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BC Transit recommends using masks on buses when province moves to Step 3 of restart plan Thursday

Following the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC, and in alignment with TransLink, BC Transit will be recommending the use of face coverings in BC Transit communities across the province beginning Thursday, July 1.

Our ongoing goal is to create a comfortable environment for all customers and drivers. This includes recommending the use of face coverings on buses and at bus stops when the province officially moves to Step 3.

The remainder of our safety measures, reviewed by both the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafe BC, remain in place to ensure a safe environment for our employees, customers and communities while the restart plan rolls out. These include:

  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of buses and BC Transit facilities.
  • Protective barriers between drivers and customers, either in the form of full driver doors on conventional buses or vinyl panels for handyDART service;
  • Encouraging customers to stay home if they are sick;
  • Practicing proper hand hygiene including washing your hands and using hand sanitizer.

Customers may notice a delay in our signage changes as we update our messaging in our transit systems across the province beginning July 1. 

We would like to thank our customers that have supported our face covering policies, as we continue to focus on getting people where they need to go safely and efficiently.

For more details about the Province of B.C.’s safe restart plan, visit:

For more information on BC Transit’s response to COVID-19 and our ongoing policies, go to:

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