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B.C. Reg. 87/99
O.C. 404/99
Deposited March 30, 1999
effective March 31, 1999
This consolidation is current to November 17, 2020.
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South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act

Greater Vancouver Transit Conduct and
Safety Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 110/2017, March 27, 2017]

Contents
1Definitions
2Application
3-4Repealed
5Proof of payment not transferable
6Requirement to obey signs and rules
7Restrictions on access to transit property
8Public safety, order and convenience and protection of property
8.1Dealings with fare officers
9Offence

Definitions

1   In this regulation:

"Act" means the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act;

"ancillary structure" means one or both of the following:

(a) a structure that supports or is attached to a fare gate;

(b) a barrier that deters persons from bypassing a fare gate;

"electronic component" includes software and hardware;

"fare gate" means a gate or door located at or near an entry or exit point of a fare paid zone;

"proof of payment" means a valid transfer, valid fare receipt or other valid evidence of payment established under the tariff.

[am. B.C. Regs. 187/2012, s. 1; 110/2017, App. 1, s. 1.]

Application

2   Section 8 does not apply to transit employees acting in the course of duty.

[am. B.C. Regs. 124/2004, s. 1; 187/2012, s. 2.]

Repealed

3-4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 187/2012, s. 3.]

Proof of payment not transferable

5   (1) Except as may be permitted by the tariff, a proof of payment is not transferable.

(2) A person must not use a proof of payment unless it was purchased for his or her use at the fare required of him or her by the tariff.

(3) Except as permitted by the tariff, a person who is not a transit employee must not sell, trade, barter or otherwise transfer or attempt to sell, trade, barter or otherwise transfer any proof of payment to any person without the prior authorization of the authority.

[am. B.C. Reg. 124/2004, s. 2.]

Requirement to obey signs and rules

6   (1) If the authority or one of its subsidiaries makes rules, or posts signs on transit vehicles or other transit property, for the safety, good order or convenience of persons while they are on, entering or leaving a transit vehicle or other transit property, a transit employee may require, as a condition of allowing any person to enter or remain on the transit vehicle or transit property, that the person obey the signs or comply with the rules.

(2) If a person does not obey a sign or comply with the rules when required to do so by a transit employee acting in accordance with subsection (1), any transit employee may do any of the following:

(a) refuse that person permission to enter the transit vehicle or other transit property;

(b) order that person to leave the transit vehicle or other transit property;

(c) order that person not to enter any transit property or not to enter specified transit properties for a period not exceeding 24 hours from the time the order was made.

[am. B.C. Reg. 246/2003, s. (a).]

Restrictions on access to transit property

7   A person must not, unless authorized to do so,

(a) park or operate a vehicle on transit property,

(b) enter or remain on or in tracks, docks, bridges, guideways, tunnels, roads or rights of way that are used or intended for use only by transit vehicles, or

(c) go on or through any transit property other than a portion of it provided by the authority or one of its subsidiaries as public access to a transit vehicle.

Public safety, order and convenience and protection of property

8   (1) A person must not operate or use an alarm or any emergency device or equipment in a transit vehicle or on other transit property except in an emergency.

(2) A person who operates or uses an alarm or any emergency device or equipment in a transit vehicle or on other transit property must as soon as possible report the operation or use and the circumstances

(a) in accordance with any posted rules or sign, or

(b) to the first available transit employee.

(3) A person must not

(a) place any object or obstacle on or in a track, dock, bridge, guideway, tunnel, road or right of way used by a transit vehicle,

(b) damage, tamper with or remove any equipment or device on a transit vehicle or transit property,

(c) prevent or interfere with the operation of a transit vehicle,

(d) in a transit vehicle, occupy any place not intended for public use,

(e) impede a transit employee in the operation of a transit vehicle,

(f) prevent or delay the closing of a transit vehicle door,

(g) extend or project any part of the person's body or any object through the window of a transit vehicle,

(h) ride or stand on or hold onto the exterior of a transit vehicle, or

(i) use an emergency exit in a transit vehicle or on transit property except in an emergency.

(4) Except as permitted under the Act, a person must not misuse a fare gate by doing any of the following:

(a) forcing the fare gate open or closed;

(b) preventing the fare gate from closing;

(c) damaging, tampering with or removing an electronic component that is in or on the fare gate or an ancillary structure;

(d) going over, under or around the fare gate or an ancillary structure;

(e) going through an open fare gate that was not opened by that person.

[am. B.C. Regs. 124/2004, ss. 3 and 4; 261/2012, s. 1; 110/2017, App. 1, s. 2.]

Dealings with fare officers

8.1   A person must not do any of the following:

(a) knowingly make any false or misleading statement, or provide any false or misleading information, either verbally or in writing to a fare officer;

(b) otherwise wilfully obstruct, interfere with, impede, molest or hinder the fare officer in exercising his or her powers or in carrying out his or her duties or functions under the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 261/2012, s. 2]

Offence

9   (1) A person who contravenes section 5 (2), 7 (a) or (c) or 8 (2) (a) or (b) or (4) (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $150.

(2) If permission to enter a transit vehicle or other transit property is refused under section 6 (2) (a), a person who enters the transit vehicle or other property despite the refusal commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $150.

(3) A person who disobeys an order under section 6 (2) (b) to leave a transit vehicle or other transit property commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $150.

(3.1) If an order to not enter any transit property or to not enter specified transit properties for a period not exceeding 24 hours was made under section 6 (2) (c), a person who enters any transit property or specified transit properties despite the order commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $150.

(4) A person who contravenes section 5 (3), 7 (b), 8 (1) or (3) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h) or (i) or 8.1 (a) or (b) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500.

[am. B.C. Regs. 246/2003, s. (b); 124/2004, s. 5; 187/2012, s. 4; 261/2012, s. 3; 110/2017, App. 1, s. 3.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 30, section 46]