Transportation

Vancouver Island Ferry Company’s Hullo vessels at the Damen Group facility in Vietnam. (CNW Group/Vancouver Island Ferry Company photo)

Nanaimo to Vancouver Hullo Ferries announces fare prices, service to begin in August

Pets and bikes allowed on ferries, says ferry operator

 

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Uber to finally hit the streets of Kelowna

The ridesharing business is also launching in Victoria and Chilliwack

  • Jun 5, 2023

 

Canadian ridesharing company Uride is expanding into Penticton, starting on June 2. Trevor harris will be a Uride driver in his vehicle pictured here at Okanagan Lake in Penticton. (Submitted)

Uride drives into Penticton for the first time June 2

The Canadian ridesharing company recently expanded its services to Kelowna and Vernon

 

(Capital News file photo)

Inflation and rapid growth pushing up Kelowna’s transportation costs

$310 million has been budgeted for transportation in the city’s 10-year capital plan

(Capital News file photo)
Jane Hawkins, with her father Allan Hawkins and husband John Bogar, at a South Surrey care facility. Finding wheelchair-accessible taxis for people with mobility issues is often problematic, not just in South Surrey and White Rock but also, across B.C. and the entire country. (Tricia Weel photo)

No-show wheelchair cabs ‘rob people of enjoying special moments’: B.C. couple

Passenger Transportation Accessibility Program aims to improve service through funding, training

Jane Hawkins, with her father Allan Hawkins and husband John Bogar, at a South Surrey care facility. Finding wheelchair-accessible taxis for people with mobility issues is often problematic, not just in South Surrey and White Rock but also, across B.C. and the entire country. (Tricia Weel photo)
Capt. Malcolm Rodger, B.C. Ferries’ manager of simulation training, talks about computer equipment used to train employees to operate vessels during a demonstration at the Departure Bay ferry terminal on May 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. Ferries workers train on simulated seas at Vancouver Island ferry terminal

B.C. Ferries provides tour of new training facility in Nanaimo

Capt. Malcolm Rodger, B.C. Ferries’ manager of simulation training, talks about computer equipment used to train employees to operate vessels during a demonstration at the Departure Bay ferry terminal on May 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May 13, 2019. 	Pilots are speaking out against an aviation industry push toward a sole crew member in the cockpit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Pilots decry industry push for solo flying

Union says proposal by Europe’s aviation regulator aims to boost profits at the expense of safety

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May 13, 2019. 	Pilots are speaking out against an aviation industry push toward a sole crew member in the cockpit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A grant program worth $2.6 million promises to improve transportation for British Columbians with accessibility challenges by reducing maintenance costs for nearly 400 wheelchair-accessible taxis. The money will go toward 51 tax companies. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province ramps up funding for 51 companies operating wheelchair-accessible cabs

Grants worth $2.6 million help reduce maintenance for some 400 wheelchair-accessible taxis

A grant program worth $2.6 million promises to improve transportation for British Columbians with accessibility challenges by reducing maintenance costs for nearly 400 wheelchair-accessible taxis. The money will go toward 51 tax companies. (Black Press Media file photo)
A lone killer whale breaks the water in a Comox, B.C., harbour on Tuesday July 31, 2018.Transport Canada has announced several new measures, ranging from sanctuary zones to fishing closures, as it works to protect critically endangered southern resident killer whales off the British Columbia coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

Protected areas, fishing bans to help B.C.’s threatened southern resident orcas

Federal government announces series of measures off B.C. south coast

A lone killer whale breaks the water in a Comox, B.C., harbour on Tuesday July 31, 2018.Transport Canada has announced several new measures, ranging from sanctuary zones to fishing closures, as it works to protect critically endangered southern resident killer whales off the British Columbia coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)

Where’s the money? Kelowna-Lake Country MLA wants more investment in transportation

Norm Letnick questions Minister Rob Fleming about lack of spending in Central Okanagan

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)
As crews continue to replace the Pattullo Bridge in Metro Vancouver, BC Liberals are wondering about the future of the aging Taylor Bridge in northern B.C. (Photo courtesy of pattullobridgereplacement.ca)

‘Long-term solution’ for Taylor Bridge still underway by province

Shadow Finance Minister Peter Milobar says the aging bridge is a vital economic link in northern BC

As crews continue to replace the Pattullo Bridge in Metro Vancouver, BC Liberals are wondering about the future of the aging Taylor Bridge in northern B.C. (Photo courtesy of pattullobridgereplacement.ca)
On April 5, 2023 B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Rob Fleming tabled Bill 23 with several proposed amendments in store. This will include making roads safer for more vulnerable users such as cyclists and pedestrians. (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Proposed changes aim to make it safer and more attractive to walk and bike in B.C.

Amendments target heavy trucks, safe spaces and new transportation tech in bid to cut emissions

On April 5, 2023 B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Rob Fleming tabled Bill 23 with several proposed amendments in store. This will include making roads safer for more vulnerable users such as cyclists and pedestrians. (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
(L-R) Coun. Korleen Carreras, Coun. Sunny Schiller, energy minister Josie Osborne, MLA Bob D’Eith, and MLA Lisa Beare, all helped announce $26 million in new funding to help B.C. increase its number of EV charging stations. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

B.C. receives $26 million in new funding for EV charging stations

Provincial government sets target of 100% light-duty vehicle sales being EVs by 2035

(L-R) Coun. Korleen Carreras, Coun. Sunny Schiller, energy minister Josie Osborne, MLA Bob D’Eith, and MLA Lisa Beare, all helped announce $26 million in new funding to help B.C. increase its number of EV charging stations. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
BC Green Adam Olsen sees the provincial ferry system in a ‘very, very fragile’ state given current labour shortages. (Jen Blyth / West Coast Traveller )

B.C. MLA says Washington ferry halt not a warning sign for smaller BC Ferries routes

Olsen says Vancouver Island/US connection was a tourist route, wants to review how BC Ferries run

BC Green Adam Olsen sees the provincial ferry system in a ‘very, very fragile’ state given current labour shortages. (Jen Blyth / West Coast Traveller )
A transit bus headed for the Swartz Bay ferry terminal stops to pick up passengers on a snowy Douglas Street in Victoria. Observers are concerned that B.C.’s push for a clean public transportation network is not paying enough attention to rural and remote communities. Don Denton file photo

Will B.C.’s shift to clean transportation take rural communities along for the ride? ​​​​​​​

Some worried only thing B.C. has been concentrating on is electrified vehicles in bigger centres

A transit bus headed for the Swartz Bay ferry terminal stops to pick up passengers on a snowy Douglas Street in Victoria. Observers are concerned that B.C.’s push for a clean public transportation network is not paying enough attention to rural and remote communities. Don Denton file photo
People make their way through Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The federal budget has air travel on the radar, laying out plans to speed up airport security screening and reduce flight delays.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Frustration, anticipation mark industry response to budget’s flight delay fixes

Budget promises $1.8 billion over five years to improve passenger screening

People make their way through Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The federal budget has air travel on the radar, laying out plans to speed up airport security screening and reduce flight delays.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Auditor General Karen Hogan holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The Auditor General says two thirds of people with disabilities encountered barriers on federally regulated planes and trains in 2019 and 2020, and is highlighting a lack of consultation and enforcement by agencies involved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Two-thirds of Canadians with disabilities found barriers on planes, trains: audit

Auditor general: Via Rail, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority still show serious gaps

Auditor General Karen Hogan holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The Auditor General says two thirds of people with disabilities encountered barriers on federally regulated planes and trains in 2019 and 2020, and is highlighting a lack of consultation and enforcement by agencies involved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Transportation Safety Board says pilots in Canada need better guidelines for screening heart-related conditions. A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Transportation Safety Board urges better medical screening guidelines for pilots

At least 8 plane crashes in the past 20 years tied to Canadian pilot heart conditions

The Transportation Safety Board says pilots in Canada need better guidelines for screening heart-related conditions. A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
William R. Bennett Bridge across Okanagan Lake. (Black Press file photo)

Province eyes additional ‘transit-only’ lane for Kelowna’s W.R. Bennett Bridge: Study

Council gets look at Central Okanagan Integrated Transportation Study

William R. Bennett Bridge across Okanagan Lake. (Black Press file photo)
CN rail trains are shown at a train yard in Vaughan, Ont., on Monday, June 20, 2022. CN workers have backed a strike vote with negotiations set to resume on a contract for around 3,000 Canadian employees.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

CN workers back union strike mandate as contract talks for 3,000 employees continue

Another round of talks set for next week in Unifor contract negotiations

CN rail trains are shown at a train yard in Vaughan, Ont., on Monday, June 20, 2022. CN workers have backed a strike vote with negotiations set to resume on a contract for around 3,000 Canadian employees.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette