Pacific Gateway

Information on British Columbia working with other governments, ports, airports, rail lines, commercial haulers and other public and private stakeholders to move goods and the economy.

Bridging the Week: Malahat, Ports and Your Feedback

Bridging the Week: Malahat, Ports and Your Feedback

How was your week? Ours was busy. Lots of information to share with you this week including: updates on the Malahat, Northern Region road improvement projects, Coastal Ferries and George Massey Tunnel Consultation Summaries, announcements in the Port of Prince Rupert and let’s not forget daylight savings. Malahat Safety Upgrades on the Final Stretch The final portion of work that will complete the government of B.C.’s commitment for new median barrier and other safety improvements on the Malahat is...

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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: What the Heck Do We Do, Anyway?

With a broad name like Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are bound to be questions. Like small-talk at a cocktail party, those 13 syllables beg the question: “So, what do you do?” Our Way is the Highway When thinking about the ministry, the first thing that pops into your head is likely B.C. highways. That’s because about 80 per cent of what we do involves building, rehabilitating and maintaining provincial highways to keep you moving safely and goods...

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Bridging the Week: BC Highway 1 and Beyond

What’s new in B.C. transportation news? Quite a bit, actually! Even though it’s still winter across most of the province, we are busy getting ready for spring: consulting, planning and working on some pretty exciting new projects. We are moving ahead with plans to widen the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border. We also announced resurfacing projects on Highway 97A, 97B, 6 and 1. That means that chances are something exciting could be happening on a highway...

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TranBC’s Aviation Angle

YVR - Pacific Gateway - Kelowna BC Aviation Strategy for British Columbia

You might think of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as being all about highways. But did you know we have an aviation angle? You see, making all of B.C.’s transportation industries more globally competitive is one of our ministry’s goals. While the aviation industry is federally regulated, air transport plays a big role in B.C.’s economy, business opportunities and the everyday lives of British Columbians. That’s why the ministry is partnering with a large crew, including the federal...

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Bridging the Week: How did transportation improvements affect your life this year?

Here, there and everywhere. No matter where you looked this year, the tell tale signs of change and construction were visible. Digging, flagging, paving, building, expanding and consulting were all on the agenda for transportation this year. And to top it off, we just released our new aviation strategy, helping guide our continued growth into the New Year and even further down the runway. If this week was supposed to bring the end of world, it sure didn’t show...

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New Port Mann Bridge Open for Business

New Port Mann Bridge Open for Business

We made it. The New Port Mann Bridge – the widest bridge in the world, as well as the second largest and longest cable-supported bridge in North America, is now open. This monumental achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of countless people for which we are grateful. Thank you. We would also like to thank the travelling public for their continued patience as the project unfolded. We asked you to hang in there...

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The Trans-Canada: Transportation and Economy

Try and imagine Canada as it was before the development of a modern transportation system. The roads that did exist were rough, many communities were isolated from each other and trying to cross the country, or even a single province, was a major undertaking that could last for months. If you wanted to travel any great distance, your best bet was probably the Canadian Pacific Railway – the country’s only transcontinental link at the time. Fast forward a few...

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Bridging the Week: Setting World Records

A quick look at transportation news in BC this week reveals a special event in our province’s history. That’s right, this is a week that went down in the books, the Guinness Book of World Records that is. There were other milestone achievements of course, some of which included tolling announcements for the new Port Mann Bridge (first week free!), safety improvements on Highway 5 and an electrifying announcement from the Ministry of Environment. So, get charged up and...

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What is B.C.’s Pacific Gateway and What Does it Mean to You?

Pacific Gateway Program

What’s the first thing that springs to your mind when you hear the phrase, “British Columbia is Canada’s pacific gateway“? Do you see British Columbia as a hub of transportation activity, with a network of boats, trains, planes and automobiles all working together seamlessly to transport people and goods across B.C., Canada, and the U.S.? We do. And since 2005 we’ve been working with other governments, ports, airports, rail lines, commercial haulers and other public and private stakeholders to...

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The Whistle Stops at the 41B Overpass

The Whistle Stops at the 41B Overpass

Do you hear that lonesome whistle blowing? If you live in the community of Delta, you might not, thanks to the opening of the 41B Street Overpass on the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor. Construction has recently finished on this project, the first of nine scheduled to be completed along the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) in the communities of Delta, Surrey, the Township of Langley and the City of Langley. Whistle cessation is only one of many benefits the...

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