Bus riders in Victoria are questioning the provincial transit agency’s move this week to take down bus schedules from all its stops across the capital region.
Instead, transit users now see signs with a website, a scannable QR code and a phone number to help them find out when the next bus is arriving. B.C. Transit says the move is only temporary, but without an end-date, because of driver shortages.
But for some Victoria residents, the move is a “giant step backwards” — one an accessible transportation researcher said will disproportionately impact seniors, low-income residents and anyone without a cellphone or data plan.
“It seems like a giant step backwards for older adults,
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