In support of Transit Future, BC Transit has repurposed a senior bus to create a mobile open house space for public participation. Heres where weve been
Residents were invited to view the results of the first phase of engagement,
provide input on the proposed transit future network and help prioritize
Sea to Sky
From March 27 to 30, our Transit Future team headed to the Sea to Sky
region for a series of Transit Future bus open houses.
We asked residents of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton to share their input on what the future of transit in their area should look like.
We were pleased to welcome more than 550 people on board the bus, including many young riders (some with possible aspirations of becoming a transit operator).
The Transit Future team collected lots of valuable feedback, and those who were unable to attend also had the opportunity to fill in an online survey.
From October 13 - 19, 2013 our Transit Future Bus visited the Regional
District of Nanaimo, asking people to identify what matters most to
The Transit Future team returned for our second straight year at the
Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival. Here, we welcomed over 960 people on board
and handed out BC Transit stickers and reflective lights to many little
penguins, bats and owls.
Many people chose to share their feedback via the Game Plan at iPad
Stations. Meanwhile, Batman supervised.
Our Transit Future team rode the ferry to Gabriola Island to chat with
residents there, gathering very helpful input.
Thanks to everyone in the Regional District of Nanaimo who came out
and got involved. Transit Future Plans rely on your participation!
Between October 1 and 5, our Transit Future Bus toured Greater Victoria
gathering feedback on the Victoria Regional Transit Service Review.
Our Transit Future team welcomed over 700 people on board the bus over
the course of our nine open house events.
Thanks, Victoria, for coming out and joining us at our Transit Future
Bus open houses. Your feedback will help shape the future of transit!
From September 10th to 15th, our Transit Future team hit the streets
of the beautiful Okanagan-Similkameen. We began in Osoyoos...
Some young Okanagan-Similkameen residents took the time to draw us some transit
photos, which we always enjoy!
More than 1100 people came on board over the five days! The invaluable feedback we collected will help shape the future of transit in the region, and we always enjoy the conversations.
One of our busiest stops was the Penticton Farmers Market! To spread the word that we were there, the market organizers were kind enough to let their Twitter followers know, and tweet some great photos!
This gentleman pedalled to the Transit Future bus, showing how active and sustainable transportation work well together!
In whatever form you chose to provide your feedback, we appreciate it! Thanks Okanagan-Similkameen for a great five days.
All decked out in Canada colours, this young rider showed her vision for the future of public transit with felt pens and paper.
We heard lots of great feedback, and answered many questions about the future of transit in the region.
Our Transit Future team came home with tons of sticky notes containing feedback. Thank you Comox Valley!
From June 14-20, our Transit Future team toured the Sunshine Coast
hearing feedback on the proposed transit network.
We right in amongst the fun at the Gibsons Jazz Festival, where we
welcomed more than 250 passengers on board the Transit Future bus.
Onboard the Langdale-Horseshoe Bay ferry, we spoke with over 200 passengers
about their thoughts on transit.
This enthusiastic advocate for public transit traveled all the way
from Burnaby, BC to see the Transit Future bus. It was so great to meet
you, and thanks for coming!
Between April 2-4, Kelowna residents were invited to come on board
our Transit Future Bus and learn more about the Kelowna RapidBus Project,
coming soon to West
Kelowna and the Westbank First Nation.
We were pleased to engage in countless great conversations about the
project, and answer people's questions.
Information in the form of posters, maps, photos, graphs, etc. were
posted throughout the bus, and our Transit Future team was there to
discuss it all.
Our Transit Future bus visited Vernon, Coldstream and Lumby between
March 14 and 18, 2013. The Transit Future team received lots of great
feedback on transit service in the area.
Coldstream lived up to its chilly-sounding name during the Transit Future Bus visit, but the snow didn't stop the Transit Future team from having a great day, or deter locals from stopping by!
Students at Clarence Fulton Secondary listened eagerly, explored and
shared their thoughts on board the bus.
From December 1-7, 2012 our Transit Future Bus visited the Sunshine
Coast. On December 4, we were pleased to welcome 132 people on board
the Transit Future bus at the Sechelt Canadian Tire!
This little boy showed us his vision for the future of transit on the
Sunshine Coast through his art.
At Cheatelech Secondary, we chatted with 25 Media 9 students and a
Communications class of 10 on board the Transit Future bus.
On board the BC Ferries, our Transit Future team talked with passengers
to hear their thoughts on public transit on the Sunshine Coast. What
a beautiful ferry ride from Horsehoe Bay to Langdale!
Between October 25 and October 31, 2012 we welcomed over 1300 people
on board the Transit Future bus in the North Okanagan.
We appreciate visions for the future of transit in all forms - but
one of our favourite methods is the carefully created artwork of young
Sharing thoughts for the future of transit in the North Okanagan by
playing "the Game Plan" at our iPad station
After great visits in Vernon, Lumby, Coldstream and Armstrong, the
Transit Future bus concluded its time in the North Okanagan, taking
with us lots of great information from local residents.
The first stop was the Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival. Many young riders
came on board fully decked out in their trick-or-treating attire.
Outdoor festivals can require a lot of walking, so this little guy was fortunate enough to find his own alternative method of transportation. Meanwhile Mom shared her vision for the future of transit in RDN.
Like many of the people that come on board, this gentleman had many
interesting transit stories to share with us.
A big thanks to everyone in Nanaimo, Cedar, Lantzville, Parksville,
and Qualicum Beach who came on board the bus and helped us shape our
RDN 25 year Transit Future Plan!
Regional Transit Manager Myrna Moore, City Transportation Manager Drew Hadfield & Director of Regional Transit Peter Rantucci
Abbotsford & Mission
BC Transit President & CEO Manuel Achadinha, Mission Mayor James Atebe, Abbotsford Mayor George W. Peary
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