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BC Transit is a provincial government corporation that provides planning, marketing, fleet and funding support for all transit services in BC, except for the Metro Vancouver region. Its headquarters is located at 520 Gorge Road East, Victoria B.C.
- 1 History
- 2 Current projects
- 3 Operations
- 4 Current roster
- 5 On order
- 6 Retired roster
- 7 Leased/demonstrator roster
- 8 References
- Pre-1961 - Transit service in Vancouver and Victoria is operated by the privately-owned BC Electric Railway.
- 1961 - BC Electric Company purchased by the Province. Transit service continues to operate as a subsidiary of BC Hydro.
- 1973 - Province establishes the Bureau of Transit Services to co-ordinate transit systems across the Province, including the purchase of buses. BC Hydro continues as the operator of transit in Vancouver and Victoria.
- 1979 - Bureau of Transit Services is replaced by the Urban Transit Authority, which has planning responsibility for 13 systems across the Province.
- 1979/1980 - Operations of systems in Vancouver and Victoria are shifted to the Metro Transit Operating Company.
- 1983 - UTA and MTOC are combined into a new corporation known as BC Transit.
- 1991 - The first conventional low floor buses to operate in North America are delivered.
- 1999 - Responsibility of planning for Vancouver Regional Transit System is transferred to the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, with operations under Coast Mountain Bus Company.
- 2000 - The first double decker buses in transit service in North America enter service in Victoria.
- 2005 - The first production hybrid buses in Canada are delivered to Kelowna.
- 2010 - The largest hydrogen fuel cell bus fleet in the world is operated in Whistler.
- 2014 - Regional District of Nanaimo takes delivery of BC Transit's first buses fuelled by CNG.
- 2015 - Kamloops takes delivery of buses fueled by CNG.
- 2017 - Whistler Transit System takes delivery of buses fueled by CNG.
- 2018 - Select communities begin the roll out of NextRide which are; Regional District of Nanaimo, Comox Valley, Squamish, Kamloops, Kelowna.
- 2019 - The last of first generation of NextRide system goes live in Victoria
- 2020 - Victoria takes delivery of buses fueled by CNG.
- 2021 - Central Fraser Valley takes delivery of buses fueled by CNG.
This project will have an initial phase, to install smart bus technology on buses, on seven system which are: Nanaimo, Comox Valley, Squamish, Kamloops, Kelowna and Victoria. Once buses start having the system install passenger will notice next stop announcements and display of the next stop. To help passenger out at exchanges, and on BC Transit website will be able to track buses to see if they are on schedule. The initial phase of this project is now complete. More communities may get NextRide in the future. 
Will equipped on 900 buses.
Most system are under contract to private operators of the delivery of transit service. BC Transit operates the convention system in Victoria Regional Transit System while the HandyDart service is under contract. Three regions operate there own transit systems which are; Powell River, Regional District of Nanaimo and Sunshine Coast. City of Nelson operates conventional buses on routes 1-10 and 99 in West Kootenay Transit System while rest of system is under contract to private operators.
Community Buses & HandyDART
Theses units can be either community shuttle, HandyDart, or both depends on the transit systems needs for units.
|(15)||Grande West||Vicinity 30' CNG||Cummins B6.7N||Voith DIWA.6|
Community Shuttles & HandyDART
Vancouver Trolley Bus Fleet (1980-1999)
|Fleet number(s)||Thumbnail||Year||Manufacturer||Model||Engine||Transmission/Power Delivery System||Notes|
|7100-7111||2000-2003||Prevost||LeMirage XL-II||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R|
|7115-7129||1996-1998||Nova Bus||LFS||Cummins C8.3||Allison B400R|
|7130||2009||Yaxing||JS6830GHDP||Cummins ISB 220||ZF HP504C||
|7132||2013||NFI||MD35||Cummins ISB6.7||Allison B300R|
|7133||IC Bus/Champion||AC/Defender||International MaxxForce 7||Allison 1000|
|9092||2016||BYD||K9||BYD TYC90A 180 kW||BYD FADMD7315 Lithium iron phosphate batteries||
|9601||2008||NFI||H40LFR||Siemens ELFA 85 kW||Ballard HD6 150 kW fuel cell||
- Translink Governance Review, Appendix 1 - Translink Governance History, published March 2013.
- Our History, BC Transit, retrieved 2019/12/13.
- https://bctransit.com/campbell-river/transit-future/moving-forward-with-technology/faq-next-ride NextRide Frequently Asked Questions] bctransit.com, retrieved 04-24-2018.
- NextRide 2.0 Facebook.com, retrieved 05-08-2021.