Posts Tagged ‘ Translink ’

How to Prepare for the Upcoming Pattullo Bridge Construction

New West Crossing

Starting April 29, and continuing until October 3, the Pattullo Bridge deck will be under rehab construction to keep the roadway safe. Only two lanes will be open during the five months of work. You can still use the bridge, but obviously this will impact your travel times and your trip planning around the lower mainland. We’ve gathered some information from TransLink (they operate the Pattullo) and provided some suggestions so you’re better prepared. How This Impacts Your Travel...

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I Love Transit Week and the Buzzer Blog

I Love Transit Week and the Buzzer Blog

Transit n. 1. The act of passing over, across or through; passage We love transit. We love the buses, the skytrains, the views and the people. Did you know that August 5-9th was the sixth annual I Love Transit Week in Greater Vancouver? Transit really is a vital part of any effective transportation system and to celebrate transit in the Lower Mainland, Translink put together a fabulous week full of events and activities for everyone enjoyed. They even witnessed...

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Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Are you curious about how things are progressing on the Evergreen Line? Do you wish you could see what happens behind the scenes as construction unfolds? Well then, today is your lucky day! Starting today, you can watch Evergreen Line construction progress online thanks to the launch of two new BC ConstructionCams in Port Moody. The first camera will be located at the north tunnel portal area near Barnet Highway and View Street, where the tunnel-boring machine will be...

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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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The FAQs: Talking Transit with TransLink

The FAQs: Talking Transit with TransLink

Part of what we do at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is helping organize effective province wide transportation systems. One of those systems is TransLink. We asked our friends at TransLink to share their story with us, to help you better understand the how and why of their transit system. On that note, we are proud to introduce their introductory course, TransLink 101: So what is TransLink, anyway? Put simply, TransLink is the authority responsible for transportation in...

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Bridging the Week in Pictures

Bridging the Week in Pictures

Sometimes a picture can speak louder than words. With that in mind, we created a visual review of this week as seen through the eyes of our friends and followers around the province. Enjoy! “The next station is Main Street/Science World…” The oldest SkyTrain station is getting an upgrade, we heard from our friends at The Buzzer this week. Their picture of an old rendering of the original station reminded us just how much Vancouver has grown over the...

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Bridging the Week: Port Mann Buses and Pedestrian Safety

Highway #1 opens to Translink

Has another week passed us by so quickly? Was that the first bus across the Port Mann Bridge in twenty five years? Did you hear about Bombardier? Think Hurricane Sandy is old news? Gather round, grab your coffee and settle in as we review the week that was in B.C. Transportation news. Bombardier on Board to Supply Evergreen Line Cars The government of B.C. and Translink have signed a contract with industry specialist Bombardier to craft twenty eight cars...

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Bridging the Week: Thanksgiving Style

This week we welcomed the month of October, the time of year when we start to wind down our summer maintenance activities and gear up for winter. Such is the ebb and flow of life in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. This long weekend, many of us will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, the gift of sharing and being grateful for the things we have at hand. We are grateful to work with countless people across the province...

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Bridging the Week: 50 Years of Trans Canada, Smooth Rides and Thinking Fiscal

Bridging the Week: 50 Years of Trans Canada, Smooth Rides and Thinking Fiscal

Last week it was one milestone on the Trans Canada Highway, and this week another but on the other side of British Columbia. We’ve been building up to this event for a few weeks now: The Trans Canada Highway 50th anniversary and we hope you’ve enjoyed our trip down memory lane (see what I did there?). We really want to thank those who helped clarify some of our historic photos on our Facebook page. Couldn’t have done it without...

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Bus Stops, Bridges and Smoother Surfaces Ahead: Bridging the Week

What have we got going on in transportation news for you this week? How about bus stops, cycling lanes and cycling fences, centreline rumble strips, enhanced delineation, completed paving on the Patullo Bridge, new contracts awarded and resurfacing underway. Throw in some numbers from BC Ferries and transit service updates and you have yourself all the elements of a good read, if you ask us. So, grab your coffee and settle in . Cycling for Highway 4 Port Alberni...

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