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What is the TMCBC and What Makes it Cutting Edge?

What is the TMCBC and What Makes it Cutting Edge?

What is the Transportation Management Centre of BC (TMCBC)? Well, for starters, think of it as the nerve centre for road/weather conditions and traffic information across BC. Based in Coquitlam, the TMCBC is the hub for collecting transportation information and communicating it to the public, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via DriveBC and Twitter. Your Eyes on the Road The TMCBC is equipped with more than 200 live-streaming video feeds, and 750 cameras strategically located on...

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BC Services Card: Your Care Card and More

new Care Card and BC Driver's License

If you haven’t heard, the old Care Card and Driver’s Licenses are things of the past. As of February 2013 they joined forces to become the BC Services Card. Why the change? Well, the cards haven’t been significantly updated in about 20 years and, over that time, technology has advanced a little (insert sarcasm). The new card is designed to make it safer and easier for you to access health services and other programs that require photo ID. It...

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Lightening Up on Heavy Construction with Featherweight Foam

From pillows to pads, toys and insulation, foam is everywhere. But did you know we also use it a lot in construction? The engineers call it expanded polystyrene or extruded polystyrene, but if you’re looking for a label that’s easier to remember, it’s also commonly called, “geofoam”. One of the first times we used geofoam on a major project was at the Swan Lake Overhead in Vernon in 1997 to help with slope stabilization on soft clay soil. Since...

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Lighter and Brighter at Any Age

Lighter and Brighter at Any Age

There’s no avoiding it – we get older. Sorry, can’t be helped. As we change over time, so does our driving ability. A person’s pupils decrease in size as they age, letting in less light, and adjusting more slowly to changes in light. As well, the lens, which is clear earlier in life, yellows and thickens. This means a 60-year-old receives only about 40 per cent of the same light as a 20-year-old. To provide the best visibility for...

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Welcome to TranBC!

BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Today we’re launching TranBC, a place for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to share stories about our work we hope you’ll enjoy. On this page, you’ll find photos and videos from our crews in the field, profiles of cool technology, answers to common questions we receive, surprises from insiders, and more. We’ll add new material as often as we can, so be sure to visit often. If there’s a topic you want to see us cover, we want...

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