This news release is shared from BC Transit.
Following the successful ratification of a new labour agreement between Unifor Local 114 union operating under Whistler Transit Ltd and Diversified Transportation, BC Transit is notifying its riders in the Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton Valley transit systems that service will resume at the start of the operational day on Wednesday, June 22.
In addition, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and District of Squamish are offering free transit until at least July 3 to welcome customers back on board and provide time to purchase other pass products. The Village of Pemberton will also offer free transit and is confirming the end date. Local government partners may also offer other individual fare promotions that will be announced soon. Please check their websites or bctransit.com for updates.
Before service resumes it’s important for transit operators to refresh their training to ensure a safe return to service, which is currently underway. This includes familiarizing themselves with the operational processes, duties and equipment, and is standard procedure when resuming service after a certain amount of time away from day-to-day service.BC Transit and its local government partners want to thank everyone for their patience over the past months. We encourage customers to sign up to receive alerts for their specific transit system at bctransit.com/whistler, bctransit.com/squamish and bctransit.com/pemberton-valley. Customers in the region can also find real-time bus locations along routes and updated routes and schedules using NextRide and the Transit App.