Transportation

Bear Cove terminal services attendants, Sue Heemels (left) and Nat Hine (right), loading the truck with groceries bound for Bella Bella and Klemtu residents. (Photo submitted)

BC Ferries implements employee’s plan to deliver groceries to central coast

By transfering grocery shopping from Port Hardy store to terminals of Bella Bella and Klemtu, the ferry service reduces the need for travel for residents of remote communities

Bear Cove terminal services attendants, Sue Heemels (left) and Nat Hine (right), loading the truck with groceries bound for Bella Bella and Klemtu residents. (Photo submitted)
English ivy is an invasive species which the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure contracted workers to plant during the southbound Douglas Street bus lane project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ministry of Transportation contracts workers to plant invasive ivy

English ivy was replanted during the Douglas bus lane project

English ivy is an invasive species which the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure contracted workers to plant during the southbound Douglas Street bus lane project. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich has been invited to take part in a road safety pilot project through the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that could enact speed reductions on residential streets. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province invites Saanich to take part in road safety pilot project

Council to consider inviting neighbouring municipalities to join

Saanich has been invited to take part in a road safety pilot project through the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that could enact speed reductions on residential streets. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit passes are available for free to Victoria residents aged 18 and under. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria paying for over 4,000 unused youth transit passes per month

Ridership is steadily increasing, but more uptake required

BC Transit passes are available for free to Victoria residents aged 18 and under. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Car2Go vehicle is shown in Vancouver on December 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Share Now, formerly Car2Go, leaves Canada with valuable data in changing market: expert

Vancouver was its largest market in North America, with more than 300,000 customers

A Car2Go vehicle is shown in Vancouver on December 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.
Pacific Northwest Transportation Services aims to have a zero-emission fleet by 2026. (File contributed/ pnwts.com)

Victoria shuttle service aims to use cruise ship waste as fuel

Pacific Northwest Transportation Services wants to have a zero emission fleet by 2026

Pacific Northwest Transportation Services aims to have a zero-emission fleet by 2026. (File contributed/ pnwts.com)
Emergency crews respond to an incident on Eric Road in Saanich. (Black Press File Photo)

Lead Island Health doctor backs Saanich push to lower provincial speed limits

Chief Medical Health Officer backs the bid to drop residential speed limits to 40 km/h

Emergency crews respond to an incident on Eric Road in Saanich. (Black Press File Photo)
A reserection of the E&N rail line has been called for by all 13 of the Greater Victoria region’s mayors, and the Island Corridor Foundation is feeling optimistic. (Black Pres File Photo)
A reserection of the E&N rail line has been called for by all 13 of the Greater Victoria region’s mayors, and the Island Corridor Foundation is feeling optimistic. (Black Pres File Photo)
The Province of B.C. has committed to work with the Island Corridor Foundation and First Nations to do an assessment of the E&N rail corridor, which encompasses an area that includes Victoria, Courtenay and Nanaimo. (File photo)

Studies for E&N corridor still on track after BC Transit investments

Recent investment in bus fleet expansion doesn’t slow studies into alternative transportation routes

The Province of B.C. has committed to work with the Island Corridor Foundation and First Nations to do an assessment of the E&N rail corridor, which encompasses an area that includes Victoria, Courtenay and Nanaimo. (File photo)
Traffic improvements such as the McKenzie Interchange at the Trans Canada Highway are part of an ongoing plan for regional transportation upgrades to minimize traffic congestion. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

McKenzie interchange project sees delays

Weather delays, plan modifications cause extended timeline

Traffic improvements such as the McKenzie Interchange at the Trans Canada Highway are part of an ongoing plan for regional transportation upgrades to minimize traffic congestion. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
BC Transit to install barriers to protect drivers

BC Transit to install barriers to protect drivers

To reduce assaults, BC Transit announces plans to install driver door barriers

BC Transit to install barriers to protect drivers
View Royal mayor calls for region and province to meet about transportation issues

View Royal mayor calls for region and province to meet about transportation issues

Screech says transportation issues are not prioritized in Greater Victoria

View Royal mayor calls for region and province to meet about transportation issues
Bauxite aggregate surfacing is used for bicycle lanes in Sammamish, WA. The high-friction surfacing treatment is being applied to ramps and intersections in B.C. (DBI Services)

Safety surfacing coming to high-crash B.C. roads

Coating coming to 14 sites in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Bauxite aggregate surfacing is used for bicycle lanes in Sammamish, WA. The high-friction surfacing treatment is being applied to ramps and intersections in B.C. (DBI Services)
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena called it an “exciting moment” to see the province’s first 100 per cent electric bus hit the streets of Victoria, and hopes it is just the start of building an entirely electric fleet for BC Transit. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Electric BC Transit bus officially joins Victoria fleet

Fully electric, zero emissions vehicle first of its kind to go into regular service in B.C.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena called it an “exciting moment” to see the province’s first 100 per cent electric bus hit the streets of Victoria, and hopes it is just the start of building an entirely electric fleet for BC Transit. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The new Victoria Clipper V, which made its first trip to Seattle from Victoria and back yesterday, promises a smooth commute for harbour to harbour travellers. The ship replaced the Clipper I, which was removed from service after its Feb. 28 runs. The Clipper IV will wind up its service March 9. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Clipper V makes inaugural voyage on Victoria to Seattle run

Large high-speed catamaran slightly faster, includes business class seating

The new Victoria Clipper V, which made its first trip to Seattle from Victoria and back yesterday, promises a smooth commute for harbour to harbour travellers. The ship replaced the Clipper I, which was removed from service after its Feb. 28 runs. The Clipper IV will wind up its service March 9. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS
In April 2018, B.C. Ferries plans to implement new fare initiatives. File photo

BC Ferries report net loss of $14.8 million in third quarter

CEO assures public it’s smooth sailing, advises of new ‘fare initiatives’

  • Feb 23, 2018
In April 2018, B.C. Ferries plans to implement new fare initiatives. File photo
Morning traffic moves down Highway 1, just before the Helmcken Road overpass. Dealing with traffic flowing along this corridor, including transit service, would be among the focuses of a proposed regional transportation authority. Don Denton/Black Press

Regional transportation service makes sense for Greater Victoria

Adding blacktop solutions to handle more vehicles not the answer, reader writes

  • Jan 14, 2018
Morning traffic moves down Highway 1, just before the Helmcken Road overpass. Dealing with traffic flowing along this corridor, including transit service, would be among the focuses of a proposed regional transportation authority. Don Denton/Black Press
The region’s transportation priorities are no secret according to Langford Mayor Stew Young. (File photo)

Regional transportation authority has mayors at odds

Langford will ‘go down fighting’ counter petition

The region’s transportation priorities are no secret according to Langford Mayor Stew Young. (File photo)
Black Ball Ferry Line’s MV Coho undergoes its annual refit this month and will be out of service from Jan. 16 to 30, returning to service on the Port Angeles to Victoria run on Feb. 1. File photo

Port Angeles ferry run suspended during Coho refit this month

Vehicle and passenger service to Washington will resume in Victoria as of Feb. 1

Black Ball Ferry Line’s MV Coho undergoes its annual refit this month and will be out of service from Jan. 16 to 30, returning to service on the Port Angeles to Victoria run on Feb. 1. File photo