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Bridging the Week: A Time for Reflection

As the year begins to wind down our minds and hearts turn inward. The holiday season is often a time of reflection. And so, this week, we are not just looking back over the last seven days, we are casting our glance back over the last twelve months. The public consultation and engagement in-person meetings have ended but there’s still time to reflect on the future of coastal ferry services in B.C. Residents have until Friday, Dec. 21 to...

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Ride Don’t Slide: What Winter Tires Mean to You

Ride Don’t Slide: What Winter Tires Mean to You

Have you ever debated about installing winter tires? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Whether due to cost or simply just uncertainty around the benefits of winter tires, many drivers in B.C. are tempted to slide through winter on their summer treads. But temptation can be deadly. One of our favourite analogies comes from, well, hockey of course (apologies if we stir your NHL lockout blues). It goes like this: when temperatures drop below 7C, all-season tires harden much...

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Bridging the Week: Openings, Engagement, Consultation and Rehabilitation

Just when we thought it wasn’t possible to pack more milestones into our weekly summary of transportation related news in BC, things really started to pick up speed. This week will see the Port Mann Bridge opened to eight lanes of traffic and the eastern portion South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) opened as well. The George Massey Tunnel replacement project and consultation process is high on our radar as is the Coastal Ferries Engagement. And then there’s our day...

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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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Bridging the Week: Port Mann Closes, Long Live the Port Mann

Winter is settling in across the province but that didn’t stop transportation news from breaking. Here is your weekly summary of the highlights. Out with the Old and in with the New If you live in the Lower Mainland, the big transportation news this week was all about the new Port Mann Bridge with the announcement that the new bridge would be open to Westbound traffic on Saturday, November 17th (that’s today). Eastbound traffic began using the new bridge...

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Bridging the Week: Engagement and the Shift into Winter

November is upon us and with it comes a distinct shift into winter. Remember to set your clocks back an hour this weekend and when you do, remember that darker days require extra care when driving. Shifting into Winter also means being prepared to drive and survive in winter weather. Bridging the Week in transportation news this week we will review the launch of the Coastal Ferries Consultation and Engagement plan and what that means to you, as well...

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Bridging the Week: News in Review

Blinked and missed it? We understand. Some weeks are like that. Let’s bring you up to speed on BC Transportation news in review for the week. Better Safety at Bonaparte and Highway 97 Intersection A safety upgrade will be made this fall to the Bonaparte Road/Highway 97 intersection as part of the second phase of improvements to the Cariboo Connector. Northbound and southbound left turn lanes will be added to Highway 97 at the Bonaparte frontage road intersection. The...

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Historical DriveBC Data is Open

Sharing is fun. With that in mind, we have recently shared some of our most popular information from DriveBC with DataBC. DataBC is a key source of open government information to help the public find data, services and tools to help make informed decisions and improve government policies. DataBC liked our data so much, they wrote a blog about it, and we, in turn, would like to share it with you. So, here it is – in honour of...

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