What is RapidBus?

    RapidBus will be connected, frequent, fast and reliable to increase ridership and support local governments in meeting their sustainable land use, climate and transportation goals.

    When will RapidBus be implemented?

    • The implementation of infrastructure enhancements (i.e. bus lanes on Douglas St and Highway 1) and service expansion (improving frequency) has been underway for the past several years in support of the Rapid Transit Network
    • The goal is to implement the Westshore Downtown Victoria line within the next three years
    • Other proposed lines (Peninsula and McKenzie) would be implemented in the following years

    Is RapidBus different than Frequent Transit Network?

    Yes, crossing the threshold to becoming a RapidBus service includes:

    • consistent and frequent services
    • limiting the number of stops to high volume passenger areas
    • expanding transit priority infrastructure
    • implementing attractive and comfortable stations

    Where will RapidBus be implemented?

    • Westshore, Peninsula, UVic and downtown Victoria areas, as identified in the 2011 Transit Future Plan
    • Other corridors may be examined in the future

    Why RapidBus and not Light Rail Transit?

    • RapidBus provides sufficient capacity and costs less
    • A well designed RapidBus network can offer many of the same benefits of Light Rail Transit, and is considered as a pre-cursor to rail-based transit