Monday, June 17, 2019

Transportation

BC Ferries adds extra sailings to their summer schedule

Because it's travel time!

Over half of BC residents want speed limits lowered to 30 km/h on residential...

The majority of Vancouver Island residents agreed.

Over 50% BC drivers are interested in getting an electric vehicle (POLL)

But some people are afraid of being stranded in a place without any charging stations
bike lane

BC government to spend $5.2 million for new bike lanes and paths on Vancouver...

Victoria will be getting a multi-use trail that connects the city to Langford

Town of Sidney opens 167 free parking stalls for downtown employees

No more moving your vehicle every 2 hours!

Victoria welcomes 8 millionth cruise ship passenger today

This lucky traveller got a complimentary tour of Victoria and a gift basket full of local goodies

BC Ferries will raise ticket prices by 1.5 percent starting this June

That's an extra 85 cents for vehicles on the Vancouver-Victoria route

BC Ferries adds over 90 sailings for Victoria Day long weekend

The majority are being added to the Victoria – Vancouver route.

Bay Street Bridge will be closed to eastbound traffic until October starting next week

Vehicles headed downtown will have to use the Johnson Street bridge

The 900-block of Johnson Street will be closed to vehicle traffic starting Monday

A tower crane is being disassembled and removed

Canadians under 25 can get unlimited train travel across the country this summer

International students over 26 can also avail the offer!

This weekend marks the end of free Sunday street parking in downtown Victoria

PSA: Remember to carry some change if you're going downtown this weekend

Victoria City Council approves proposal for free BC Transit across the CRD

It will be presented to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission and BC Transit next.

Both major highways through Sooke and Langford to receive $100 million upgrades

They include adding lanes and installing medians.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit buses in Victoria will have real-time tracking by late July

Around 2/3rds of the fleet is already equipped with the on-board audio and visual announcements.
Ferry

BC Ferries adding over 300 annual sailings to Nanaimo and Gabriola Island

They’re part of the 2,700 additional sailings announced in February.

Victoria mayor Lisa Helps has been appointed to BC Transit’s board of directors

She'll be one of 7 people in charge of overseeing the management of the crown corporation

There’s an electric vehicle scavenger hunt coming to Victoria next month

Over 100 local businesses are participating.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries adds nearly 90 sailings for Easter long weekend

But you still might want to reserve a spot!
Hwy 1 closed

Province issues apology for further delay in completion of McKenzie interchange project

The $85-million project was originally slated for completion by late 2018
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit spring service changes will take effect tomorrow

Keep an eye on your route's schedule!

BC Ferries cancels several sailings due to strong winds Saturday morning

Remember to check conditions before you travel!
Victoria Intersection

Free Sunday street parking in downtown Victoria will end May 1st

The new revenue will go towards free bus passes for youth in Victoria.

Next proposed bike lane in Victoria could run through Quadra Elementary School playground

The city will work with the public and school community to come up with a plan that works for everyone

BC Ferries wins innovation award for switching from diesel to LNG

As a result, CO2 emissions will be reduced by 12,500 tonnes annually.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries sets preliminary fare price cap for the next 5 years

The last price cap was set in 2015.
ICBC

Here’s how you have to file vehicle injury claim disputes with ICBC starting today

No more judges or court rooms for cases under $50,000.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit spring service changes will take effect on April 8th

Some buses will be rerouted due to construction

Gas prices in Victoria expected to spike on Monday

You might want to fill up before April 1st!

Harbour Air will soon become the world’s first all-electric airline

They’re about to convert all the aircraft in their fleet.

Air Canada removes all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from schedule until July 1st

They've included a rebooking and refund policy for all passengers affected by itinerary changes

Preliminary study outlines plan for ferry service between the West Shore and Victoria

The study offers three potential ferry terminal sites

Sooke’s Camp Thunderbird will offer gender-neutral cabins for kids this year

It’s one of the oldest camps on the island.

CRD opposes new highway through Sooke Hills Regional Park as alternate Malahat route

But they approved of having an alternate route.

BC Ferries is looking for your input on how to design their 5 new...

The new ferries will run from Vancouver Island to Metro Vancouver.

Construction of a bus-only lane on Jacklin Road in Langford begins today

This could be faster than driving yourself 😲

New provincial policy aims to clear car accident sites quicker

Fender benders won’t stall traffic for much longer!

Province seeks public input on making communities more pedestrian and bike friendly

The deadline to tell the Province what you want in your community is April 15th
bike lane

Victoria will spend over $1.2 million more on bike lanes to complete the network...

On top of the original $30 million allocation

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