Going Green

Updates and behind the scenes information around our environmental initiatives, projects and programs, including wildlife mitigation, biking, Adopt-a-Highway and more.

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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Six (Plus) Ways to Steer Clear of Wildlife

Keeping an eye out for wildlife on the highway while you’re driving can prevent hazards to you both. And to help you in your travels, we’ve compiled some handy tips on how you can treat all of B.C.’s wild creatures with care and improve your safety while driving on the highway: Be extra careful in the early morning, or at dusk and during the night. These times are when animals are most likely to be on the road. Slow...

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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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Cast of B.C. Players Fuelling Natural Gas Trucks

Our Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) branch is an adaptable bunch – they have to be to inspect all those mechanical nooks and crannies while keeping up with evolving technologies. Take the emergence of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel for B.C. transport trucks, for example. CVSE is finalizing safety inspection standards for new trucks, which are equipped with innovative technology that enables diesel-powered engines to run on LNG. Although not yet a common sight on...

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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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Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 2

Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 2

We’ve just pedalled off the ferry on our “Tour de BC,” which began on Vancouver Island and Northern BC in Part 1. We’ll continue exploring some of the province’s latest cycling trail and pathway projects in celebration of Bike to Work Week, starting on Vancouver’s North Shore and finishing up in the Southern Interior. So, hop on and let’s go! Lower Mainland: Raising Commuter Spirit and Connecting Cities North Vancouver… it’s rainy, sure, but it’s also the place of...

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Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 1

Pedal Power Projects Help Commuters Bike to Work: Part 1

In celebration of Bike to Work Week, we’re taking a look at some of the exciting trail blazing projects that are supporting cycling in the province. So grease your chain, hop on the saddle and start cruising all around the province on trails made possible by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Bike BC program and cost sharing with federal and local governments. PHOTO CREDIT: Capital Regional District We’ll start our “Tour de BC” on Vancouver Island in the...

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Highway 97: Deer Dazzle for Safety

Most people in B.C. are familiar with the “leaping deer” depicted on provincial highway signs. But people travelling on Highway 97 south of Williams Lake and Quesnel may see deer signs with extra dazzle being tested in a pilot project by the ministry. Here, solar-powered LED lights that flash around the perimeter of six signs, are expected to make drivers extra aware that they are travelling through a stretch that’s highly popular with deer. The signs alert northbound and...

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