BC Transit

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Black Press file photo)

Hard-driving questions for BC Transit expansion from West Kelowna councillor

BC Transit delegation updated council on regional transit service

 

Thomas Yerosic is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a BC Transit bus in downtown Vernon Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (File photo)

‘I thought, I’m dead’: Man struck by bus in downtown Vernon

Thomas Yerosic suffered extensive internal bruising from the Jan. 5 incident

 

The Santa Bus is returning to Kelowna for its 20th year from Dec. 4 to 10 (Alistair Waters/Capital News)

Make way for Christmas: Santa Bus returning to Kelowna for 20th year

The bus will be collecting donations from Dec. 4 to 10

 

BC Transit bus. (Black Press file photo)

Transit riders in Kelowna’s Quail Ridge community concerned about safety

Online petition calls for expanded service

BC Transit bus. (Black Press file photo)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Capital News file photo)

‘Another foreign company’ looks to take over Kelowna regional transit: Union

French firm to buy First Transit from Swedish investment group

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Capital News file photo)
A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)

BC Transit offering free rides on Election Day for some cities

TransLink will still be collecting fares Oct. 15

  • Oct 12, 2022
A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)
Kelowna City Hall. (Capital News file photo)

Province to help fund improvements to Kelowna corridor

The city will match the province’s $600,00 contribution

Kelowna City Hall. (Capital News file photo)
Incumbent mayoral candidate Colin Basran speaks at an Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722 news conference on Oct. 5, 2022. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

City of Kelowna steers towards change in transit service provider

One possibility might see BC Transit operate the Kelowna Regional Transit System

Incumbent mayoral candidate Colin Basran speaks at an Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722 news conference on Oct. 5, 2022. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Amalgamated Transit Union 1722 Local President Al Perissini (centre) speaks at a news conference on Oct. 5, 2022. (Photo/Capital News)

Central Okanagan transit strike to be halted by arbitrator

Transit strike began and ended on Oct. 5

Amalgamated Transit Union 1722 Local President Al Perissini (centre) speaks at a news conference on Oct. 5, 2022. (Photo/Capital News)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Strike officially on for Kelowna transit workers

Picket line to begin the morning of Oct. 5

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
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A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)

Salmon Arm, Vernon transit workers’ job action won’t affect riders, for now

The transit workers will not be wearing uniforms to highlight wage gap, lack of pension

A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)
The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)

North Okanagan transit workers serve strike notice

Pension plan sought as employer asked to close the gap between Kelowna and Kamloops

The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

No overtime: Kelowna transit workers taking stand, routes to be affected

Kelowna transit workers will stop working overtime hours as well Sept. 15

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Unionized Kelowna transit drivers have voted 97 per cent in favour to approve a strike vote. (File photo)

Kelowna transit drivers ditching uniforms while job action starts, but will be on the road

‘Enough of the disrespect’ says union president to First Transit

Unionized Kelowna transit drivers have voted 97 per cent in favour to approve a strike vote. (File photo)
FirstGroup operates the bus and HandyDART services for Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Lake Country and Peachland.   (Black Press/File Photo)

Impending transit strike reaches breaking point in Central Okanagan

The job action may take place on Sept. 1.

FirstGroup operates the bus and HandyDART services for Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Lake Country and Peachland.   (Black Press/File Photo)
A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

More routes added to Kelowna transit system for school year

Kelowna back to over 80 per cent average ridership compared to pre-pandemic

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Highway showing dedicated bus lane. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)

Bus-only lanes on Highway 97 in West Kelowna could ease traffic congestion

Transit queue jump lanes also suggested to help reduce congestion pinch points

Highway showing dedicated bus lane. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)
A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)

Sorry, but polite B.C. transit service has TikTok world talking

Victoria video of people thanking bus drivers sparks debate and raises eyebrows

A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)
Lake Country routes fall under the Kelowna Regional Transit System, which is operated by FirstCanada, a subsidiary of FirstGroup based in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo/Contributed)

‘Yay them’: Lake Country councillors blast horns on transit service

‘I’m disgusted with the service we’re providing’

Lake Country routes fall under the Kelowna Regional Transit System, which is operated by FirstCanada, a subsidiary of FirstGroup based in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo/Contributed)