Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Transportation

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. 

Transport Canada makes changes to what is and isn’t allowed on planes

6cm knife blades are in, sea salt, baby powder, and others are out.

Nanaimo ferry terminal Duke Point temporarily shuts down after hydraulic fluid spill

Today has not been smooth sailing for everyone 😕

Expect delays and closures on Esquimalt Lagoon Bridge this week

Expect delays and temporary closures this week.
hit and run

Oak Bay PD takes preventive steps to help return stolen bikes to their owners

Oak Bay's very first bike registry is here! 🚲

Cruise passengers can expect new fleet of greener buses picking them up at Ogden...

If you're looking to cruise back home in the new year, keep an eye out for this brand new fleet, ready for active duty! 🚐

Ride sharing in BC delayed to Fall 2018

Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for Uber in B.C...

Scooters and wheelchairs in Victoria could soon be allowed to use bike lanes

Victoria's new bike lanes might be coming in handy for more than just bikes. 

V2V Empress expected to return to service in mid-December

The vessel was taken out of service in mid-August due to mechanical issues with one of the engines. 

Here’s how to signal in a roundabout according to Ministry of Transportation (VIDEO)

Drivers are reminded to signal as they enter and exit the roundabout.
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC ferries lower-vehicle deck passenger ban is in effect today

The plans, initially announced in August, come into effect today.

Victoria’s beloved double-decker tour buses will be getting an eco-friendly upgrade this fall

As charming as they are, some of these vintage double-deckers are neither fuel efficient, nor good for the environment.
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC Ferries to add 90 extra sailings this Thanksgiving weekend

In addition to 90 extra sailings, B.C. Ferries has also introduced discounted prices to incentivize travel during off-peak periods!

Saanich PD issues $1,127 fine to driver for speeding near playground zone

He was also caught driving without a licence or insurance.
snow

Don’t forget: Vehicles need to be “winter ready” as of October 1

Remember what happened last winter?!
Swoop

WestJet reveals its new ultra-low-cost carrier

It's no highway to Vancouver, but we'll take what we can get.
Westshore Parkway

The middle section of West Shore Parkway will open to traffic on Wednesday

This stretch of roadway can also be used as a bypass in the event the Langford portion of Sooke Road is closed for an emergency.
Spirit of Vancouver Island Rescue

BC Ferries crews rescued six people from sinking boats near Mayne Island

Four of the people rescued had been in a sinking runabout boat, while the other two were kayakers who'd tried to help.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit expands service and adds two new routes to the West Shore

Featuring: two new routes, eight new buses, and a brand new exchange.
therapy dogs

Therapy dogs are coming to the Vancouver International Airport

The real question is: how long until we can get some for those Friday evening Malahat drivers?
McKenzie interchange Highway 1 speed limit

Phase two of McKenzie interchange construction to begin early this fall

The $42.6 million contract is expected to be completed by summer 2019.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries to ban passengers from lower vehicle-deck and will go smoke free

Passengers are prohibited to smoke, and to stay in vehicles on closed decks.
Uber

Uber-enabling legislation to be reintroduced by the BC Green Party

Andrew Weaver: "If we wish to consider ourselves as innovators in the emerging 21st-century economy we must be willing to embrace the innovation that we create."
Johnson Street Bridge Rendering

The first shipment of Johnson Street Bridge steel arrived in B.C. on Sunday

The completion of Victoria's long-awaited Johnson Street Bridge finally seems to be on the horizon (knock on wood).
BC Ferries

BC Ferries experiencing record levels of Passenger and Vehicle Traffic

Noticing more sailing waits and bigger lines for White Spot? It's not your imagination.
Tour de Victoria

The Tour de Victoria will cause moderate traffic delays this weekend

It'll take more than a few bike lanes to accommodate Victoria's cycling community this Sunday!
BC Ferries Night Sailing

BC Ferries adds one-night-only late sailings from Vancouver Island to the mainland

"Weekends in August are a very popular time to travel with BC Ferries."

Rock blasting on Malahat causing heavy congestion and delays on the Malahat

Webcam shots show southbound traffic backed up to the Malahat Summit.
V2V Empress

V2V Empress out of service for the next four weeks

Alternative methods of transportation are being made for those who are pre-booked.

Construction set to begin on Admirals Road safety-improvement project

The project includes widening the road with new curb, gutter and sidewalks, and upgrading the stormwater drainage system.
Malahat Congestion

Second lane to open on Malahat for BC long weekend

Higher volumes on the Malahat are expected due to an influx of long weekend travellers and Sunfest Music Festival attendees.
Hwy 1 closed

Section of McKenzie Avenue will close overnight for Galloping Goose construction

The road will be closed between Burnside Road West and Highway 1.
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