Adopt a Highway

Insight into the Adopt a Highway program, which offers both organizations and volunteer groups the opportunity to contribute to their community and province. This program is aimed at promoting community pride and a means of publicly recognizing group efforts.

Customer Satisfaction Survey 2014

Customer Satisfaction Survey 2014

We are looking for feedback on the services the ministry provides around the province. Whether it is our person-to-person or electronic customer service or the quality of service we provide to keep our provincial highway system safe and reliable, we want to hear from you. REDIRECTING … We are forwarding you to the Customer Satisfaction Survey Site. If you do not get forwarded automatically, click here.

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Tell TranBC

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What Do You Want to Know More About? Are you looking for something on TranBC but can’t find it? Or have a question about what the ministry does and why we do it? Share your question with us and we’ll try to get you an answer. Who knows – your question could be our next blog! Thank you – we couldn’t do this without YOU.

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14 Reasons to Adopt a Highway in B.C.

14 Reasons to Adopt a Highway in B.C.

You might know that Adopt a Highway is a volunteer-based roadside clean-up program which builds community pride, beautifies B.C.’s roadsides and reduces the spread of invasive plants. But here are more reasons why your community or work group might want to care for two kilometres (or more) alongside a B.C. highway. It’s Great Exercise – Move your major muscle groups by doing litter pick-up, landscape planting, weeding, and (if you want) hand-pulling non-toxic invasive plants. You can use the trash tongs supplied, or work more of your body (think buttocks and hamstrings) by bending down to bag litter by hand. You Get to Dress the Part – We’ll outfit you in a high-visibility, “Adopt-a-Highway” marked vest, and accessorize your oh-so stylish look with orange garbage bags. These are must haves in a Adopt a Highway Circles! No Heavy Hauling – You pick up the litter, but our maintenance contractors...

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

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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 raison d’être, we thought we’d compile some of the ways we serve you. 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 flowing smoothly. With B.C.’s diverse and wild landscapes, looking after highways includes protecting drivers and wildlife as well as reducing the impact of natural forces. Some past and present major transportation projects and strategies we have...

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TranBC’s Adopt a Highway Quiz

Adopt a Highway Program

Have you ever driven down the road and noticed folks carrying large orange garbage bags and picking up trash along the side of the highway? If so, chances are pretty good they’re volunteers with our Adopt a Highway program. Adopt a Highway is a roadside maintenance and enhancement program that’s entirely volunteer-based, and it’s something individuals, groups and non- and for-profit organizations can be proud to be a part of.  Curious to learn more about the program? Try taking our Adopt a Highway quiz: How old do you have to be to participate as a volunteer? Over 10 years old Over 16 years old Over 18 years of age, or 12-18 years old with a supervisor who is over 18 Answer: c, Over 18 years of age, or 12-18 years old with a supervisor who is over 18 What is the minimum length of highway required to adopt and...

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National Volunteer Week: Making a Difference

National Volunteer Week: Making a Difference

Much like a cold glass of lemonade after yet another spring cleaning completed, volunteering leaves us with a sense of satisfaction and purpose like no other. Refreshing! Better still, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure volunteers and partners get a chance to see others enjoy the fruits of their labours firsthand. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we’re taking a look back at some of the recent ways the ministry, local contractors and community partners have made, and continue to make, a difference by working together toward common goals.  Whether it’s the joy of hearing the crack of the bat from a newly renovated baseball field or the simple act of making fresh tracks on a new trail, the actions from a few volunteers can make a big impact to many. For instance, ministry volunteers and maintenance contractor Mainroad Contracting Ltd recently teamed up to support the Langley based Critter...

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Stop the Invasion – We Want You…to Adopt a Highway

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You may not be aware, but there is a quiet invasion going on out there!  Now we’re not talking about invaders from space.  More like Black Henbane, Giant Hogweed and Scotch Broom, but these invaders are spreading fast, and they’re doing their best to take over our roadsides. That’s why this year the ministry included invasive plant management in to our Adopt a Highway program.  The introduction of invasive plant management puts B.C. ahead of the curve in invasive plant management, when compared to similar programs in other areas, including Ontario, New Brunswick, Washington and New Zealand. Adopt a Highway is a volunteer-based roadside maintenance and enhancement program that is open to both non-profit and for-profit organizations.  It’s a way for concerned citizens to give a hand in keeping up the appearance, and now environmental improvements, of the medians, boulevards, interchanges and roadsides in their communities. This is the...

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