Yet another accident on the TCH caused significant delays for motorists, but especially impacted transit riders on the West Shore who were waiting very long periods of time for buses like the 50, 58, 61, 65, and other routes that start downtown before meandering through local West Shore areas.
Meanwhile the common disappointment was one Not In Service bus after another passing by commuters stuck on the West Shore with zero bus service along the aforementioned routes.
Why can’t transit have a contingency plan for these scenarios? Sooke was completely cut off from transit access because of an accident 35 kilometres away. How can an entire area of a city be left stranded like that?
What would the contingency look like? Separate roadways for buses to they can't be impacted by private vehicle accidents? Even bus lanes on the same roadway can be impacted in this scenario.