BC Transit further reduces service to schools in the Comox Valley due to COVID-19

BC Transit further reduces service to schools in the Comox Valley due to COVID-19
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BC Transit implements Summer schedule early to meet the lowered demand from riders

Comox Valley residents are seeing summer come a little early when it comes to BC Transit schedules.

Comox Valley Regional Transit System announced Friday it is implementing its summer level service starting April 6, meaning reducing service to schools and post-secondary institutions. For all riders, any trip with an “S” note beside it will be removed from service.

BC Transit has made a series of changes in the face of COVID-19.  It previously announced a passenger limit on buses, to allow for physical distancing. They also implemented rear-door entry and exit only, as well as free fare for all riders. 

For all the details regarding BC Transit’s response to COVID-19, check out the information page on their website.

Due to all of these changes, a Rider’s Guide will not be available to customers.

“Our team is here for you if you need to travel to get to work, including healthcare facilities or essential service industries, or to get your weekly groceries or a prescription,” said BC Transit in a release.

The company says it is constantly monitoring the situation and will make changes to stay within the guidelines set out by the provincial health officer, as well as maintain service for essential service workers.

For more information on BC Transit services, visit BCTransit.com, check NextRide, or call your local transit office at 250-382-6161.

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