Transportation

When announcing the project, provincial minister Lisa Beare said the new overpass on Highway 17 at Keating Cross Road will cost at least $44 million, with actual construction of the flyover scheduled to start as early as 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Work gets underway on Pat Bay Highway overpass at Keating Cross Road

Motorists are advised to expect some delays in July and August

When announcing the project, provincial minister Lisa Beare said the new overpass on Highway 17 at Keating Cross Road will cost at least $44 million, with actual construction of the flyover scheduled to start as early as 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
This photo of a helicopter at Cox Bay was one of several that Tofino’s manager of protective services Brent Baker forwarded to the RCMP as part of investigation now being headed by Transport Canada. (Photo courtesy of Brent Baker)

Transport Canada investigating after helicopter lands on Tofino Beach

Aircraft startles beachgoers at Cox Bay on June 14.

This photo of a helicopter at Cox Bay was one of several that Tofino’s manager of protective services Brent Baker forwarded to the RCMP as part of investigation now being headed by Transport Canada. (Photo courtesy of Brent Baker)
Stan Coleman from Huu-ay-aht First Nations escaped serious injury but his car totalled when dust obscured his vision while driving on Bamfield Road, and he collided with the back of a logging truck. (PHOTO COURTESY STAN COLEMAN)

Vancouver Island First Nations urge caution driving Bamfield Road after serious crash

Dust obscured driver’s vision on logging road with destructive reputation

Stan Coleman from Huu-ay-aht First Nations escaped serious injury but his car totalled when dust obscured his vision while driving on Bamfield Road, and he collided with the back of a logging truck. (PHOTO COURTESY STAN COLEMAN)
The multi-use overpass at the new McKenzie Interchange is officially open. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Pedestrian, cycling overpass now open at McKenzie Interchange

Bridge connects Portage Road, Galloping Goose Regional Trail

The multi-use overpass at the new McKenzie Interchange is officially open. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will begin this fall. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Work on Highway 14 realignment will start this fall

Sooke project moves into final stage after public feedback

The realignment of Highway 14 between Connie and Glinz Lake roads in Sooke will begin this fall. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The completion date of summer 2020 for the McKenzie Interchange project hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

McKenzie Interchange project on track to finish this summer

Transit stops, landscaping, lighting yet to be completed

The completion date of summer 2020 for the McKenzie Interchange project hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School. (Submitted photo)

Pre-existing woes might deepen after COVID-19 for remote Vancouver Island schools

Logistics, transportation and a broadened spectrum of vulnerable students are some of the challenges SD 84 schools will have to deal with

Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School. (Submitted photo)
The Island Corridor Foundation says rail service can be reinstated for less than the $700 million estimate in a recent assessment of the corridor released by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. (Black Press Media file photo)

Estimated $552M to restore Island rail leaves some scratching their heads

Island Corridor Foundation says rail service can be restored for less

The Island Corridor Foundation says rail service can be reinstated for less than the $700 million estimate in a recent assessment of the corridor released by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. (Black Press Media file photo)
Air Nootka’s mail flight continues to connect remote communities and deliver essential supplies. (Air Nootka/website)

Gold River mail flight connects remote west coast communites with supplies

With tourism slashed, Air Nootka’s floatplanes fly essentail supplies to communites

Air Nootka’s mail flight continues to connect remote communities and deliver essential supplies. (Air Nootka/website)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an assessment of the Island Rail Corridor’s condition and says the corridor is in poor to fair condition. (Michael Briones photo)

Island Rail Corridor needs $700 million in upgrades to get back on track

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure assessment says rail is in poor to fair condition

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an assessment of the Island Rail Corridor’s condition and says the corridor is in poor to fair condition. (Michael Briones photo)
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)