Posts Tagged ‘ Surrey BC ’

Winter Safety on Alex Fraser and Port Mann Bridges Explained

Rope Access Technician on Port Mann Bridge

Winter doesn’t mess with the Lower Mainland all too often. But when it does, our maintenance efforts go beyond the standard plowing and sanding of highways. Our attention is also drawn skyward to the cables on the Alex Fraser Bridge and Port Mann Bridge. Snow and ice can build up around the cables that support the bridges, becoming a safety hazard to traffic below if left to freeze, melt and potentially fall. To combat the risk, we developed cable...

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What it Takes to Keep 300,000 People Safe During a Special Event

If you’ve been to a special event in Surrey, chances are Kathie Haidon was on scene making sure it was running smoothly. Kathie is the City of Surrey’s Traffic Management Coordinator and Special Events Traffic Management Coordinator. Yes, that’s long title, but only because it’s a big job. Last year, the City of Surrey hosted 186 special events, 142 of which required traffic control. The city’s biggest event – the Vaisakhi Parade in April – attracted more than 300,000...

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Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… a B.C. Firefighter

Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… a B.C. Firefighter

When winter hits, firefighters have to achieve a delicate balance between speed and safety. As emergency responders, their goal is to arrive on scene as fast as possible without putting themselves or other drivers at risk. This is Part 3 of a Shift Into Winter interview series exploring how various people, representing various professions, experience winter driving in B.C. So far, we’ve talked to paramedics and a road maintenance worker, and continue with Surrey firefighter and instructor, Reo Jerome....

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Back to School: Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Classroom

Back to School: Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Classroom

It should come as no surprise that we like everything related to “transportation”; it really motivates us. So, when we were asked to deliver a presentation on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to young and inquiring minds in a Lower Mainland elementary school, we couldn’t put our hands up fast enough. ITS are information and communication technologies used to improve travel and enhance safety and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is installing new systems and upgrading current systems on...

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