Transportation

The City of Victoria is advocating that bus fares be no more. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council advocating for upper governments to scrap transit fares, implement livable income

Councillors calling for province to drop the farebox for all riders, not just children under the age of 12

The City of Victoria is advocating that bus fares be no more. (Black Press Media file photo)
The image outlines upgrades set for the intersection of Pat Bay Highway and Mount Newton Cross Road. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Work begins on upgrades to Pat Bay intersection in Central Saanich

Work costing $7.6 million, aims to decrease congestion at Mount Newton Cross Road

The image outlines upgrades set for the intersection of Pat Bay Highway and Mount Newton Cross Road. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
BC Transit is experiencing COVID-driven labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in cancellations on some bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit acknowledges COVID-19 cases are impacting staffing in Greater Victoria

Riders can anticipate possibility of further short-notice cancellations of specific departure times

BC Transit is experiencing COVID-driven labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in cancellations on some bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)
Boats are seen anchored in the waters off Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017. Students and crew were safely rescued after an engine fire occurred on a passenger vessel that regularly serves as the local marine school bus for the southern Gulf Islands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Engine fire on board B.C. school boat off Vancouver Island; students, crew safe

Vessel taking students and staff from Gulf Islands to the high school on Salt Spring Island

Boats are seen anchored in the waters off Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017. Students and crew were safely rescued after an engine fire occurred on a passenger vessel that regularly serves as the local marine school bus for the southern Gulf Islands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trucker convoy raises millions in funds as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to cause

‘Freedom Convoy’ says it has raised more than $3.5 million from some 46,500 donors

Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Oak Bay features two Modo cars in action already as the company looks to build. (modo.coop)

Car share company seeks tweaks to be more viable on Oak Bay streets

Bylaws limit commercial parking abilities, impacts membership growth

Oak Bay features two Modo cars in action already as the company looks to build. (modo.coop)
Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Drivers told not to stop for photos along flood-damaged Coquihalla highway

Reopening to traffic quickly followed by reports of unprepared drivers

Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
Saanich bike shop owner Ryan Harris says providing affordable options for new and experienced cyclists is his way of encouraging people to get out on their bikes. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Sustainable shift to cycling aided by Saanich business, cycling advocates

Active transportation options increase in Greater Victoria with better infrastructure

Saanich bike shop owner Ryan Harris says providing affordable options for new and experienced cyclists is his way of encouraging people to get out on their bikes. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Saanich council voted unanimously to ask staff to find ways to speed up planning and implementation of the district’s Active Transportation Plan. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich council moves to speed action on road safety, active transportation

Trio of councillors push for Vision Zero concept, call for 30-year timeframe to be reduced to 15

Saanich council voted unanimously to ask staff to find ways to speed up planning and implementation of the district’s Active Transportation Plan. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Sidney’s bike lane improvement project on the west side of the Pat Bay Highway received $229,000 from the Canada Community-Building Fund in 2021 and was one of three infrastructure upgrades done with program funding. (Photo courtesy Town of Sidney)

Active transportation projects in Sidney fuelled with $500,000 in federal funding

Canada Community Building Fund improves infrastructure without tax impact, mayor says

Sidney’s bike lane improvement project on the west side of the Pat Bay Highway received $229,000 from the Canada Community-Building Fund in 2021 and was one of three infrastructure upgrades done with program funding. (Photo courtesy Town of Sidney)
MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo

BC Ferries rep explains the strain the latest winter storms put on the system

Roads not the only transportation corridors affected by heavy snowfall on Vancouver Island

MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo
Updates to the Peninsula Local Area Transit Plan call for improved service on both Route 70 and 72. (Black Press Media file photo)

Improved service to Victoria International Airport, rapid Peninsula bus, in transit plan

Updated plan envisions rapid transit between downtown Victoria and Swartz Bay

Updates to the Peninsula Local Area Transit Plan call for improved service on both Route 70 and 72. (Black Press Media file photo)
Long lineups for the ferry to Salt Spring Island have become commonplace along Chaplin Street in Crofton the last few years. (Photo submitted)

Two-vessel service a suggested fix for ferry route between Crofton and Vesuvius

Petition to BC Ferries to alleviate traffic backlogs garners more than 1,100 signatures in six days

Long lineups for the ferry to Salt Spring Island have become commonplace along Chaplin Street in Crofton the last few years. (Photo submitted)
The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)

Work on damaged containers sparks another fire aboard MV Zim Kingston in Nanaimo

Sparks from grinder ignite fire in exposed insulation of damaged shipping container

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)
Construction workers stand in the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway where a massive section of the separate southbound lanes was washed away by flooding last month near Othello, northeast of Hope, B.C., on December 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Coquihalla Highway reopening a major boost for B.C.’s battered supply chain

Crews repaired and patched about 20 stretches of the highway over 130 kilometres

Construction workers stand in the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway where a massive section of the separate southbound lanes was washed away by flooding last month near Othello, northeast of Hope, B.C., on December 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ministry of Transportation staff survey the damage at the last remaining northbound strand of Bottletop Bridge. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

VIDEO: Crews working around the clock to repair storm-ravaged Coquihalla

Ministry of Transportation says they’re confident the highway will reopen in January

Ministry of Transportation staff survey the damage at the last remaining northbound strand of Bottletop Bridge. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)

Semi caught on camera driving erratically on Hwy 5A sparks RCMP probe

BC Highway Patrol called the move dangerous and unprofessional

A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)
The container ship MV Zim Kingston is being escorted from its anchorage off Victoria to Duke Point in Nanaimo. (Transport Canada photo)

MV Zim Kingston leaving waters off Victoria en route to Nanaimo

Container ship lost 109 containers overboard and caught fire earlier this fall

The container ship MV Zim Kingston is being escorted from its anchorage off Victoria to Duke Point in Nanaimo. (Transport Canada photo)
Flooding and bank instability has closed the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Long-term Malahat flood repair in design stages, cost unknown: Transportation Ministry

Nov. 15 rainstorm caused a section of slope and retaining wall to collapse

Flooding and bank instability has closed the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)
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