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Commercial Haulers: We Have a New Tool for You – Tell Us What You Think.

February 5, 2014
Commercial Haulers: We Have a New Tool for You – Tell Us What You Think.

Are you a commercial driver hauling freight in British Columbia? If so, we’ve got some great news for you. DriveBC has a new tool to make your life easier – the Commercial Vehicle Route Planner. If you’ve ever used Google Maps before, it’s the same kind of idea. You enter your starting point and...

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What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

December 23, 2013
What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

It has been a while in the making, but the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) is now open. What does that mean to you? Well, the new route will mean different things for different drivers. New Highways Mean New Numbers Prior to the opening of the new route, Highway 17 began at the BC...

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What’s Growing Under the Alex Fraser Bridge?

September 13, 2013
What’s Growing Under the Alex Fraser Bridge?

When the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) opens in December, it will span 37 kilometres through Delta and Surrey with a four-lane expressway. Environmental mitigation is an important part of the project, and it comes in many shapes and sizes. It also attracts some very dedicated people. Students at Delta’s Burnsview Secondary School, led...

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Watch Trans-Canada Highway Transform Before Your Eyes

March 19, 2013
Watch Trans-Canada Highway Transform Before Your Eyes

Last year, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada Highway. The long road (nearly 8,000 kilometres, actually) stretches from coast to coast, connecting communities and allowing goods to flow. It’s a pretty big deal when it comes to travelling the province and beyond, whether you’re a trucker, commuter, or road tripper. Wouldn’t it...

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Bridging the Week: Malahat, Ports and Your Feedback

March 9, 2013
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...

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

March 5, 2013
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?” Some of the work we do is probably pretty obvious, but some of it may surprise you. To help clarify our...

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Bridging the Week: BC Highway 1 and Beyond

February 16, 2013
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....

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TranBC’s Aviation Angle

February 7, 2013
TranBC’s Aviation Angle

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...

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New Port Mann Bridge Open for Business

November 30, 2012
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...

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On the Topic of Tolls

October 4, 2012
On the Topic of Tolls

A toll. To some, it may as well be a four letter word. Well, OK, it already is, but you get my point. To others, tolls are just the cost of doing business. There are even those who extoll the virtues of tolls and look forward to paying them whenever they can. Honest. No...

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