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Announcements, updates and background on the transit system in British Columbia

Bridging the Week: Highway Maintenance, Translink and Combo Projects?

Did you know that B.C.’s maintenance contractors maintain more than 47,500 kilometres of road and 2,800 structures, and employ about 2,000 people who provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week? That is just one tidbit of information from the roundup of transportation related news releases which happened this week. Read on for more about this and other interesting pieces of information you might have missed, in this edition of Bridging the Week. Extension of BC Highway...

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Bridging the Week: Thanksgiving Style

This week we welcomed the month of October, the time of year when we start to wind down our summer maintenance activities and gear up for winter. Such is the ebb and flow of life in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. This long weekend, many of us will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, the gift of sharing and being grateful for the things we have at hand. We are grateful to work with countless people across the province...

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Bridging the Week: Translink, Trails and Time to Drive the Port Mann

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Another seven days, another blog catching you up on all things BC Transportation from the last week. Hard to believe it’s September already, with summer almost in the rear view mirror and thoughts of winter, and what that entails, ramping up. (I didn’t forget autumn, we just have a lot of prep for those chilly months). But that’s in the future, right now there’s work happening on rapid transit in Coquitlam, some plans for Kettle Valley Trail and a...

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Bus Stops, Bridges and Smoother Surfaces Ahead: Bridging the Week

What have we got going on in transportation news for you this week? How about bus stops, cycling lanes and cycling fences, centreline rumble strips, enhanced delineation, completed paving on the Patullo Bridge, new contracts awarded and resurfacing underway. Throw in some numbers from BC Ferries and transit service updates and you have yourself all the elements of a good read, if you ask us. So, grab your coffee and settle in . Cycling for Highway 4 Port Alberni...

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Bridging the Week: When it Rains, It Pours

While there was a steady stream of sunshine across the province last week, there was also constant flow of transportation news afoot. Faregates were put in place in Metro Vancouver, safety improvements began at Sayward Road, and the Abbotsford Airshow got official. In the northern region of the province, plans were unveiled to upgrade the Hagwilget Bridge near Smithers and Coleman Creek Road north of Dawson Creek. A report outlining the findings on the BC Transit Independent Review was...

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Bridging the Week: It’s Not Just Highways

Buses in Kamloops have new digs, the coastal ferry engagement plan got a consultation team, new legislation will help TransLink crack down on fare evaders, and upgrades to Highway 6 near Nelson will help motorists travelling along the Selkirk Loop and beyond. It’s another instalment of Bridging the Week, our way of getting you up to speed on all things BC transportation. In a collective effort to move transit into the 21st century in the Kamloops area, we were...

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Bridging the Week: Moving at the Speed of Light

Bridging the Week: Moving at the Speed of Light

What do railway tracks, infrared beams and the City of Houston all have in common? They all saw a little extra attention this week thanks to the recent transportation news highlighting work soon unfolding across the province. Next Stop, Lincoln Station The Evergreen Line made tracks in the news department this week with a couple of big announcements. An additional station will be included on opening day of the Evergreen Line in the summer of 2016. Lincoln Station is...

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Bridging the Week: 5 Stories and 7 Days

Bridging the Week: 5 Stories and 7 Days

The biggest story of the week in B.C. for travellers was definitely around flooding. High water flow and mudslides have impacted B.C. communities and the travelling public, so we’re keeping all highway flood advisories in one place. For impacts to Highway 31, Highway 97A and inland ferries, check here for the latest. There’s also been a bit of good news this week, whether it’s salmon, borders or milestones (just not all at once). Here’s the week that was in...

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