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The District of Lake Country and BC Transit would like the public’s feedback on how to improve the Kelowna Regional Transit System for Lake Country. (File photo)

Lake Country residents asked for transit feedback

District and BC Transit seeking ways to improve Kelowna transit system for Lake Country residents

 

Crash on Highway 33 involving bus. Michael Rodriguez, Kelowna Capital News.

Truck hits BC Transit bus on Highway 33 in Kelowna

Passengers from the bus were transferred to another bus and the route is still operational

 

Kelowna Transit. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna Regional Transit to receive $7.3M in provincial, federal grant

Grant will allow essential service levels to be maintained, fares to remain at current rates

 

Harry Ahola was awarded by BC Transit after 29 years of service as a bus driver in Salmon Arm. (Ihana Images)

Dedicated driver: Salmon Arm BC Transit employee earns lifetime achievement award

Harry Ahola says the people on the bus make his job rewarding

Harry Ahola was awarded by BC Transit after 29 years of service as a bus driver in Salmon Arm. (Ihana Images)
Major UBCO bus changes from Vernon eliminate Oyama, include Kelowna

Major UBCO bus changes from Vernon eliminate Oyama, include Kelowna

Oyama Isthmus loop removed, stop across from Kelowna airport added

Major UBCO bus changes from Vernon eliminate Oyama, include Kelowna
The UBCO Connector bus to and from Vernon will have some changes effective Sept. 28. (Black Press - file photo)

UBCO/Vernon bus route announces changes

Oyama Isthmus removed from loop to help reduce travel times

The UBCO Connector bus to and from Vernon will have some changes effective Sept. 28. (Black Press - file photo)
Bus fleets in Vernon will soon be installed with full driver doors designed to protect the health and safety of drivers from the spread of COVID-19. (BC Transit photo)

Protective driver doors coming to Vernon bus fleets

The COVID-19 safeguard will see all conventional buses equipped with full tempered glass doors

Bus fleets in Vernon will soon be installed with full driver doors designed to protect the health and safety of drivers from the spread of COVID-19. (BC Transit photo)
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

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
Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

BC Transit to hand out masks in Kelowna

Masks will be mandatory on all BC Transit as of Aug. 24

Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
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

FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A BC Transit driver behind a glass panel on a bus. (Contributed)

Full driver doors coming to Kelowna buses

A glass barrier will soon separate transit riders from transit drivers

A BC Transit driver behind a glass panel on a bus. (Contributed)
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

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
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)
A Kelowna Transit bus sitting in the impound lot at Mario’s Towing on Sexsmith Road on Feb. 12, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Impounded bus returns to Kelowna service after impaired driving incident

The bus involved in an alleged impaired driving incident last week is back on the streets

A Kelowna Transit bus sitting in the impound lot at Mario’s Towing on Sexsmith Road on Feb. 12, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
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)