BC Transit, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are recognizing Remembrance Day by offering free transit service to retired and active military personnel.
In Victoria, free service will be available to all riders in uniform: active, retired and cadets. Anyone with Army, Navy or Air Force Association cards can also ride for free. The free service applies to all routes within the Victoria Regional Transit System.
In the Cowichan Valley, free local bus service is being offered to active and retired Canadian Armed Forces members from Nov. 4 to 10. Veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces with a valid ID can use the free service, which is available on all regular buses and handyDART. The offer is not available on commuter routes 44, 66 and 99.
On Nov. 11, all transit users in the Cowichan Valley can ride for free on regular local routes and handyDART. The local routes in Ladysmith, Youbou and Honeymoon Bay are not operating on Nov. 11.
BC Transit said they also support bus drivers who choose to stop the bus, if it is safe to do so, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 to observe the traditional minute of silence in memory of those who gave their lives and service in times of war.