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BC Transit in Victoria Plans Smartphone Fare Payments for 2019

BC Transit operates the bus system in Victoria and a new $21 million upgrade to fare systems is set to modernize payments, beyond cash and paper tickets. According to Christy Ridout, vice-president of business development for B.C. Transit, she tells CBC News the system would have customers buy fares with a mobile, then scan their phone...

BC Transit’s NextRide Live Bus Tracking App Set to Launch in Victoria

BC Transit is set to roll out its NextRide live bus tracking web app in Victoria, BC, as final testing comes underway, ahead of the spring 2019 debut. NextRide is a web app which shows real-time location data on where your next bus is, via Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology installed on select bus routes....

Victoria to Get Real-Time Bus Tracking on Smartphones Soon

Residents in Victoria, BC, can finally expect to track buses in real-time, as plans to implement a GPS system were announced yesterday by Greater Victoria Transit Commission chairwoman Susan Brice, with the system expected to roll out within 18 months. Existing riders of BC Transit buses rely on schedules only in Victoria, but that is...

BC Transit Launches ‘Next Bus’ SMS Feature in Victoria

BC Transit has launched their Next Bus SMS feature in Victoria, which allows riders to receive arrival information via text message. All users need to do is text their Stop ID (found on each bus stop in the top right corner) and route number to ‘11111’ to get info on the next four buses set...