Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Transportation

Uber

BC releases controversial new rules on ride-sharing

For example, ride-share drivers must have the same minimum rate as taxis.

Victoria cyclist suffers potentially life threatening injuries in downtown collision

The cyclist collided with a tow truck that was towing another vehicle.

Victoria just got its first all-in-one taxi hailing app

It's not Uber, but it's close!

Downtown Victoria collision at busy intersection causes traffic delays Thursday afternoon

Avoid the intersection of Blanshard and Fisgard Streets.
Galloping Goose

McKenzie interchange project may cause closures on the Galloping Goose Trail

Starting today until November 5th, 2019 🚴

Police looking for witnesses of rollover crash in Central Saanich Monday

Both drivers told police they had the green light.
bike lane

Mayor Lisa Helps “delighted” with ‘messy’ intersections caused by increased pedestrian traffic

“I personally love the ‘messiness’ of all those pedestrians and bikes.”

Oak Bay drunk driver nabbed after nearly driving on to Willows Beach

A cooler of opened beers was found in his front seat.

BC Ferries releases results of what passengers want for future vessels (REPORT)

Better Wi-fi and expanded pet areas were two of them 🐶📶

Air Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max flights until 2020

In March, a 737 crash in Ethiopia claimed the lives of 157 people, including one Vancouver Island man

72-year-old receives 4-month driving ban for repeated distracted driving offences

The suspension is a whopping 4 months long.

Traffic on Blanshard Street snarled by Wednesday morning crash

Emergency crews are currently on site.

BC Ferries accident that injured two crew members blamed on a short hoist rope

Both crew members fell into the ocean from about 36 feet.
red-light cameras

5 new traffic cameras were just activated across BC today

Including one on Vancouver Island.

West Shore RCMP impound uninsured car for excessive speeding in Colwood

The car was travelling over 100 km/h

BC Transit’s live bus-tracking system launches in Victoria today

Plus several other new transit upgrades 🚌

North Saanich to spend $1.5M on bike lane expansions

The new lanes will connect West Saanich Road with McTavish Road and Wain Road.

Victoria police had their hands full with multiple crashes around the city on Wednesday

One crash caused a truck to rollover at an intersection.

Downtown Victoria traffic affected by Wednesday rollover crash

VicPD officers are currently dealing with two downtown collisions.

Canada’s new air passenger rights come into effect today

To start, you can claim up to $2,100 for lost or damaged baggage.

Dashcam captures extremely close call between 2 cyclists and driver in Victoria (VIDEO)

The truck can be seen spinning-out after missing the cyclists.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit is launching live bus tracking in Victoria this month

The real-time bus tracking technology was delayed from Spring 2019.

Victoria fog forces Harbour Air to cancel and delay flights

Helijet has also been affected by the weather.

Colwood City Council votes in favour of ferry service from West Shore to Victoria

Research into the project is still in its very early stages.
Uber

BC Passenger Transportation Board says province has a ‘public need’ for ridesharing

“...there is compelling evidence that taxi service cannot meet peak period public need.”

The Victoria-Vancouver BC Ferries route will be extremely busy on the next two Saturdays

Because of the Scouts Canada 2019 Pacific Jamboree being held in Sooke

Johnson Street Bridge experiences first major mechanical malfunction

It hasn’t been able to be raised since Thursday 😬

New Nanaimo to Vancouver high-speed passenger ferry delays launch

The new ferry was expected to start service this summer.

Road detours between Douglas and Government begin today

Commuters who usually drive down Dallas Road near downtown Victoria should find an alternate route this summer as construction on the Clover Point Pump...
BC Ferries

BC Ferries delays alcohol sale on vessels pending liquor license approval

They were expected to roll out beer and wine sales on select vessels this month

Air Canada named best airline in North America for 3rd year in a row

This is the eighth time they've received the title within 10 years

You can float down Victoria’s Upper Harbour in a Hot Tub Boat this summer

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like 🛀⛵

BC Transit is adding more buses to 4 busy summer routes in July

The bus routes go to Thetis Lake, downtown, the ferry terminal, and more.

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

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