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B.C. University to require transit pass

University| July 25, 2011
Beginning in September, a universal bus pass will be mandatory for all full-time Royal Roads University students. A recent Students’ Society referendum vote on buying into the pass received support from 83 percent of students.

BC Transit hydrogen fleet pilot program making strides

Bus| May 26, 2011
The 20-vehicle fleet, which is part of a five-year $89 million pilot program, recently passed the one-million-kilometer mark and is showing significant improvements in reliability.
Bus| January 25, 2011

BC Transit launches Google pilot

Google Transit on Google Maps is a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest BC Transit schedule and route information with the power of Google Maps.
Bus| January 3, 2011

Service expansion, ridership growth fuel BC Transit success

Through innovative planning and customer service initiatives, BC Transit delivered a five-fold increase in service, expanded its fleet to 300 buses, operated 24 hours a day and served over 1.5 million customers in the Sea to Sky region during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Bus| October 4, 2010

B.C. Transit to roll out BRT system

Will display a 60-foot “articulated rubber tire vehicle,” brought in from Las Vegas for public events Agency has selected an “at grade” rapid transit system.
Bus| September 30, 2010

Officials: B.C. public transit to become unsustainable in 5 years

Restrictive legislation, limited revenues and increasing service demands from municipal partners are hindering the agency, President and CEO Manuel Achadinha said.
Bus| February 11, 2010

Vancouver adds more than 300 Nova buses

BC Transit and TransLink ordered 311 Nova LFS city buses. Of the total, TransLink has taken delivery of 141 hybrid-drive Nova LFS HEV buses.
Bus| October 7, 2009

BC Transit unveils Ballard-powered hydrogen buses

Fuel cell buses are zero-emission vehicles, with no greenhouse gases, particulates, or harmful emissions released during operation. Water is the only byproduct. BC Transit's fleet of fuel cell buses is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 1,800 tons per year in British Columbia.
Management & Operations| January 9, 2009

BC Transit renews agreement with Nova Bus

The 115 transit buses will be assembled in the new Nova Bus plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Rail| January 6, 2009

LaFrance Industries awarded Canadian contract

The company's eco-friendly seating fabric will be installed in BC Transit’s 115 new buses.

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