Tuesday, July 19, 2022

BC Transit brings "Next Ride" to Prince Rupert, offering riders more information on service options and timetables

BC Transit's Next Ride automatic vehicle location  technology is now available for those who use the Prince Rupert and Port Edward Transit Systems,  the announcement of the launch of the service made today by the provincial transit agency.

Their notes from today's announcement outline how the project works and what customers will experience both onboard the bus and from home,.

NextRide allows customers to see real-time bus locations along routes and identify what predicted arrival times are at any selected stop. Onboard, automated stop announcements call out stops to customers riding the bus, which increases comfort and convenience, while also improving the overall accessibility for many using transit. 

Through BC Transit, bus location data is provided to mobility providers like Transit App, so customers in Prince Rupert and Port Edwards can track and monitor bus routes using their application of choice. 

Please note that customers using Google Maps to plan their trips will experience a short delay in the real time data showing up as it takes several weeks for Google to start sharing this information.

Once fully installed, the Prince Rupert/Port Edward Transit home pages will look similar to the one below from Nanaimo, which features the link to Next Ride trip planning

Learn more about today's announcement from the BC Transit Prince Rupert home page.

Kitimat, Terrace and Skeena Regional Transit will all see the technology delivered through this summer

More notes on transportation along the Northwest corridor can be explored from our archive page.


  1. Still waiting for new bus shelters. Every stop in town should have a covered bus shelter, existing ones should be replaced . Some of them look like they’re going to fall over

    1. Sounds like something you might want to share with the City as part of their current consultation on Transportation in Prince Rupert ...