Posted on: November 10, 2016

Kelowna Regional Transit System Service Disruption Update Nov 10 – 4 pm

Kelowna – BC Transit would like to notify its valued customers in the Kelowna Regional Transit System that the work stoppage initiated by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) – Local 1722 is expected to continue until further notice.

A full work stoppage began on Thursday, November 10, 2016 initiated by the ATU – Local 1722 unionized employees of First Canada - BC Transit’s service contractor in Kelowna. First Canada operates the conventional and handyDART services in the Kelowna region.

All scheduled conventional and handyDART services in the Kelowna Regional Transit System are affected. Essential service levels are being maintained for handyDART patients requiring dialysis.

BC Transit is advising customers who use public transit to make alternative arrangements for their transportation. BC Transit is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as new information is available.

BC Transit apologizes to our valued customers for any inconvenience this matter may cause and trusts the parties will find resolution.

Information on monthly pass refunds will be available at:

Customers can visit or call 250-860-8121 for more information and updates.

Media Contact:Jonathon Dyck BC Transit communications | 250-995-5720