GERTIE’s going to the polls!

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GERTIE’s going to vote this coming Saturday, and we hope that you are too!  If you need help getting to the school to vote there are two GERTIE options.  During the day (between 10:30 and 2:45) you can use our regular Saturday service.  We are also running an election-day special service starting from the school at 6 PM – with one loop around North and South Roads (including the Whalebone and Hess areas) getting to the school at 6:48 PM, and another loop around Harrison, Taylor Bay and Hemlock, getting to the school at 7:18 PM.  See the schedule below.  We’ll then do it all over again to get everyone home.

Regular fares apply (each way), or tickets, or passes.  You can help us by letting us know if you plan to use this service.  Please call 250-668-6809 or send an e-mail to Gabriolacommunitybus@gmail.com

School     6:00 PM
Tashtego 6:09
Barrett @ North 6:15
Silva Bay 6:29
Islands View 6:35
Hess @ Fisher 6:40
School 6:48
Harrison 6:55
Ferry 7:00
Twin Beaches 7:04
Hemlock mailboxes 7:08
School   7:18 PM
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New Schedule November 1

We’ve made some minor changes in the schedule. The Friday midday run will no longer be available. The youth pass is now $25/ month. The brackets have been taken off some of the timing spots and several of the routes have been adjusted slightly. Please click on the following link to access the new Riders Guide, with the revised schedule effective November 1st:

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Turn to the  Routes and Schedules page for local neighbourhood schedules in the various different formats.

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New GERTIE bus shelter at Silva Bay

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GERTIE’s newest bus shelter has just popped up like a fall mushroom on South Road near to Silva Bay.  Although not quite finished, its a beautiful and sturdy structure, built post-and-beam style by a crew of volunteers including John Campbell, Graham MacDonald, Tim Mitchell. Emanuel Bocancea and Ollie Herman, with hot coffee graciously supplied by Sharon Hooton. Many thanks to all!  This location is consistently one of GERTIE’s busiest  boarding spots, and we’re delighted that our passengers can now stay dry while waiting for the bus.

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Year End Evaluation Report

The results of GERTIE’s first year are captured in the GERTIE year end evaluation report.  Thanks to passengers, volunteers, funders and community supporters for making it a great year!

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New Schedule

See below for the schedule that started September 8th. See the ‘read across’ and ‘turn by turn’ formats on the Routes and Schedules page. The moving maps are up – check them out. sept25readdown2

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Schedule Change Monday September 8th

BC Ferries has changed the schedule again. So, we have changed GERTIE’s schedule in order to ensure that the bus meets the ferries. The following (see post above for schedule) will be in place starting Monday September 8th. New Riders Guides will be available on September 12th  (once we’ve made sure that the schedule works). All four formats of this schedule will be published on the Routes and Schedules page on Monday. 

 

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What schedule format works for you?

We know that GERTIE’s schedule is not always easy to follow. To respond to the various ways in which people have said to us that they understand schedules, we have created four different ways of presenting the information. Check them out here and let us know which one you prefer.

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