Transit

We want to hear from you!

Consultation Stations on September 22nd & 23rd 

The City of Vernon and BC Transit want your feedback on proposed transit upgrades! Have your say and visit a consultation station this Friday or Saturday. We’ll have information boards, swag, and great discussion! On Friday, we’ll be set up at the Downtown Transit Exchange (7am – 9am & 1pm – 3pm), Schubert Centre (10am – 12pm), and outside Walmart (4pm – 6pm). On Saturday, we’ll be set up at the RespectFEST Multicultural Celebration (10am -4pm). Don’t forget transit is free in Vernon on Saturday! For the detailed consultation station schedule, click here.

Survey from September 22nd to October 6th

Can’t make it to a consultation station? No problem! Fill out our online survey (open Sept 22 to Oct 6). If you fill out the survey, you’ll be entered to win a monthly transit pass! Survey hardcopies are available at the consultation stations and at the Community Services Building (3001 – 32 Avenue – the old library) from September 22 until October 6.


Transit in Vernon

During the community consultation for the Transportation Plan, Vernon residents articulated that their number one transportation priority was public transit improvements. A safe, reliable, frequent transit system has many benefits to the community.

  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Greater mobility for seniors and youth
  • More travel options for families
  • Less money required for new road infrastructure
  • Fewer cars on the road
Vernon Regional Transit System

Vernon Regional Transit System

Starting  July 20, 2016, BC Transit will launch a province-wide campaign to educate British Columbians on all the incredible summer destinations that can be reached using BC Transit. The campaign will launch BC Transit’s Instagram account and a microsite www.explorebcbybus.com with downloadable maps. By finding attractions across the province with the help of BC Transit’s routes and our partner Destination BC, British Columbians will have plenty of summer adventures at their fingertips. We want British Columbians to ride and seek adventure all summer long!

Everything you need to know about the transit services within the Vernon Regional Transit area including Coldstream, Vernon and the North Okanagan is on the BC Transit website.

Handy Dart

Vernon Regional Accessible Transit

BC Transit has made large-scale improvements in accessibility. A key is to provide transit services tailored to individual’s needs and abilities.
• Fixed-Route: 100% of buses are low-floor accessible
• handyDART: Ramp and lift-equipped mini buses

handyDART is:
• For people who cannot use fixed-route independently due to a disability
• Based on need
• A complementary service to the fixed-route system

Note: Seasonal Schedule Change to Route 90 UBCO Connector

Seasonal reduction of transit service to UBC Okanagan via the route 90 UBCO Connector starts in May. Four trips leave the Downtown Transit Exchange per day at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 3 p.m, and 4 p.m. through the summer months. The fall schedule of ten trips a day will resume in September.

Route 90 UBCO Schedule

North Okanagan Transit Future Plan