Since the start of this year, BC Transit has been rolling out a new NextRide program in transit systems across BC. We've been working hard to integrate the new API with BCTracker, which hasn't been easy as some of the data is quite different compared to existing systems. However, we are very pleased to announce that the first new realtime systems are active on BCTracker as of today!
To start with, we're launching Cowichan Valley, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Powell River, and Sunshine Coast as brand-new realtime systems. The Central Fraser Valley and Chilliwack systems have also been combined into a new Fraser Valley system with realtime information. And on top of all that, we're introducing the North Okanagan and South Okanagan regional systems with schedule-only data. Expect more updates in the next few months as additional systems become available!
Please keep in mind that BC Transit is still testing some components of the new NextRide API, so you may occasionally see buses with incorrect GPS positions or logged into the wrong trip. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the NextRide rollout and to see what systems will be receiving it next, visit BC Transit's NextRide FAQ.
Of course, new realtime systems isn't the only exciting thing we've been working on for the past few months. Since we posted the last update, here's some of the other changes we've made:
We hope you enjoy the new systems and improvements, and have a great summer!
Hey everyone, it's once again time for a quick(ish) update!
First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who has participated in our survey so far! Your feedback has been very helpful in planning upcoming additions to the site, and we're glad to know how helpful BCTracker has been for you. If you haven't had a chance to respond yet, you can still get to it from the link in the previous post.
We've gotten a lot done over the last few months, some of which you may have already noticed, while other things have only just recently been added. Many of the newest features are among the most highly-requested in the survey responses, so we hope you enjoy them! Here's an overview of what's new:
Finally, we've updated our About page with some FAQs, based on some of the survey results we got back. We hope the answers are enlightening!
As always, stay safe and have a Happy New Year!