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:
The Routes and Schedules page still has the current schedules, which will run until October 31.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
GERTIE is going to the Salmon Barbeque
GERTIE loves salmon, and salad and music and conversation, so we’re heading to the Salmon Barbeque on Saturday evening (Aug. 9th). We’ve got room for you to come along! The schedule is as follows:
Hemlock mailboxes: 4:05 PM
Twin Beaches: 4:10
Ferry: 4:15 (wait for arrival of 3:50 ferry)
Tashtego turnaround: 4:40
Silva Bay: 4:55
Islands View/Blueback: 5:00
Community Hall: 5:05
Return by the same route (as necessary) at around 8:00 PM.
Regular fares apply (or tickets or passes).