Inter-City Bus Applications

Commercial inter-city buses (ICBs) in British Columbia are subject to the licensing requirements of the Passenger Transportation Act. Decisions on applications to start, change, and reduce ICB services are made by the Passenger Transportation Board.

ICB Applications

This page lists applications from ICB operators that apply to reduce or eliminate a route. Click the application number to see an application’s status, and to learn more about an application. Click here for more information about making submissions or the ICB application process.

Applications for a new ICB licence or to add a new route are published only in the Weekly Bulletin. However, an application for a new or expanded service may also be published when there is an overlap with another application to reduce or eliminate service.

Applicant Application Status
Pacific Coach Lines

430-15 (click for details)

Eliminate route points and reduce minimum frequency on Route 1 (Vancouver – Victoria via BC Ferries):

  • Eliminate route points: City of Vancouver, Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, Town of Sidney and City of Victoria
  • Reduce minimum route frequency: From 3 trips daily in each direction to 2 on remaining route points (YVR to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal).
Approved in whole.
Island Express Bus Inc.

217-15 (click for details)

Proposed new Special Authorization to operate 1 inter-city bus route:
  • Terminating Points: Campbell River - Victoria
  • Express service with intermediate stops restricted to Duncan, Parksville, and Courtenay (no stops in Nanaimo or other intermediate locations)
  • Year round service excluding December 25 and January 1
Refused
Greyhound Canada

197-15 (click for details)

Eliminate 3 routes in BC as noted below:
  • F – Cranbrook – Alberta border & Highway 93
  • U – Nanaimo – Campbell River
  • W – Campbell River – Port Hardy
Approved in whole
Tofino Bus Services Inc.

196-15 (click for details)

Add 2 new routes:
  • Route 4: Nanaimo – Campbell River
  • Route 5: Campbell River – Port Hardy
Approved in whole
Pacific Coach Lines

206-14 (click for details)

Reduce minimum route frequency on Route 1 (Vancouver – Victoria via BC Ferries):

Off Peak Season:

  • Reduce minimum frequency from 5 cross-water trips daily (each direction) to 3.

Year Round:

  • Reduce the minimum number of stops at YVR (Vancouver International Airport) from 5 time daily (each direction) to 3.
Approved in whole.
Greyhound Canada

142-13 (click for details)

  • Eliminate a total of 30 route points on 11 routes in BC
  • Reduce minimum service frequency at one route point
Approved in whole.
Pacific Coach Lines

26-13 (click for details)

  • Reduce service levels by 1 return trip daily between Victoria and Vancouver via BC Ferries (Route 1)
Approved in whole.
Tofino Bus Services Inc.

351-12 (click for details)

  • Amend Route 2 (Victoria – Nanaimo) by replacing restrictions respecting pick up and drop off
  • Add new route (Route 4: Nanaimo – Campbell River) with a minimum route frequency of 1 trip daily in each direction (except December 25)
Approved as set out in the Decision.
Greyhound Canada

305-12 (click for details)

  • Eliminate 1 Route
  • Reduce Service Levels on 15 routes
Approved in whole.

D. Past Decisions

Click here to view Board decisions on past ICB applications