Apply to be a 2015 EIT or TELP Before February 4, 2015 Deadline

January 12, 2015
Hearing from our engineers and technicians

*UPDATE* The deadline for submitting applications to our TELP program is now February 11, 2015. It’s ON! Again! The Engineer-in-Training Program (EIT) and Technician-Entry-Level Program (TELP) recruitment has begun again for 2015. We are hiring for multiple positions in each program, in various locations right across the province. And follow those links below. They lead to a great deal of information , including qualifications, application process, position types, educational streams, profiles and videos of your colleagues and much more....

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Winter Driving: How Not to Need a Tow Truck

January 9, 2015
winter driving

A roadside expert generously shared his knowledge with us recently, to help drivers #ShiftintoWinter, and keep everyone safer on B.C.’s roads. Larry Styba rescues vehicles as part of his job as a tow truck operator, trainer and public relations person with Maple Ridge Towing. A WreckMaster Level 6/7 certified towing and recovery operator, Larry sees and hears how people end up in mishaps that require his help. He also knows what’s needed to drive large vehicles in winter’s most...

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How You Can Help Kelowna’s RapidBus Stay on Schedule

January 7, 2015
HOV

Whether you drive or use the RapidBus service in Kelowna, we have some important news for you (and a fresh Kelowna HOV website). Based on monitoring and public feedback, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is turning the city’s Highway 97 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, which operate fulltime now, into hourly HOV lanes. As of January 19 (2015), the lanes will be in effect weekdays between 7am to 7pm, excluding holidays, to better align with when traffic and...

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One Change to Slow Down and Move Over Rule Improves Safety

January 2, 2015
New traffic legislation in BC

Slow Down and Move Over. Pretty straight forward rule to follow but we’ve made it even simpler to keep roadside workers safer. In a nutshell: if you see any vehicle flashing red, blue or yellow lights on a BC highway, move over to pass. Or more specifically, the Slow Down, Move Over rule states: Drivers must slow their speed to 70km/h when in an 80km/h or over zone, and 40km/h when in an under 80km/h zone. If travelling on...

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Separating Skiers and Roads – Our First-Ever Ski Underpass

December 30, 2014
Ski Underpass

Creating concrete structures for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and even animals to flow over, under or around roads is a speciality of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. And, now we’ve built a new kind of underpass for traffic that travels on two legs with two boards attached. It’s a ski underpass below Hudson Bay Mountain Road, near Smithers, and it provides safe passage for cross-country skiers. The tunnel links the Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre lodge and parking lot with...

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Your Favourite TranBC Content – Best of 2014

December 29, 2014
Most popular Facebook post of last year

As we wind down 2014 and start making plans for 2015 (including a few new year’s resolutions), it’s important to look back on the year that was. TranBC, the BC Transportation ministry online, continues to grow in reach, and in relationships, thanks to you. We hope you have found us useful as a public service engagement platform as we work to provide information you’re looking for and answering the questions you have, while keeping you up to date on...

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A List to Help You Travel Safely and Merry this Holiday

December 23, 2014
Winter Driving TIps

  The holidays are here, and many of us are taking to the highways to visit friends and family, or dusting off the skiis/snowboard for those glorious mountains. But to get there, you need to be prepared for winter driving conditions. Here’s a list of 6 ways to check before heading out: Look ahead at the route and weather. DriveBC has information on all highways in the province, including weather forecasts and highways cams. Prepare for an unexpected delay...

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