British Columbia Section
Similar to transit agencies in several American states, such as Connecticut, New Jersey and Utah, most transit systems in British Columbia operate under a single identity. BC Transit is a provincially-owned Crown Corporation providing transit service in more than 50 municipalities in British Columbia, except in Metro Vancouver. It was established in 1978 as the Urban Transit Authority. Before this, service by provided by BC Hydro. In total, BC Transit serves 1.6 million customers, and has a fleet of 494 conventional buses and 191 vans and minibuses, in several cases transferring vehicles between cities. In Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, TransLink is the public transit agency, and the buses are operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company.