Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021

Fare collection, front-door boarding on B.C. buses to resume June 1

Get ready to start paying to ride the bus again.

Fare collection and front-door boarding will resume on all buses as of June 1, according to both TransLink and BC Transit, after both actions were halted on March 19 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes conventional, community, and handyDART services.

Temporary plexiglass extensions are being added to buses that already have traditional barriers, while the remainder of the fleet will get vinyl barriers.

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These measures will ensure both safe fare collection and driver safety, TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond said in a statement.

“We’ve already started to procure materials and install the barriers on our fleet, with an expectation that this process will be complete by June.”


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