Folks using BC Transit today encountered a new pay structure.
Those needing to take more than one bus are no longer issued transfers but will have the option, instead, to buy a day pass.
The charge for a day pass is five dollars, twice the price of a one way fare but it allows unlimited access for 24 hours.
Riders will also be able to pay for the all-day pass with two bus tickets, worth $2.25 each for a total cost of $4.50.
Tickets are available in sheets of 10 at stores around the region.
BC Transit’s Doug Strobel says so far the transition has been a smooth one.
“I rode the bus in from Langford this morning.”
I talked to the driver and he was very happy about the change no longer does he have to enforce the transfer.
And at that point I think he sold about a dozen day passes people are informed at this point and a lot of people are really positive about the change.”
Drivers have said issuing transfers had been the source of conflict and potential fraud.
They are able to sell the new day passes directly to passengers.