Former Sooke mayor Wendal Milne will be joining the BC Transit Board as a Director. Claire Travena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, issued a statement which includes the following:
“I welcome Wendal Milne as a new director of the board. Mr. Milne comes to this role with years’ worth of experience. Prior to serving as mayor of Sooke, Mr. Milne was an RCMP detachment commander, where — in addition to his investigative duties — he did a lot of work around staff relations to ensure fair and equitable treatment of employees.
“From 1995 to 2008, Mr. Milne held the position of security, manager of transit operations with BC Transit in Victoria, and eventually moved into the role of director of operations and maintenance, where he was responsible for approximately 550 employees and 250 vehicles. Mr. Milne’s direct experience with transit operations will make him a valuable addition to the board.”
This latest announcement adds to the already existing Sooke presence with BC Transit: current Sooke mayor Maja Tait currently sits as a member of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission.
Currently, Sooke is served by one bus that connects to Victoria that runs approximately once an hour (varying frequency throughout the day), and two regional buses which only run at peak times about once an hour.
Sooke has a population of 13,001.
- BC Transit pending improvements offer minimal benefits to Sooke riders
- Transit service to Sooke will decline in the years to come
- Sooke Mayor joins Victoria Regional Transit Commission