Bringing Together the Cariboo Connector

January 15, 2016
Stone Creek to Williams Artist's Rendering

It’s the filling in the sandwich, the shiny buckle on the belt, the diamond pendant on the necklace… We’re talking about three kilometres of Highway 97, just south of Prince George that we’ll transform into four lanes from two lanes, and link with recently improved four-lane sections. The stretch starts just north of Stone Creek Bridge (about 25 kilometres south of Prince George) and connects at Williams Road, north of the CN Rail bridge. Like most centrepieces, the area...

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The Coquihalla Snowshed Protocol: 10 Steps to Highway Safety

January 12, 2016
plows

BC Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt (also known as the Coquihalla or “the Coq”) is a busy transportation corridor through a high mountain pass, and because of this high elevation, the Coquihalla can experience periods of heavy snowfall. Don’t let that worry you though – VSA Highway Maintenance, our maintenance contractor for the route, has a plan. It’s called “the Coquihalla Snowshed Protocol” and it’s every bit as important as it sounds. What exactly is the protocol and...

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15 Seconds to Safety: Clearing Snow Off Your Vehicle

January 6, 2016
Clearing Snow Off Vehicle

When we asked you about your winter driving pet peeves, one of the most common responses was drivers who don’t clear their entire vehicle of snow. We’ve all seen those rolling snowballs with only the front (and maybe the rear) windows having been touched by a snow brush. There are a couple reasons why drivers who don’t clear their vehicles peeve people off. With no line of sight out the side windows or mirrors, the guilty driver has an...

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Kickstart Your Career: Apply to be a 2016 EIT or TELP Now

January 4, 2016
Hearing from our engineers and technicians

*UPDATE* We’ve updated this blog post to reflect the 2016 intake. Please note this if reviewing the comments. Recent grad? Now is your chance to get that career started. The Engineer-in-Training Program (EIT) and Technician-Entry-Level Program (TELP) recruitment has begun again for 2016. 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,...

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Driver Safety 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2015
TranBC

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Holiday Songs of Highway Safety

December 23, 2015
Christmas Cheer

The holiday season: a tradition of giving, family gatherings, caroling… oh so much singing (even if there isn’t a lot of “in tune.”) But, who cares?!? ‘Tis the season! So we thought it would be a great occasion to share the TranBC version of some of those tunes, for you to enjoy regardless of your singing abilities (and not a bad way to remind folks about some of their travel information resources). Happy Holidays!

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Black Ice: What It Is and How to Handle It

December 22, 2015
winter conditions

Picture this. You’re driving your car on a northern highway in British Columbia. It’s just before 8 am on a frosty February morning. While the road appears bare, you do notice snow along the side of the highway as you drive. Should be clear sailing – right? Don’t be so sure. This is exactly when you should be on the lookout for black ice, so don’t let your winter driving guard down just yet. Even though our maintenance contractors...

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