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In support of Transit Future, BC Transit has repurposed a “senior” bus to create a mobile open house space for public participation. Here’s where we’ve been…

Nanaimo

From October 13 - 19, 2013 our Transit Future Bus visited the Regional District of Nanaimo, asking people to identify what matters most to them.


From October 13 - 19, 2013 our Transit Future Bus visited the Regional District of Nanaimo, asking people to identify what matters most to them.

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.

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 stickers and BC Transit 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.



Many people chose to share their feedback via the Game Plan at iPad Stations. Meanwhile, Batman supervised.

We had a beautiful day at Vancouver Island University to chat with students there.




We had a beautiful day at Vancouver Island University to chat with students there.

Our Transit Future team rode the ferry to Gabriola Island to chat with residents there, gathering very helpful input.

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!

Thanks to everyone in the Regional District of Nanaimo who came out and got involved. Transit Future Plans rely on your participation!

Victoria

Between October 1 and 5, our Transit Future Bus toured Greater Victoria gathering feedback on the Victoria Regional Transit Service Review.

From September 10th to 15th, our Transit Future team hit the streets of the beautiful South Okanagan. We began in Osoyoos...

Our Transit Future team welcomed over 700 people on board the bus over the course of our nine open house events.


Our Transit Future team welcomed over 700 people on board the bus over 
          the course of our nine open house events.

We received lots of great input through sticky notes, stickers, conversations and our iPad stations


We received lots of great input through sticky notes, stickers, conversations and our iPad stations

Thanks, Victoria, for coming out and joining us at our Transit Future Bus open houses. Your feedback will help shape the future of transit!

Thanks, Victoria, for coming out and joining us at our Transit Future Bus open houses. Your feedback will help shape the future of transit!

Okanagan-Similkameen

From September 10th to 15th, our Transit Future team hit the streets of the beautiful Okanagan-Similkameen. We began in Osoyoos...


From September 10th to 15th, our Transit Future team hit the streets of the beautiful South Okanagan. We began in Osoyoos...

Some young Okanagan-Similkameen residents took the time to draw us some transit photos, which we always enjoy!


Some young South Okanagan 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.

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!

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!

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.

In whatever form you chose to provide your feedback, we appreciate it! Thanks South Okanagan for a great five days.

Comox Valley

Between June 27 and July 2, our Transit Future Team toured the Comox Valley.

Between June 27 and July 2, our Transit Future Team toured the Comox Valley.

In support of sustainable transportation, many people came to visit the bus on their bikes.

In support of sustainable transportation, many people came to visit the bus on their bikes.

Even the children rode their bikes, and showed their support for BC Transit!

Even the children rode their bikes, and showed their support for BC Transit!

At the Canada Day celebration at Lewis Park, we were thrilled to welcome 1137 people on board!

At the Canada Day celebration at Lewis Park, we were thrilled to welcome 1137 people on board!

All decked out in Canada colours, this young rider showed her vision for the future of public transit with felt pens and paper.

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.

We heard lots of great feedback, and answered many questions about the future of transit in the region.

Thanks for the valued input, and the big smiles!


Thanks for the valued input, and the big smiles!


Our Transit Future team came home with tons of sticky notes containing feedback. Thank you Comox Valley!

Our Transit Future team came home with tons of sticky notes containing feedback. Thank you Comox Valley!

Sunshine Coast

From June 14-20, our Transit Future team toured the Sunshine Coast hearing feedback on the proposed transit network.

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.

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.

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!

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!

A young transit rider proudly sporting his BC Transit sticker!

A young transit rider proudly sporting his BC Transit sticker!

West Kelowna

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.

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<br>
          Kelowna and the Westbank First Nation.<br>

We were pleased to engage in countless great conversations about the project, and answer people's questions.


We were pleased to engage in countless great conversations about the 
          project, and answer people's questions.

Over 140 people came on board to find out more about the RapidBus project.



Over 140 people came on board to find out more about the RapidBus project.

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.

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.

A big thanks to everyone who took the time to come on board with us in West Kelowna.

A big thanks to everyone who took the time to come on board with us 
          in West Kelowna.

 

North Okanagan

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.

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.

At the Schubert Centre, we were pleased to welcome many seniors on board to share their input.



At the Schubert Centre, we were pleased to welcome many seniors on board to share their input.

The creative art of this young rider was displayed on the bus. Thanks for your hard work!




The creative art of this young rider was displayed on the bus. Thanks for your hard work!

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!

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.

Students at Clarence Fulton Secondary listened eagerly, explored and shared their thoughts on board the bus.

 

Sunshine Coast

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!

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.


This little boy showed us his vision for the future of transit on the Sunshine Coast through his art.

Our transit future team caught a great action shot of mother and son getting off the bus together!


Our transit future team caught a great action shot of mother and son getting off the bus together!

At Cheatelech Secondary, we chatted with 25 Media 9 students and a Communications class of 10 on board the Transit Future bus.


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!

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!

Thank you Sunshine Coast for welcoming us and sharing your feedback!



Thank you Sunshine Coast for welcoming us and sharing your feedback!

 

North Okanagan

Between October 25 and October 31, 2012 we welcomed over 1300 people on board the Transit Future bus in the North Okanagan.

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 riders.

We appreciate visions for the future of transit in all forms - but one of our favourite methods is the carefully created artwork of young riders.

The Transit Future team was pleased to have the opportunity to visit Clarence Fulton Secondary.


The Transit Future team was pleased to have the opportunity to visit Clarence Fulton Secondary.

Too cute!




Too cute!

 

Sharing thoughts for the future of transit in the North Okanagan by playing "the Game Plan" at our iPad station


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.

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.

 

Nanaimo

Our Transit Future Bus visited the Regional District of Nanaimo in October 2012.




Our Transit Future Bus visited 
          the Regional District of Nanaimo in October 2012.

The first stop was the Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival. Many young riders came on board fully decked out in their trick-or-treating attire.

The first stop was the Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival. Many young riders 
          came on board fully decked out in their "trick-or-treating" 
          attire.

Riders of all ages were excited to try out "the Game Plan" at our iPad stations.



Riders of all ages were excited to try out "the Game Plan" 
          at our iPad stations.

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.

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.

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!

A big thanks to everyone in Nanaimo, Cedar, Lantzville, Parksville, 
          and Qualicum Beach who came on board the bus and helped us shape our 
          25 year Transit Future Plan!

 

Prince George

 

A record-breaking number of people came onboard the bus at the Canada Day event in Prince George!

A record-breaking number of people came onboard the bus at the Canada 
          Day event in Prince George!

Mommy receives some help with the Game Plan at the iPad station

Mommy receives some help with the Game Plan at the iPad station

Our Transit Future team loves to hear and discuss your feedback

Our Transit Future team loves to hear and discuss your feedback

A big "thank you" to everyone who shared their vision with us!

A big "thank you" to everyone who shared their vision with 
          us!

 

Campbell River

 

Campbell River Acting Mayor Mary Storry at the kick-off

Campbell River Acting Mayor Mary Storry at the kick-off

Regional Transit Manager Myrna Moore, City Transportation Manager Drew Hadfield & Director of Regional Transit Peter Rantucci

BC Transit VP & COO Mike Davis with Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz

Driver John Clark


Driver John Clark

Driver Jonathan in his Canuck colours


Driver Jonathan in his Canuck colours

 

Open house at Pier St. Market

Open house at Pier St. Market

Cruising by Shoppers Row

Cruising by Shoppers Row

Thanks for all the great feedback!

Thanks for all the great feedback!

We don’t usually let people put their feet on the seats, but…

We don’t usually let people put their feet on the seats, but…

 

Chilliwack

 

BC Transit VP & COO Mike Davis with Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz

BC Transit VP & COO Mike Davis with Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz

Over 150 people visited the bus

Over 150 people visited the bus

And we received nearly 100 comments on the displays

And we received over 100 comments on the displays

 

Abbotsford & Mission

 

BC Transit President & CEO Manuel Achadinha, Mission Mayor James Atebe, Abbotsford Mayor George W. Peary

BC Transit President & CEO Manuel Achadinha, Mission Mayor James Atebe, Abbotsford Mayor George W. Peary

Discussing the 25-year vision


Discussing the 25-year vision

 

Kamloops

Fall 2011

 

In Fall 2011, the Transit Future bus, along with the team, returned to Kamloops

In Fall 2011, the Transit Future bus, along with the team, returned to Kamloops

We appreciate the feedback!

We appreciate the feedback!

A future rider concentrating very hard on creating a picture of his vision for Kamloops transit  A future rider concentrating very hard on creating a picture of his vision for Kamloops transit

Inside the transit future bus
 

All smiles playing the Game Plan 
onboard the bus!

 

Spring 2011

 

Transit Planner Emily Flett welcomes Transit Future kids on board…

Transit Planner Emily Flett welcomes Transit Future kids on board...

then she put them to work at the iPad stations...

then she put them to work at the iPad stations...

and drawing buses!
 

and drawing buses!

Inside the transit future bus
 

Inside the transit future bus

 



Here’s what you had to say about your future transit network

Here’s what you had to say about your future transit network



Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake kicking off the Transit Future tour at TRU

Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake kicking off the Transit Future tour at TRU



Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar
 

Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar



Our VP and CIO, Brian Anderson
 

Our VP and CIO, Brian Anderson

 

Cowichan Valley

 

Stakeholder meeting in March

 

Stakeholder meeting in March

Regional Transit Manager Myrna Moore (L) with stakeholders
 

Regional Transit Manager Myrna Moore (L) with stakeholders

CVRD Manager Jim Wakeham (R) with stakeholders
 

CVRD Manager Jim Wakeham (R) with stakeholders

Stakeholder feedback

 

Stakeholder feedback

 

The Transit Future Bus in Chemainus
 

The Transit Future Bus in Chemainus

Colin Oakes, Manager of Cowichan Valley Regional Transit

Colin Oakes, Manager of Cowichan Valley Regional Transit

Outside Island Saving Centre during a Capitals game

Outside Island Saving Centre during a Capitals game

Drawing a bus
 

Drawing a bus

 



Feedback in Mill Bay

Feedback in Mill Bay



Demonstrating the bike racks

Demonstrating the bike racks

 

Central Okanagan

 

Orchard Plaza
 

Orchard Plaza

Some of the Transit Future Team
 

Some of the Transit Future Team

Transit Future Ambassador, Frank
 

Transit Future Ambassador, Frank

UBCO students playing The Game Plan at onboard iPad stations

UBCO students playing The Game Plan at onboard iPad stations

 



BC Transit President & CEO Manuel Achadinha playing The Game Plan

BC Transit President & CEO Manuel Achadinha playing The Game Plan

 

Victoria

 

Outside Rapid Transit Open House

Outside Rapid Transit Open House, Victoria

Douglas Street

Douglas Street, Victoria

Canadian Forces Base in Esquimalt

Canadian Forces Base in Esquimalt

Camosun College

Camosun College, Victoria

 

Talking with the public

Talking with the public

The 25-yr Network Map

The 25-yr Network Map

IPad station & Kids Zone

IPad station & Kids Zone

Metchosin Fair

Metchosin Fair

 

Why do you take transit?

 

Matthew tells us why he takes transit.

Matthew from PEI tells us why he takes transit.

Kevin tells us why he takes transit.

Kevin tells us why he takes transit.

Rolando tells us why he takes transit.

Rolando tells us why he takes transit.

Jay tells us why she and Sam take transit.

Jay tells us why she and Sam take transit.