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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pushing the provincial and federal governments for light rail transit funding

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011

Saanich to MLAs, MPs: Show us the LRT money Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Times Colonist Saanich council is pushing the provincial and federal governments for light rail transit funding. Politicians voted unanimously in favour Monday night of Coun. Dean Murdock’s motion to ask senior governments to pay their shares for a transit system from Douglas […]

Council wants senior government funds for LRT

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011

Saanich council supports recommendation to request financial support for LRT project Andrea Boyes, CFAX 1070 Saanich Council has unanimously supported a recommendation to write to senior levels of government requesting financial support for the region’s light rail transit project. The recommendation was brought forth by councillor Dean Murdock “that recommendation was supported unanimously, so Mayor […]

Seeking our fair share

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011

Saanich councillors asked to lobby feds and province for LRT funds Kyle Slavin, Saanich News A lesson learned by councillors at a federal conference earlier this year is finally getting legs in Greater Victoria as municipal governments look for ways to fund light-rail transit. Saanich Coun. Dean Murdock is expected to put forward a motion […]

Speaking up for senior government funding

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011

Capital region councillors find light-rail inspiration at Halifax conference Kyle Slavin, Saanich News Municipal politicians are itching to get back to political action after spending the weekend rubbing elbows with their Canadian counterparts and, more importantly, bouncing ideas off them to see how Greater Victoria can capitalize on projects that have been done elsewhere in […]

LRT recommended for CRD

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011

Public deserves say on $1 billion light rail plan, Saanich mayor says Erin McCracken, Victoria News Reaction to bring B.C. Transit’s recommendation to bring a $950-million electric light-rail transit system to the region was swift – and mixed. “The issue right now is do our taxpayers have an opportunity to comment between now and when […]