Following municipal elections last fall, five new members have been appointed to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, joining three remaining members.
The composition of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission is set out under the British Columbia Transit Act, and the members are elected officials appointed by order in council. The following members have now been appointed to the commission:
- Fred Haynes, mayor of Saanich
- Kevin Murdoch, mayor of Oak Bay
- Geoff Orr, mayor of North Saanich
- Rob Martin, mayor of Colwood
- Sharmarke Dubow, councillor of Victoria
The new members join the following remaining members on the Victoria Regional Transit Commission:
- Susan Brice (chair), councillor of Saanich
- Lisa Helps, mayor of Victoria
- Maja Tait, mayor of Sooke
The commission represents transit service in the Greater Victoria area and makes recommendations to BC Transit on routes and service levels. The commission is responsible for setting fares and raising the local share of the annual cost of transit in the region through local taxes for transit purposes.
The Victoria Regional Transit Commission was formed in 1982. While the initial commission consisted of seven members, an additional member from the western communities was added in 2016 to reflect the growing population in the region.
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