A New Way to Make Airports Better in BC

June 1, 2015
Kamloops Airport

Aviation is on the rise in British Columbia thanks to a new funding program aimed at improving airports. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is accepting grant applications for the British Columbia Air Access Program (BCAAP), a BC on the Move initiative designed to help airport operators improve their infrastructure and strengthen local and provincial economies. During public consultation for the BC on the Move 10-year transportation plan, we discovered 70 per cent of you agree we should support...

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A New Sign of the Times: It Pays to Slow Down in the Cone Zone

May 28, 2015
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“Please slow down in the cone zone.” You might have heard us say these words before and with good reason: Construction zones can be full of countless unexpected hazards for workers and for you. It is in everyone’s best interest to slow down in the cone zone, in case you need to suddenly stop. In order to “drive home” the understanding that speeding in construction zones is unacceptable, we changed the wording on our work zone speed sign to...

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Why You Should Bike to Work

May 25, 2015
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  “It’s cold out.” “I’m tired.” “I don’t want to get to work all sweaty.” It’s easy to come up with excuses NOT to bike to work. Until you’ve tried it, that is. That’s part of what Bike to Work Week, which runs annually the last week of May, is about — encouraging newbies to try commuting from a saddle while celebrating the benefits that can only be understood with experience. This year (2015), Bike to Work Week runs...

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Before and After: Watch Transit Transformed in Your Community

May 20, 2015
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The Transit Minor Betterments Program is improving how British Columbians get around in a major way. Ministry staff partner with local governments, BC Transit and TransLink to identify and deliver between 30 and 40 transit infrastructure upgrades every year. Some projects are small, others are big – but all go to providing people with better access to this affordable and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. “Overall, we’ve delivered more than 150 projects over the last seven years,” says the...

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What is Sealcoating and Why Are We Doing it on BC Highways?

May 14, 2015
Sealcoating up close

No, we aren’t making jackets for cold little seals, although that is a nice thought – isn’t it? Sealcoating is actually a common type of road resurfacing done on BC highways. It involves the application of a special mixture to the road that protects the road base from additional wear and tear. So it’s kind of like a little jacket, but for roads. When it’s applied over existing pavement, sealcoating is a really cost-effective way of resurfacing that extends...

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Road Safety in Action at the Cloverdale Rodeo

May 11, 2015
Cone Zone Go Kart Poster

You’re invited to have some serious fun with the Cone Zone BC work zone safety awareness campaign. Live in the Cloverdale area? Come on down to the Cloverdale Rodeo Go-Kart Ride May 15-18, 2015. The Work Zone Safety Alliance is inviting kids ages 10 to 16 to learn about roadside safety while driving a Go Kart around a large circuit, complete with real world work zone hazards. Don’t worry, parents, there’s fun for you, too. Check out the complete...

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How to Do a Pre-Trip Inspection on Your Recreational Vehicle

May 7, 2015
Know Your RV with CVSE

The all-important pre-trip inspection was one of the hot topics when Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers hosted a “Know Your Recreational Vehicle” safety education event in Kamloops on May 2, 2015. Big thanks to CFJC TV for coming out to cover the event at the Kamloops Westbound scale. WATCH VIDEO There’s a lot to know about your RV. Once you’ve mastered your RV’s specifications – incuding everything from towing requirements to load capacity – it’s essential to...

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