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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BC on the Move Twitter Town Hall: Your Ferries Questions Answered

December 19, 2014
coastal inland

Get Your Answers About Ferries

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BC on the Move Twitter Town Hall: Your Cycling Questions Answered

December 16, 2014
10 Year Transportation Plan

We heard a lot of good ideas from you during the BC on the Move Twitter Town Hall that Minister Todd Stone hosted last month (Nov 2014) as part of 10-year transportation planning. We also received some really good questions; so many, in fact, that we have been busy organizing into themes – like cycling – and getting you answers. Let’s start, shall we? Question: @toddstonebc Has thought been put into how bicycle-based commuting in temperate-climate cities could =...

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