How to Keep Traffic Moving in Avalanche Country

November 16, 2016
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  It looks like something out of Star Wars. Large metal towers dominating a vantage point over a frozen cliff face that suddenly drop explosives charges, triggering a wall of snow that cascades down the mountain. But this isn’t science fiction. It’s a new technology designed to make roads safer and cut down on traffic headaches. It’s called a Remote Avalanche Control System, or RACS, and this winter we’re piloting it along a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway called...

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Four Stages of a Mega Project – An Insider Perspective

November 2, 2016
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Transportation mega projects mean mega activities behind the scenes. From the first inkling of an idea to project close-out, here's what goes on.

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Learn All About Winter Maintenance Changes on Route to East Kootenay Highways

October 28, 2016
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Have you ever wondered how maintenance contractors plan their approach to winter maintenance? Schedule their work around storm conditions? Or how about, what kind of equipment they have at the ready to keep BC highways safe? Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting will be holding open house sessions to share this kind of information about updates to their winter operations and how they plan to use new technology to improve service levels and public safety in their service area at the...

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Highway and Track Separation a Beautiful Way to Boost Safety

October 26, 2016
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Question: What do you get when you cross a railway track with a highway? Answer: A place that requires extra motorist attention to avoid a deadly encounter; and in the case of Mile 28 on Highway 16, a stretch where drivers must slow from 100 km/h to 40 km/h to cross safely. But the scenario is poised to become a whole lot safer and smoother, at this last remaining spot on BC Highway 16 where traffic and trains meet....

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Shift Into Winter

October 18, 2016

Every October British Columbians Shift Into Winter, making sure to be equipped for winter weather and being prepared to obey Tire and Chains signs. You are being forwarded to the TranBC Shift Into Winter page. If you do not get forwarded automatically, click here.

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We Heard You! Rest Area Improvements on the Way in BC

October 13, 2016
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Our 170 BC Rest Areas are the perfect spot to refresh and recharge before heading out on the highway, and they are about to get a whole lot better. Since the beginning of 2016, we’ve been working closely with the BC Trucking Association on the BC Highway Rest Area Survey and report. We wanted to get the voice of the trucking industry – what they like and what they don’t like – about rest areas in the province. Their...

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How To Tell BC’s Story with a Stop of Interest Sign

September 27, 2016
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We’re asking you to provide your suggestions for about 75 new Stop of Interest signs, sharing your local stories that mark a special place in BC’s history.

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