Posts Tagged ‘ BC Transit ’

Before and After: Watch Transit Transformed in Your Community

The Transit Minor Betterments Program is improving how British Columbians get around in a major way. Ministry staff partner with local governments, BC Transit and TransLink to identify and deliver between 30 and 40 transit infrastructure upgrades every year. Some projects are small, others are big – but all go to providing people with better access to this affordable and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. “Overall, we’ve delivered more than 150 projects over the last seven years,” says the...

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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: What the Heck Do We Do, Anyway?

With a broad name like Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are bound to be questions. Like small-talk at a cocktail party, those 13 syllables beg the question: “So, what do you do?” Our Way is the Highway When thinking about the ministry, the first thing that pops into your head is likely B.C. highways. That’s because about 80 per cent of what we do involves building, rehabilitating and maintaining provincial highways to keep you moving safely and goods...

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Bridging the Week: Remembering, Consulting and some Santa

Highway 99 consultation

Probably a much more of a cerebral news round up blog this week as we cover project consultations and remembrance of those we’ve lost to road incidents. It’s also the first sign of the holidays coming (don’t think about the number of shopping days left. Don’t do it. Sorry, you probably just did) as the 16th year of the Santa Train is being announced. There’s lots to cover. Remembering Crash Victims November 21st was National Day of Remembrance for...

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Bridging the Week: When it Rains, It Pours

While there was a steady stream of sunshine across the province last week, there was also constant flow of transportation news afoot. Faregates were put in place in Metro Vancouver, safety improvements began at Sayward Road, and the Abbotsford Airshow got official. In the northern region of the province, plans were unveiled to upgrade the Hagwilget Bridge near Smithers and Coleman Creek Road north of Dawson Creek. A report outlining the findings on the BC Transit Independent Review was...

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