Transit

Round 2 of public consultation for Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment is set to begin in October. (News Bulletin file)

New rapid bus route through Nanaimo suggested as part of transit planning

Consultant reports on public engagement as part of RDN transit re-development strategy

 

RDN Transit’s Route 40, VIU Express, sees 45 per cent of the system’s ridership, a consultant noted, as the regional district continues to work on a transit redevelopment strategy. (News Bulletin file)

RDN’s busiest bus route pressed by COVID-19 passenger limits

Consultant reports on RDN Transit ridership, intersections that put buses behind schedule

 

Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking input from the public for its transit redevelopment strategy. (News Bulletin file)

Public input sought as RDN works on transit redevelopment strategy

RDN wants to know where people want bus stops, shelters and pedestrian and cycling connections

 

Public consultation for the Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment strategy is set to begin in mid-June. (News Bulletin file)

RDN asking bus riders where they would like public transit to go next

Regional District of Nanaimo to hold engagement process on short-term transit redevelopment

Public consultation for the Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit redevelopment strategy is set to begin in mid-June. (News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo has its sights set on busing to the Cowichan Valley in time for March 2022. (News Bulletin file)

RDN Transit has sights set on busing to Cowichan Valley by next March

Unallocated transit hours already in the budget

The Regional District of Nanaimo has its sights set on busing to the Cowichan Valley in time for March 2022. (News Bulletin file)
Vancouver Island Connector and Tofino Bus is putting a 41-passenger electric bus through its paces in a three-month trial run between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Photo submitted)

Electric bus on trial run serving Nanaimo-to-Victoria route

Vancouver Island Connector and Tofino Bus trying out 41-seat electric coach for three months

Vancouver Island Connector and Tofino Bus is putting a 41-passenger electric bus through its paces in a three-month trial run between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Photo submitted)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks outside Rideau Cottage on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Trudeau says the federal government will provide nearly $15 billion for public-transit projects across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds promise billions in new funds to build, expand public-transit systems

The money promised on Wednesday is intended for new systems and expansions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks outside Rideau Cottage on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Trudeau says the federal government will provide nearly $15 billion for public-transit projects across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A Regional District of Nanaimo Transit bus prepares to make a stop. (News Bulletin file)

RDN Transit hopes recovery funding will help balance books as ridership slowly returns

This past September’s ridership was about 56 per cent what it was last September

A Regional District of Nanaimo Transit bus prepares to make a stop. (News Bulletin file)
RDN Transit says it’s observed 93 per cent of bus riders wearing masks. Pictured here are Daniel Pearce, RDN general manager of transportation, left; and Ian Thorpe, RDN board chairman, at a mask-wearing promo event this summer. (News Bulletin file)

RDN Transit says 93 per cent of riders wearing masks

Transit operator has mandatory mask policy that puts education ahead of enforcement

RDN Transit says it’s observed 93 per cent of bus riders wearing masks. Pictured here are Daniel Pearce, RDN general manager of transportation, left; and Ian Thorpe, RDN board chairman, at a mask-wearing promo event this summer. (News Bulletin file)
A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 might speed up, not slow down transit use: advocates

Some say post-pandemic times are the perfect moment to improve on basics

  • Jun 21, 2020
A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Regional District of Nanaimo is advancing the idea of a Vancouver Island-wide transportation master plan. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

RDN pushing for Vancouver Island-wide transportation master plan

Association of local governments on the Island working toward setting up committee

The Regional District of Nanaimo is advancing the idea of a Vancouver Island-wide transportation master plan. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
The Regional District of Nanaimo transit select committee is recommending the Route 30 NRGH bus be adjusted to return to Nelson Street, Hallen Avenue and Strathmore Street. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Transit committee recommends returning bus stop to Kiwanis Village

Residents of Nanaimo seniors’ housing not happy about new bus stop placement

The Regional District of Nanaimo transit select committee is recommending the Route 30 NRGH bus be adjusted to return to Nelson Street, Hallen Avenue and Strathmore Street. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Consultation could be coming for busing from Nanaimo to Duncan. (News Bulletin file)

RDN transit committee recommends Nanaimo-Duncan busing consultation

If RDN board gives approval, public engagement would begin March 30

Consultation could be coming for busing from Nanaimo to Duncan. (News Bulletin file)
Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran

Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran

Okanagan politician chats about life, style, fashion and urban planning

  • Sep 4, 2018
Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran