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http://www.bshuttle.ca/

This is a new service that runs from Surrey to UBC and back during the weekdays. Seems to be targeted towards students who currently rely on bus and Skytrain to get from Surrey to UBC as a faster alternative to that. The buses are pretty well-equipped Starcraft cutaways on Ford (shown on website) and GM (personally seen) chassis and the route they follow incorporates Highway 99 since I saw one crossing the Oak St bridge yesterday. Trips are $10 each way and seem to have a flag-stop system.

This seems like a good service but I've been reading that it violates the TransLink act or something because it competes with transit services. Are they actually in violation of anything?

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Well, if they have a valid Special PT for a scheduled service, then hearings would have happened and approval would probably not have been given. As they are running a scheduled service they're in violation if they don't have a special PT. They may also fall under the Transit act as well which would be a separate violation. Of course, if they don't even have a general PT then they are also in violation there. there is a possible loophole they could be using, but I would expect them to receive a Cease and desist order from PT.

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They're not. On Facebook a bunch of transit fans got riled up with a poor understanding of the legal framework. 

 

They applied for licensing, had a provisional one, and not have an operating contract. 

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