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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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)

Province launches new bus service to replace some discontinued Greyhound routes

As Greyhound passenger service departs northern B.C., province launches BC Bus North

Greyhound is ending its northern B.C. passenger routes on June 1, 2018. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Greyhound is ending its northern B.C. passenger routes on June 1, 2018. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Province launches new bus service to replace some discontinued Greyhound routes

As Greyhound passenger service departs northern B.C., province launches BC Bus North

Greyhound is ending its northern B.C. passenger routes on June 1, 2018. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Lakes District News file photo                                The new Hwy. 16 bus system’s four segments - Terrace to Hazelton area, Hazelton area to Smithers, Smithers to Burns Lake, and Burns Lake to Prince George - will operate on different times and different days.

New Hwy. 16 bus system expands

There will be no connection between segments

  • Nov 1, 2017
Lakes District News file photo                                The new Hwy. 16 bus system’s four segments - Terrace to Hazelton area, Hazelton area to Smithers, Smithers to Burns Lake, and Burns Lake to Prince George - will operate on different times and different days.
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
Larger buses planned for Hwy. 16 bus system

Larger buses planned for Hwy. 16 bus system

A third pass-up due to a full bus was recently reported

  • Oct 18, 2017
Larger buses planned for Hwy. 16 bus system
BC Transit: Hwy. 16 bus ridership ‘better than expected’

BC Transit: Hwy. 16 bus ridership ‘better than expected’

Passengers were left behind on two occasions because buses were at capacity

  • Sep 27, 2017
BC Transit: Hwy. 16 bus ridership ‘better than expected’
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)
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)

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

Can’t compete with new $5 Highway 16 transit: Greyhound.

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