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BC Transit service will run on Sept 30

Most BC public service workers will have the day off on September 30, but BC Transit will continue to provide ridership service.

Friday August 6, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends

Even though the BC government recently announced that public sector workers in the province would observe the new September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday, BC Transit announced yesterday that it would provide active service on that day.

That’s to ensure there is enough service for customers, said BC Transit in their news release August 5. They’ll be letting their customers know about regular service being provided across all transit systems on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

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BC Transit promoted improvements to their Westshore/Downtown service, in Colwood on June 30, 2021. From left: Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, CRD Chair Colin Plant, View Royal Mayor David Screech, Victoria Regional Transit Commission Chair Susan Brice, BC Transit CEO Erin Pinkerton, BC Minister of Transportation Rob Fleming, Colwood Mayor Rob Martin, and MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin Mitzi Dean. [Island Social Trends – Mary Brooke]

“BC Transit and the B.C. Government recognize the importance of honouring a day for Truth and Reconciliation. The government recently advised the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 will be recognized as a holiday this year for all employees who are normally entitled to provincial and federal holidays,” it was stated in the BC Transit release.

After the holiday, BC Transit will evaluate ridership numbers to inform potential future schedules for this new holiday.

Susan Brice is chair of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission.

For more information on BC Transit routes, schedules and fares: BC Transit.com

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be recognized on September 30 each year, starting in 2021.

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