ride home: Late night buses coming to Victoria in 2019

New plan will extend service on weekends with last trip leaving downtown at 3 a.m.

BC Transit will implement new enhancements in September 2019. (File photo)
Transit supervisors and Victoria Police were pulling over drivers who were using the bus lane on Thursday morning. They were giving out educational pamphlets, not tickets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Police, BC Transit educate drivers on bus lanes

Cops pull over commuters using Douglas Street bus lanes

Transit supervisors and Victoria Police were pulling over drivers who were using the bus lane on Thursday morning. They were giving out educational pamphlets, not tickets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)                                Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)

BC Transit’s Santa bus is back in Victoria

For the 32nd year commuters can enjoy a Christmas-themed ride

Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)                                Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)
The City of Victoria is hoping to work out a partnership with BC Transit to offer free transit passes to youth 18 and under. (File photo)

Victoria considers instating Sunday parking fees to subsidize youth transit passes

Council is looking for ways to offer youth 18 and under free bus passes

The City of Victoria is hoping to work out a partnership with BC Transit to offer free transit passes to youth 18 and under. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Transit tweaks bus schedules with students on winter break

Routes running to UVic and Camosun downsized starting Monday, Dec. 3

  • Dec 3, 2018
(Black Press file photo)
With the opening Monday, both sides of Douglas will become 24-hour bus-bike priority lanes and be off limits for other vehicles, except for those making a right turn in the same block. (BC Transportation)

Douglas Street 24-hour transit and bike priority lanes open Nov. 5

Vehicles caught travelling in priority lanes face $109 fine

With the opening Monday, both sides of Douglas will become 24-hour bus-bike priority lanes and be off limits for other vehicles, except for those making a right turn in the same block. (BC Transportation)
BC Transit tests second electric bus on Victoria streets

BC Transit tests second electric bus on Victoria streets

The battery-powered zero emissions model will follow transit routes for two weeks in an operational capacity only

BC Transit tests second electric bus on Victoria streets
BC Transit spends over $600,000 on new Victoria buses

BC Transit spends over $600,000 on new Victoria buses

Over 40 buses added to the BC Transit fleet before the new school year

BC Transit spends over $600,000 on new Victoria buses
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena called it an “exciting moment” to see the province’s first 100 per cent electric bus hit the streets of Victoria, and hopes it is just the start of building an entirely electric fleet for BC Transit. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Electric BC Transit bus officially joins Victoria fleet

Fully electric, zero emissions vehicle first of its kind to go into regular service in B.C.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena called it an “exciting moment” to see the province’s first 100 per cent electric bus hit the streets of Victoria, and hopes it is just the start of building an entirely electric fleet for BC Transit. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
(Black Press file photo)

Seasonal transit changes take effect July 2

Improved service to popular summer destinations

(Black Press file photo)
Malahat closure snarls traffic

Malahat closure snarls traffic

Trans-Canada Highway reopens to traffic early Friday morning

Malahat closure snarls traffic
Snow cancels, alters transit routes across Greater Victoria

Snow cancels, alters transit routes across Greater Victoria

Buses will not be stopping on steep hills, says BC Transit

  • Feb 21, 2018
Snow cancels, alters transit routes across Greater Victoria
Public input wanted on regional handyDART facility in View Royal

Public input wanted on regional handyDART facility in View Royal

BC Transit has applied for rezoning of 2401 Burnside Rd.

Public input wanted on regional handyDART facility in View Royal
The West Shore RCMP are searching for a vehicle of interest in connection to an incident last week when pellets were shot at a B.C. Transit bus. (West Shore RCMP photo)
The West Shore RCMP are searching for a vehicle of interest in connection to an incident last week when pellets were shot at a B.C. Transit bus. (West Shore RCMP photo)
HandyDART riders will see no service disruption, after a tentative agreement was reached Wednesday between the union representing drivers and the employer, First Canada, a contractor to BC Transit. News file photo

Victoria handyDART strike averted

Union recommends approval of tentative agreement, members to vote next Monday

HandyDART riders will see no service disruption, after a tentative agreement was reached Wednesday between the union representing drivers and the employer, First Canada, a contractor to BC Transit. News file photo
Colwood resident Joe Hronek recently retired after 38 years as a bus driver with B.C. Transit. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Looking back at a 38-year career with B.C. Transit

Time to pursue other passions, bus driver says

  • Jan 24, 2018
Colwood resident Joe Hronek recently retired after 38 years as a bus driver with B.C. Transit. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
A BC Transit bus heads south along Douglas Street near Finlayson Street mid-morning. Work begins this week to convert the southbound curb lane between Tolmie and Hillside avenues into a full-time dedicated bus lane. When the project is completed, both sides of Douglas from Tolmie to Fisgard Street will become 24/7 transit lanes. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Shaving minutes off commutes among the goals for Victoria bus lanes

Work on southbound Douglas Street lane between Tolmie and Hillside getting underway

A BC Transit bus heads south along Douglas Street near Finlayson Street mid-morning. Work begins this week to convert the southbound curb lane between Tolmie and Hillside avenues into a full-time dedicated bus lane. When the project is completed, both sides of Douglas from Tolmie to Fisgard Street will become 24/7 transit lanes. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The potential strike announced to start as early as Monday by operators and staff of BC Transit’s handyDART serviced has been delayed until at least next Thursday due to action by contractor First Canada. Black Press files

UPDATE: BC Transit’s handyDart service strike in Victoria delayed

LRB application by contractor means new strike notice must be issued by union

The potential strike announced to start as early as Monday by operators and staff of BC Transit’s handyDART serviced has been delayed until at least next Thursday due to action by contractor First Canada. Black Press files