BC Transit is looking to make changes to four routes and is seeking the public’s feedback, following recent backlash on changes to route 11.
Route 11 had been altered since June 2022 to account for construction on Gorge Road. When construction was complete nearby residents were shocked to learn the company chose to make the changes permanent.
Days after residents spoke with CHEK News, BC Transit announced it would reinstate the former route, starting on Jan. 8, 2024.
- Oct. 11: BC Transit route change leaves Gorge residents ‘disappointed’
- Oct. 13: BC Transit restoring service to Gorge route after backlash
- Oct. 14: Community members celebrate return of BC Transit route in Saanich
Now, BC Transit is seeking the public’s feedback on potential changes to four routes in the region which could be implemented as early at April 2024.
Route 9 Royal Oak/UVic, Route 11 Tillicum Centre/UVic, Route 24 Cedar Hill/Tillicum Centre, and Route 25 Maplewood/Tillicum Centre are being considered for changes, and the company is looking to implement a new route serving the Admirals/Dockyard/UVic areas.
The public is being asked to choose whether they would prefer new or more direct crosstown service to key regional destinations or more extensive local coverage of communities.