Monday, April 22, 2019

Transportation

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

BC Ferries is adding 2,700 sailings to 10 coastal communities

These trips are being brought back after they were cut in 2014.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit is adding smartphone fare payment feature to buses in Victoria

Yet another thing your phone can do!
Spirit of Vancouver Island Rescue

BC Ferries is cancelling all sailings after 5 pm today due to incoming weather

"The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us."

ICBC limiting use of experts in legal disputes to reduce $1.2B projected net loss

Vehicle injury claims have increased by 43% in the past five years.

Highway 14 west of Sooke remains closed due to hazardous road conditions

Fallen trees and downed power lines block both directions.

Vehicles are spinning out of control on the Malahat due to heavy snowfall

Don’t forget to use winter tires or chains when driving through the mountains!

ICBC suffers $860M net loss in first 9 months of fiscal year

They expect lose $1.18 billion by the end of fiscal year.

Province invests $300K in BC-Washington high-speed train research

Vancouver to Seattle in one hour - yes please! 😍

VicPD just took a cheeky shot at Victorians’ ability to handle snow

And the public shot right back.

Air Canada is getting rid of plastic stir sticks by Summer 2019

Wonder what the replacements will look like 🤔

WestJet flight to Victoria cancelled after plane slides off tarmac due to ice

None of the passengers onboard Flight 173 were injured

Clipper Vacations ferry will be out of service for 3 weeks due to scheduled...

A fresh coat of paint and several updates are in store

Zero visibility due to fog causes flight delays and cancellations along BC coast

You might want to double check your flight itinerary
saanich police

Series of reckless driving incidents plague Saanich in 2019

From a stunting motorcycle rider to a man who kept passing out at the wheel, it's already been a crazy year in Saanich

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