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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The Answers to Massey Bridge Questions

December 16, 2015
Fraser River Bridge

Today we kicked off the third phase of consultation on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project and released some designs and details of the big project, which will see a new 10-lane bridge built over the Fraser River at Highway 99. And it will be a BIG project. Here’s the breakdown: The bridge will be approximately three kilometres long, with four general travel lanes in each direction One dedicated transit/HOV lane in each direction of Highway 99, from Highway...

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Ellis Creek Bypass Channel Gets Fish Around Dam Barrier

December 15, 2015
Kokanee in Ellis Creek

Would you think, “Dam!” if you were blocked from going where you wanted? That’s what fish might have been thinking when they reached a steep concrete dam, in Penticton, that stopped them from travelling upstream. Until a few months ago, the 1. 5-metre structure, built about 50 years ago on Ellis Creek, was a barrier to kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. We became involved with Ellis Creek, while we were widening the shoulder along a two-kilometre section of Eastside...

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