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Transportation

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20 minute delays expected over the Malahat for the next year during safety improvements

Safety upgrades will take place between Shawnigan Lake Road and Aspen Road
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit offers two days of unlimited travel to high school grads

GradPASS to be handed out to 22,000 Grade 12 students for month of June

V2V Empress will make her inaugural voyage this Saturday

The first trip to depart from Vancouver Convention Centre at 8 a.m.

Parking increase implemented for downtown Victoria

Both hourly and monthly fees increased on May 1st
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit offering free transportation in Greater Victoria on Election Day

All you have to do is show the bus driver your voter registration card.

The Langtoria Greenline bus service is coming to an end in June

Now we really need to get the commuter rail up and running.

V2V Vacations delays launch of its passenger ferry service between Victoria and Vancouver

The V2V Empress is now expected to set sail on her inaugural voyage within the next few weeks.
BC Ferries

Strong winds have forced the cancellation of all BC Ferries as of 3 p.m

High winds along the south coast of B.C. have forced BC Ferries to cancel all sailings between Victoria and Vancouver. As of 3 p.m., all...

Truck gets stuck under E&N railway bridge near Esquimalt (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Not the way you want to start your work week!

53 stall park-and-ride coming to downtown Victoria on April 1

The Downtown Victoria Business Association has announced it will launch Victoria’s first park-and-ride on April 1. Commuters will be able to park at the former...

Langford to Victoria commuter rail service one step closer following announcement of study

If things go as planned, the region could see the return of a commuter rail service that will operate between Langford and Victoria West. The province...

Commuter rail connecting the West Shore to downtown Victoria expected

A news conference will take place tomorrow at 9 am at the E&N Train stop at the corner of Admirals and Colville, which was announced...

Ride sharing coming to BC in December 2017

Today the BC government announced that ride-sharing services would be allowed to operate in the province by end of 2017. At the same time, Transportation and...

Clipper Vacations to launch Victoria-to-Vancouver ferry service in Spring 2018 (PHOTOS)

Clipper Navigation has acquired a 52-metre high-speed catamaran from its parent company and plans to launch its passenger service between Victoria and downtown Vancouver...

$10.9 million transit facility additions and upgrades coming to Victoria and Langford

Both BC Transit centers in Victoria and Langford will undergo seismic upgrades, and new facilities added at both locations - that will total $10.9 million. The improvements...

The new Wilkinson Bridge is complete and Wilkinson Road will reopen to traffic on...

Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians who used one of Saanich’s main roadways will welcome this news. The Wilkinson Bridge has been replaced and Wilkinson Road...

BC’s first saltwater cable ferry made over 10,200 sailings in its first year of...

BC Ferries is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its cable ferry, the Baynes Sound Connector since it entered service on the Buckley Bay -...

Downtown Victoria to Vancouver Inner Harbour passenger ferry service begins on May 1, fares...

V2V Empress, a new luxury passenger ferry service connecting downtown Victoria to downtown Vancouver is expected to make its first sailing on May 1. The...

B.C. Ferries announces half-price sailings from March 11 to March 30

BC Ferries announced this week that from March 11 to 30, passengers on select sailings will travel half price, and kids 11 years old or younger...

Stuck drivers are rescued by good Samaritans!

As chaos descended on Victoria's roads this afternoon, many drivers found themselves struggling to make it up icy hills and slippery slopes. When out of...

Winter Storm hits afternoon commuter traffic

The winter storm has hit Victoria commuters this afternoon, causing widespread traffic accidents and traffic jams. Police and other first responders have been kept...

Potential locations for a parkade in Victoria

Recently there’s been a lot of discussion over downtown parking in the city of Victoria. Many local businesses have claimed there isn’t enough parking downtown, while others...

Highway 4A remains closed near Coombs following a fatal collision

A section of Highway 4A near Errington Road remains closed in both directions following a fatal collision. The incident occurred around 10:30 am. Witnesses say...

Saanich Police take to social media with cheeky post to remind motorist to clear...

As mother nature continues to grace us with her presence, Saanich Police took to social media with a cheeky post reminding all motorists to...

5 tips for surviving the parking lot this holiday season

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year in parking lots at shopping malls and in busy city centres. Unfortunately, it’s...
BC Transit Bus Lane

Free public transit in Greater Victoria on New Year’s Eve

Planning to have a few drinks on New Year's Eve?  Make sure 2017 starts off on good note and plan an alternate way home! As...

Update: Malahat now open in both directions after crews clear away fallen tree

The Trans Canada Hwy has reopened in both directions after high winds toppled trees onto the roadway Tuesday morning. The fallen tree took out power...

BC Ferries to ban passengers from lower vehicle-deck when sailing

BC Ferries is working on two major policy changes on its vessels coming in the New Year. The company has confirmed it is working to...

West Shore and Trans Canada Highway a parking lot following water main break

Expect heavy traffic delays heading into town this morning and throughout the day as crews work feverishly to repair a broken water main on...
BC Transit Bus Lane

Your bus really is just around the corner – BC Transit installing real-time bus...

Good news for bus riders that often wonder, "where is that bus?" when it hasn't arrived at your stop at the 'scheduled' time. BC Transit...

BC Ferries adds 136 extra sailings for the holiday season

As is the case every holiday season, the terminals are packed at BC Ferries. To help avoid any major delays or back-ups, BC Ferries...
snowfall in Victoria

5 tips for winter weather driving

Winter weather is continuing in a major way in Victoria, leaving many drivers feeling unprepared for venturing out in their vehicles. Hopefully, your vehicle...
Ferry

Pilot project reduces Queen of Oak Bay’s energy consumption by the equivalent of 30...

A pilot project aimed at reducing energy consumption on BC Ferries vessels has been deemed a success and may be used on newly built vessels...

ICBC to no longer insure luxury cars, rates likely to increase 4.9%

If people can afford high-end luxury cars, they can afford to pay higher premiums to cover the cost to repair their vehicles, according to...

Wilkinson Road bridge remains on time and budget, but re-opening of road delayed 3...

While the project remains on schedule and budget according to district staff, the re-opening of Wilkinson Road Bridge will not re-open in November as...
BC Ferries

BC Ferries adding extra sailings for Remembrance Day weekend

BC Ferries has announced twenty-four extra sailings on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route, Thursday, Nov 10 - Sunday, Nov 13. An extra round trip has also...

VicPD ramp up enforcement of Douglas St. bus and bike priority lanes

Starting today, until November 4, VicPD will be out patrolling the Douglas Street bus and bike priority lanes to educate drivers and offer a free...

Malahat safety improvements information session

Learn more about the plans to enhance safety along the Malahat. In the works are over three kilometres of new median barrier, five kilometres of...
BC Ferries

BC Ferries will shut down service for the entire day later this afternoon.

BC Ferries will shut down service between the Island and the Mainland for the entire day later this afternoon. The 1pm departures will be...

The first fully-electric double decker bus in North America unveiled today!

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) has unveiled North America’s first purpose built, fully electric double-decker bus. The 45-foot-long EV550 has a capacity of 99 seats including...

Saanich parents no longer have to pay for their kids to take school bus

Families in the Saanich school district will no longer pay fees for students riding school buses within their schools' catchment area, after the district...

Work Begins on Victoria’s First Protected Bike Lane

Today, October 3, work began on Victoria's first protected bike lane. The Pandora Avenue protected bike lane will be different from more traditional, painted bike lanes. Users...
BC Ferries

BC Ferries prepares for very busy upcoming long weekend

As per tradition, Thanksgiving long weekend is gearing up to be a busy weekend at BC Ferries, particularly with foot passengers as many university...
Mckenzie Interchange

Construction starts today on the $85-million McKenzie interchange

Just over a year after it was first announced, the start of construction on the much-anticipated $85 million McKenzie interchange has begun, said B.C....

Vehicles need to be “winter ready” as of Oct. 1

Winter weather is just around the corner and that means B.C.'s winter tire rules come into effect as of Oct. 1. Drivers will be required to...

24 September road closures for Royal Tour

The public's best chance to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be on Saturday, September 24 at approximately 5 p.m. on the lawn...

Langford to launch high-end commuter bus service to Victoria

The City of Langford is launching a new bus service with the hopes of getting people commuting from the West Shore out of their cars,...

HWY 1 traffic stoppages for rock work starting Sept 22

Road users can expect delays due to rock excavation work on the Trans-Canada Highway at the West Shore Parkway, starting September 22. Traffic will be...

Labour Day weekend most dangerous for drivers ICBC warns

The Labour Day long weekend marks the last chance many of us are able to get out for one more summer road trip. But...