Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Transportation

Province unveils new pilot project for mobile government offices in Langford

The space will accommodate about 100 workers.

Victoria council passes councillor Dubow’s motion challenging them to take transit for a week

Several local leaders have already expressed interest in partaking

85 BC Ferries passengers stranded near Swartz Bay due to vessel malfunction

The Salish Raven was on its way to Victoria from Pender Island

BC Ferries offers free travel for military personnel and seniors on Remembrance Day

They've also added 28 extra sailings for the upcoming holiday weekend

Youth in Victoria will be getting free bus passes starting December 1st

For Victoria residents aged 12-19 years old.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit offering free rides for veterans and military personnel on Remembrance Day

Bus routes also stop near several major ceremony locations around town

BC Ferries cancels several sailings due to strong winds

Southern coastal BC is under a wind advisory this morning
Galloping Goose

Sections of Galloping Goose Trail will be closed due to McKenzie interchange project

The first round of closures starts on Monday

Bay Street bridge will resume two-way traffic on Monday

But construction will continue during the evenings

Here are all the road closures for the 2019 GoodLife Marathon in Victoria this...

Make sure you check this before going downtown 👀

BC Ferries adds over 90 extra sailings for Thanksgiving long weekend

The most popular travel day will be Thanksgiving Monday

BC Transit cancels 11 trips in Victoria on Monday evening

The transit advisory will end at 9:59 p.m. tonight

City of Victoria seeks lower rates on youth bus passes from BC Transit

These youth passes are still on track to be offered no later than November 30th
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit issues apology for increases in weekday service cancellations

There were over 100 service disruptions in Victoria over the past week

Trans Canada Hwy lane closures planned during McKenzie overpass construction next week

The overpass will connect directly to the Galloping Goose Trail

Victoria International Airport unveils first phase of $19.4 million expansion

Including a new coffee shop in the departure area!

BC raises fines for truckers driving without chains during winter season

They must chain their tires or face an ice-cold fine this winter.

Oak Bay driver issued $167 ticket for causing collision after ignoring a Stop sign

Prompted by a collision in a high pedestrian traffic area this morning

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority unveils new branding for Ogden Point

Introducing "The Breakwater District at Ogden Point"

Saanich installs new highly reflective road markings at three locations

Expected to last about 6 years longer than traditional road markers

Victoria driver warns motorists of flooding on Malahat due to heavy rainfall (VIDEO)

The Ministry of Transportation responded by advising drivers to slow down

BC Transit launches $6.5 million project to install full driver doors on buses

After several assaults on bus drivers in recent years

BC Ferries is adding alcohol options on Victoria – Vancouver route starting late October

But only one drink per customer allowed 🍻
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit extended late-night service hours start tonight

Stayin' out late tonight! 🙌

New $18.5M overpass will be built at Pat Bay Hwy and Keating Cross Road...

Funded jointly by the federal government and the District of Central Saanich

BC Transit extends late-night service hours to address increasing demand

They've also added 8 new buses to the fleet

Victoria’s first all-in-one taxi hailing app is looking for drivers

Are you looking to make some extra cash? 🙋
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

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