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BC Transit warns of cancellations in Victoria due to driver shortage

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Employee shortages across the region have now hit bus drivers in Victoria. BC Transit cancelled dozens of trips in Greater Victoria on Wednesday and the company is warning passengers service may continue to be impacted. Kylie Stanton reports. – May 4, 2022

Transit riders in Victoria are being warned trips across the city may be cancelled due to an ongoing driver shortage.

BC Transit said on social media it is “actively recruiting to restore service” in order to avoid cancellations.

It said that anyone is looking for work can contact the transit agency.

The BC Transit website has listed numerous service interruptions and trips that have been cancelled.

Riders are advised to check the website frequently before heading out the door.

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BC Transit is not the only organization struggling with worker shortages and cancelling services.

BC Ferries had to charter three round-trip flights between Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii last week following a COVID-19 outbreak among employees working that route.

There were not enough crew members to keep passengers safe in case of an emergency, as per Transport Canada regulations, according to the corporation.

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