Sunday, May 31, 2020


Transportation

This is your last chance to say goodbye to the old Johnson Street Bridge...

Both Johnson Street bridges will be closed until 4 PM today
Otter Point Road Sooke

Upgrades coming to Sooke’s Otter Point Road

"These upgrades will help keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians moving safely," said Premier John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. 

Ultra-low-cost Flair Airlines to add Victoria service this summer

One way tickets to Edmonton start at $78!

BC Ferries freeze and decrease fares, increase senior discount

Seniors can now travel for free, Mondays through Thursdays
ICBC

This is your last chance to have a say about ICBC’s potential changes

Let the province know what you think! 🚘🚦

16 fun facts about the history of the Johnson Street Bridge

Turns out the "Blue Bridge" wasn't always so colourful...
Gas Out

The April 15 “Gas Out” circulating on Facebook is a hoax

Turns out, bringing down gas prices takes more than just a day without filling up ⛽

City parkades in Downtown Victoria to introduce price hike this June

The move is an effort to clear up parking spots for short-term commuters
Hwy 1 closed

Traffic advisory: Lane shifts set for Highway 1 at McKenzie interchange

The lane shifts begin this Saturday. Drive safe!

B.C. helps fund study on high-speed rail linking Seattle to Vancouver

It would take just 60 minutes to travel from Vancouver to Seattle.

Petition to bring BC Ferries under government control gains over 20,000 signatures

But the province has no current plans to govern BC Ferries
Cyclist Death Accidental Bike Lanes

Coroner’s report rules cyclist’s death accidental

A police reconstruction found inconsistencies in Victoria's bike lane markings and traffic signs.
drivers

Province seeks public input on how ICBC rates are designed

"We are committed to reducing high-risk behaviours that put people in danger"
saanich police

BC police will soon be issuing traffic violation tickets electronically

Police officers will be ditching the pens

Victoria councillors hesitant about bike lane plans for Cook Street Village

One alternate proposal is to have cyclists, pedestrians, and other vehicles share the road equally

The Malahat is experiencing significant snowfall today (PHOTOS)

Be prepared if you're travelling over the Malahat today.
Hwy 1 closed

Canada ranked one of top 20 most traffic congested countries (REPORT)

Canada is the 16th worst country in the world for traffic congestion, according to this study
Rapid Transit

Provincial gas tax increase will fund Victoria Regional Transit expansion (BUDGET 2018)

This is the first gas tax increase in the Victoria region since 2008

The original Victoria Clipper vessel made its final journey into the sunset today

Victoria Clipper I will embark on one last sunset voyage tonight at 5PM before hanging up the anchors for good

Ridesharing in B.C. takes step forward after 32 recommendations

Liberal and Green party members have called for its implementation by the end of 2018.
V2V Empress

V2V Empress vessel to begin daily scheduled sailings this month

Travel in the lap of luxury 😎

B.C. handyDART site to displace Victoria Bowmen outdoor range on Burnside Rd

B.C. Transit and Victoria Bowmen both want the public's opinion for the final approval of the project
McKenzie interchange Highway 1 speed limit

A section of Highway 1 will have a lower speed limit starting on Monday

Planning to drive along the highway next week? You might want to read this.
Johnson Street Bridge Skyline

The new Johnson Street bridge will be lifted for the first time on Monday

The bridge will look more like the finished product after the lift. 

9 images from the Johnson Street bridge deck span installation today (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

This key component of the new bridge is now officially in place!

The Johnson Street Bridge will remain open on Saturday

...but will be closed on Monday instead

Construction of priority bus lane expansion along Douglas Street begins today

The initiative is an attempt to de-congest the busy Douglas Street corridor, especially during peak hours

Victoria handyDART strike gets delayed until further notice

First Canada is currently negotiating with the union in order to reach a satisfactory resolution

Province announces $10 million in upgrades for Sooke Road

The project will get started immediately
BC Ferries smoking ban

The B.C. Ferries smoking ban comes in effect next week

This policy shift follows recent changes in October prohibiting lower deck passengers from remaining in their cars on closed vehicle decks.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit bus windows get smashed by pellets this morning

Two windows were shot out.

New dashcam footage of Victoria accident sheds light on incident (VIDEO)

Warning: Explicit language is used in the video

Victoria International Airport expected to handle record number of passengers

Nearly 2-million passengers passed through YYJ in 2017.
V2V Empress

Luxury V2V Empress vessel announces more delays, expects to re-launch in the new year

An estimated date of the V2V's return to service has not been announced yet. 

A section of Jacklin Road will be closed for upgrades for 4 months in...

The work is slated for completion by Summer 2018. 

BC Ferries might be adding a faster Wi-Fi network – for a price

 The company is currently in talks with service providers to determine the costs and timeline of the addition
BC Ferries

BC Ferries adds 175 extra sailings for the busy holiday season

'Tis the season to heavy traffic everywhere!
saanich bike lanes

Victoria’s bike lanes to cost nearly double the expected amount

The bike lanes are expected to be completed by 2019
BC Transit Bus Lane

These six bus routes will be affected by Johnson St. Bridge closures until Sunday

The bridge will be closed intermittently until Sunday, December 10th.

Clipper adding new high-speed ferry between Seattle and Victoria next spring

The vessel was originally intended to provide service between Vancouver to Victoria.

BC Ferries will go completely smoke-free in January

Passengers can look forward to cleaner air while traveling
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit announces service changes and expansions starting January 2nd

The changes will primarily affect the communities of James Bay and the Tsawout First Nation

BC Ferries had its best summer ever for vehicle traffic

This explains why the terminal was always so busy over the summer
Bike Lanes Victoria

Another set of new bike lanes proposed for downtown Victoria

Victoria City Council is inviting the public to voice their opinions about the project on Monday, November 27th from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Rapid Transit

Full driver doors to enhance safety on BC Transit buses

This measure is the latest in a series of safety initiatives, including the installment of CCTV cameras, and an operator emergency notification protocol on buses. 
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