Passengers are turning to alternative methods of travel because of ongoing job action by Greater Victoria bus drivers, B.C. Transit spokeswoman Meribeth Burton said Thursday.
Bus drivers are refusing to wear uniforms or work overtime as part of their job action, which means dozens of trips are being cancelled daily.
As of Thursday evening, B.C. Transit had identified 34 trips that would be pulled today. Cancellations are listed at bctransit.com.
Despite cancellations on routes where buses usually run frequently, the number of people being left behind is about the same, Burton said.
The reason is that people are making other arrangements and thats terrible news for B.C. Transit, she said.
If its not convenient, people will find other ways. We have been competing against single-vehicle occupancy for some time and this is the way that people will fall back into old habits.
No new talks are planned between Canadian Auto Workers 333 and B.C. Transit. Both sides have said they are ready to consider mediation.
The union wants drivers who have a higher class of licence and are paid more to operate five new 39-passenger buses coming to Victoria.
Friday, October 26: Cancelled Trips. Stay updated at bctransit.com
Victoria Regional Transit System Customer Alert
Friday October 26, 20127:30amScheduled Friday Trips as follows have been cancelled
2 LV Johnson at Douglas 10:05am to Musgrave at Thompson 9:24am2 LV Musgrave at Thompson 10:35am to Douglas at View 10:57am2 LV Johnson at Douglas pm to Musgrave at Thompson 12:29pm2 LV Musgrave at Thompson 12:35pm to Douglas at View 12:57pm2 LV Johnson at Douglas 3:10pm to Musgrave at Thompson 3:33pm2 LV Musgrave at Thompson 3:36pm to Douglas at View 3:58pm2 LV Johnson at Douglas 5:09pm to Musgrave at Thompson 5:31pm2 LV Musgrave at Thompson 5:35pm to Douglas at View 5:54pm
6 LV Royal Oak Exchange 5:25pm to Dockyard 6:13pm6 LV Dockyard 6:16pm to Royal Oak 6:56pm6 LV Royal Oak Exchange 7:02pm to Dockyard 7:40pm6 LV Dockyard 7:46pm to Royal Oak 8:26pm6 LV Royal Oak Exchange 8:32pm to Dockyard 9:10pm6 LV Dockyard 9:16pm to Royal Oak 10:00pm
7 LV Douglas at View 10:57am to Uvic Exchange 11:28am7 LV Uvic Exchange 11:34am to Johnson at Douglas 12:06am7 LV Douglas at View 12:57pm to Uvic Exchange 1:28pm7 LV Douglas at View 1:57pm to UVic 2:28pm7 LV UVic Exchange 2:36pm to Johnson at Douglas 3:10pm7 LV Douglas at View 3:58pm to UVic Exchange 4:29pm7 LV UVic Exchange 4:36pm to Johnson at Douglas 5:09pm7 LV Douglas at View 5:54pm to UVic Exchange 6:22pm
14 LV Douglas at Johnson 10:40am to Vic General Hospital 11:03am14 LV Vic General Hospital 11:30am to Uvic Exchange 12:26pm14 LV Uvic Exchange 12:32pm to Vic General Hospital 1:26pm14 LV Vic General Hospital 1:40pm to Uvic Exchange 2:36pm14 LV Uvic Exchange 2:52pm to Vic General Hospital 3:54pm14 LV Vic General Hospital 4:00pm to Uvic Exchange 4:57pm
15 LV Uvic Exchange 1:40pm to Douglas at View 2:00pm15 LV Douglas at View 2:00pm to Uvic Exchange 2:22pm15 LV Uvic Exchange 2:35pm to Douglas at View 2:56pm15 LV Douglas at View 2:56pm to Uvic Exchange 3:18pm15 LV Uvic Exchange 3:23pm to Douglas at View 3:45pm15 LV Douglas at View 3:45pm to Uvic Exchange 4:07pm15 LV Uvic Exchange 4:14pm to Douglas at View 4:36pm15 LV Douglas at View 4:36pm to Uvic Exchange 4:58pm15 LV Uvic Exchange 5:15pm to Douglas at View 5:35pm
16 LV Uvic Exchange 5:10pm to Saanich and Blanshard 5:31pm16 LV Saanich and Oak 5:33pm to Uvic Exchange 5:56pm
24 LV Yates at Broad 10:40am to Admirals Walk 10:58am24 LV Admirals Walk 7:30pm to Cedar Hill at Garnet 8:08pm24 LV Cedar Hill at Garnet 8:26pm to Admirals Walk 9:03pm
25 LV Admirals Walk 11:14am to Borden at McKenzie 11:57am25 LV Borden at McKenzie 12:00am to Admirals Walk 12:48pm25 LV Admirals Walk 12:54pm to Borden at McKenzie 1:37pm25 LV Borden at McKenzie 1:43pm to Admirals Walk 2:31pm25 LV Admirals Walk 2:37pm to Borden at McKenzie 3:23pm25 LV Borden at McKenzie 3:33pm to Yates at Broad 3:57pm
26 LV Uvic Exchange 6:10am to Dockyard 6:51am26 LV Dockyard 6:58am to Uvic Exchange 7:47am26 LV Dockyard 7:16am to Uvic Exchange 8:05am26 LV UVic Exchange 6:27pm to Dockyard 7:09pm
27x LV Shelbourne at McKenzie 7:47am to Government at Superior 8:26am27 LV Toronto and Huntington 11:08pm to Tyndall and Grandview 11:47pm27 LV Tyndall and Grandview 11:47pm to Toronto and Huntington 12:21am
28 LV Government at Superiour 8:40am to Tyndal and Grandview 9:15am28 LV Tyndall at Grandview 9:15am to Government at Superiour 9:50am28 LV Government at Superiour 10:09am to Johnson at Douglas 10:17am28 LV Douglas at Fort 5:10pm to Government at Superior 5:15pm28 LV Government at Superior 5:23pm to Tyndall at Grandview 6:02pm28 LV Tyndall at Grandview 6:02pm to Government at Superior 6:36pm28 LV Government at Superior 6:46pm to Tyndall at Grandview 7:20pm28 LV Tyndall at Grandview 7:20pm to Toronto at Huntington 7:59pm28 LV Toronto at Huntington 8:10pm to Tyndall at Grandview 8:47pm28 LV Tyndall at Grandview 8:47pm to Toronto at Huntington 9:25pm28 LV Toronto at Huntington 9:40pm to Tyndall at Grandview 10:15pm28 LV Tyndall at Grandview 10:15pm to Toronto at Huntington 10:52pm
29 LV Shelbourne at McKenzie 8:00am to Uvic Exchange 8:25am
30 LV Douglas at Summit 2:46pm to Royal Oak Echange 3:15pm
31 LV Royal Oak Exchange 3:31pm to Fishermans Wharf 4:15pm31 LV Fishermans Wharf 4:26pm to Royal Oak Exchange 5:20pm
76 LV Uvic Exchange 1:50pm to Swartz Bay Terminal 2:35pm Change,this trip will run76 LV Uvic Exchange 3:50pm to Swartz Bay Terminal 4:35pm Change,this trip will run
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