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Victoria Regional Transit Commission


Many of the decisions regarding transit services and funding in the Victoria region are made by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission. The Commission is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council from persons holding elected office, chosen from municipalities specified in the BC Transit Act.

The regional commission in Victoria consists of at least seven members. Two members of the Commission are appointed as directors of BC Transit under the provisions of the BC Transit Act. In the Victoria Regional transit service area, the Commission is responsible for:

  • determining route configurations and transit service levels,
  • setting fares,
  • reviewing and making recommendations for the annual operating budget and capital spending, and
  • raising the local share of the annual cost of transit service in the region.

Victoria Regional Transit Commission

ChairCouncillor Susan Brice
District of Saanich
770 Vernon Avenue
Victoria, BC V8X 2W7
(250) 475-5510 Office
(250) 475-5440 Fax
Email: council@saanich.ca

Mayor Frank Leonard
District of Saanich
770 Vernon Avenue
Victoria, BC V8X 2W7
(250) 475-5510 Office
(250) 475-5440 Fax
Email: mayor@saanich.ca

Mayor Dean Fortin
City of Victoria
#1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
(250) 361-0200 Office
(250) 361-0348 Fax
Email: mayor@victoria.ca

Mayor Larry Cross
Town of Sidney
2440 Sidney Avenue
Sidney, BC V8L 1Y7
(250) 656-1139 Office
(250) 812-8794 Cell

Mayor Barb Desjardins
Township of Esquimalt
1229 Esquimalt Rd,
Esquimalt, BC V9A 3P1
(250) 414-7101 Office
(250) 414-7111 Fax

Mayor Carol Hamilton
City of Colwood
3300 Wishart Road
Victoria, BC V9C 1R1
(250) 216 - 5970 Cell
(250) 478 – 7516 City Facsimile
Email: mayor@colwood.ca

Councillor Marianne Alto
City of Victoria
#1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
(250) 361-0216 Phone
(250) 217-3401 Phone
Email: malto@victoria.ca

Commission Meetings

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission is scheduled to meet in 2014 as follows:

Please note: the December 9th VRTC meeting has been canceled due to the change over during the election.

More Information

For more information on the Commission, please email Victoria_Commission@bctransit.com, or call (250) 385-2551.

Delegation Information

If you wish to appear as a delegation at a Commission meeting on local transit items, the request must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the meeting date. Delegations are heard at the discretion of the Chair. Please email your name, phone number, and email or mailing address along with a note on the issue to the attention of: Victoria_Commission@bctransit.com or phone 250 385-2551 and ask to speak to the Commission secretary.



Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) is to provide advice to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) and BC Transit on transit for persons with a disability in the Victoria Region, including review and comment on plans, projects, and operating policy and guidelines.


Victoria Regional Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 250.382.6161