Transit hub expansion

Construction has begun on 10 new bus bays on the north side of the Student Union Building. The project, a partnership between UVic, BC Transit, government and the transit commission, aims to improve bus capacity issues at peak times and support future service expansions.  It is a key component of the university’s sustainable transportation efforts to decrease vehicle traffic and encourage alternative methods to get to campus. Metered parking spaces beside the SUB will be removed; alternate parking spaces are available close by.

“UVic is pleased to be able to work cooperatively with BC Transit and its partners in adding new bus bays that will benefit the entire campus and the surrounding community,” Gayle Gorrill, UVic vice-president finance and operations said. A number of trees must be removed, but will be replaced three-fold as part of the extensive landscaping plan for the project. The Halpern Centre, Cinecenta and all the SUB facilities will be accessible and operational during construction, which is expected to be complete by September.

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