Joint application with Victoria to accelerate Douglas st planning

Posted by on May 29, 2012

Saanich Council supports funding application to expedite Douglas Corridor planning May 28, 2012 CFAX 1070 Saanich Council has supported a report regarding the securing of funding that would expedite the planning process for the future of the Douglas Corridor. Saanich Councilor Dean Murdock the request for funding would be made of the UBCM, in a […]

Let’s get moving: Interim traffic fixes

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012

We need to get moving. Traffic snarls on our major roads are an everyday occurrence. Gridlock costs commuters time that could be spent at home with family. It costs businesses money when customers are too frustrated to drive to their store. Solving our traffic woes has long been a priority for residents and municipal councils […]

Seeking interim improvements to get commuters moving

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

Saanich Council supports report on Douglas Corridor traffic improvements CFAX 1070 March 26, 2012 A report authored by engineering staff on traffic improvements proposed for the Douglas Corridor received unanimous support from Saanich Council Monday night. Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock says council wants to ensure that this issue is a priority. “I hear from commuters […]

Victoria and Saanich Councils support interim fixes to speed up transit trips

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012

Councils debate state of bus service in Saanich and Victoria CFAX 1070 February 29 2012 B-C Transit provided an update on its planning for a light rail rapid transit line to a special joint meeting of Saanich and Victoria Councils…but most of the politicians seemed more interested in what can be done to improve bus […]

Happy to support Denise Savoie’s Green Commuter Choices bill

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

‘Green commuting’ bill finds second wind By Jeff Bell, Times Colonist February 11, 2012 With buses passing behind her and cyclists in attendance, Victoria MP Denise Savoie had the ideal setting Friday to announce that her 2009 private member’s bill on “green” commuter choices will be re-introduced in Parliament. Since she is Deputy Speaker, Savoie […]

Saanich News: Traffic

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011

We asked the Saanich mayor and council candidates to provide their thoughts and strategies on the transportation issues in Saanich (outside of the light rail discussion). Dean Murdock, council candidate: Traffic is a concern for most of the residents I talk to on the doorstep. We can reduce congestion with improved public transit service that […]

Saanich News: Traffic Congestion

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

How do you propose to quickly alleviate some of the stresses caused by single-occupancy vehicles, which turns many of our major thoroughfares into parking lots at rush hour? Dean Murdock, council candidate: “We have to do what we can to promote alternatives to get people out of the single occupancy vehicle, into carpools having multiple […]

An independent evaluation will prove LRT benefits

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

We know that other cities have seen incredible economic growth as a result of rail systems in their major corridors. We know that LRT can reduce emissions significantly and can do a lot to encourage new ridership — as much as double ridership — bringing more convenience and lower car-dependence to thousands of individuals and […]

Regional leaders supporting LRT

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

Politicans join call for light rail transit in Greater Victoria By Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist Standing on a busy downtown sidewalk with transit buses rumbling by, politicians from three levels of government said the time has come for light rail transit in Greater Victoria. Light rail transit “is the most cost effective form of transportation […]