It's been a quiet summer, so there aren't many updates to report this time around.
First, we've added Mount Waddington to the list of available transit systems. This was never mentioned by BC Transit as a planned NextRide system, but it appears to exist nonetheless!
Second, if you use the website on your computer, you may notice that the Change System dropdown has been replaced with a shiny new sidebar. We're hoping this will make it easier to navigate around the site. This is still somewhat experimental, so you may see some additional changes as we get feedback.
On the topic of feedback, we have a great new place to go for that: the BCTracker Discord server! Even if you don't have any feedback, everyone is welcome to come chat, share photos and videos, and more. With the BCTracker Bot, you can get alerted when new buses enter service or transfer between systems. And if you enjoy transit photography, we're also kicking it off with a back-to-school photo contest with special Discord roles for the winners!
That's all for now - enjoy the rest of the summer!
Today is exactly one year since we started tracking buses in places other than Victoria. We're celebrating by keeping the trend going - even more systems are now available!
Starting today, you'll find East Kootenay, Creston Valley, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Kitimat, and Prince Rupert in the systems list. You may have also noticed the addition of West Kootenay as well as realtime information in North Okanagan, South Okanagan, and Prince George since the last update post. That brings us now to a total of 23 supported systems, which is an amazing number considering that until a year ago there was only one single system!
This will likely be the last batch of new systems for a while, as BC Transit has completed the NextRide rollout in all the systems originally announced in January. However, if more systems are ever introduced, rest assured that we'll work hard to get them added as well!