Transportation

The City of White Rock is seeking further input for its Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan. (TransLink/Twitter file photo)

White Rock seeks more input on transportation issues

Online survey and virtual open houses to provide response on draft plan

 

One of the two 400 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery banks on each Island Class vessel, supplied by Richmond-based Corvus Energy. BC Ferries photo

New Island Class ferries receive First Nations-inspired names

Island Nagalis and Island K’ulut’a will enter service on Campbell River - Quadra Island route in 2022

 

While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)

Duke Point Tsawwassen ferry 2 1/2 hours late due to staffing issue

B.C. Ferries says proper staffing anticipated during busy travel weekend ahead

 

The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)

U.S. ferries cast adrift in border reopening, want clarity on resuming service

Left out of Monday’s reopening, tourism organization considers legal action against feds

The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)
A new interactive online map aims to help Surrey residents find crosswalks and traffic signals to help them plan their walking route. (File photo)

Surrey launches interactive walking map to help pedestrians plan their routes

WALKit project “aims to increase pedestrian travel amonst seniors”

A new interactive online map aims to help Surrey residents find crosswalks and traffic signals to help them plan their walking route. (File photo)
BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal north of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Global mariner shortage hampers BC Ferries’ bid to hire more than 100

Corporation cancelled two sailings, replaced another this week amid staffing concerns

BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal north of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
SkyBridge under construction prior to opening in 1990. (Photo: kerkhoff.ca)

Skybridge upgrade work means possible delays for SkyTrain riders

Track expansion joints on Surrey-to-New West connector have reached ‘the end of their useful lives’

SkyBridge under construction prior to opening in 1990. (Photo: kerkhoff.ca)
Temporary road closures are coming to Surrey’s Fraser Highway and area as crews prepare for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension. (Image: Google Maps)

Temporary months-long road closure coming to Surrey’s Fraser Highway as part of SkyTrain construction

Part of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension’s early works program

Temporary road closures are coming to Surrey’s Fraser Highway and area as crews prepare for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension. (Image: Google Maps)
A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Feds doling out $1.5M for removal of 18 derelict boats from B.C., Atlantic coasts

18 abandoned vessels will be pulled out from Bamfield, Barkley Sound and Nootka Sound waters

A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS
Two ships collided in Vancouver Harbour in 2019 after one lost power, but no one was injured and no pollutants were released. (Saga Monal)

Unprepared ship, bad communication factors in B.C. ship crash: TSB

A report examines the 2019 crash of bulk carriers Caravos Harmony and Pan Acacia

Two ships collided in Vancouver Harbour in 2019 after one lost power, but no one was injured and no pollutants were released. (Saga Monal)
Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure around the Pacific Highway and Pacific border crossing has received upgrades. (Google Streetview screenshot)

$143K in upgrades to South Surrey cycling, pedestrian instructure

Projects around Pacific Highway, Douglas borders among more than 20 undertaken in Lower Mainland

Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure around the Pacific Highway and Pacific border crossing has received upgrades. (Google Streetview screenshot)
A Sûreté du Québec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec woman dies after being struck by airplane while driving tractor near runway

Investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident near St-Esprit

A Sûreté du Québec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The BC Ferries’ website is down for the second time in one week from what they say is likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Surging web traffic crashes BC Ferries’ site again

Website down for second time this week

The BC Ferries’ website is down for the second time in one week from what they say is likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ newest Island Class vessel is experiencing an issue with one of its thrusters off the Algerian coast. Photo courtesy patbaywebcam.com.

BC Ferries newest vessel having mechanical issues in Mediterranean

Island 4 will be repaired in Spain before crossing Atlantic

BC Ferries’ newest Island Class vessel is experiencing an issue with one of its thrusters off the Algerian coast. Photo courtesy patbaywebcam.com.
Two passengers were recently fined thousands of dollars after they faked their pre-flight COVID-19 test results. (Paul Clarke/Black Press)

2 passengers in Canada fined thousands for faking pre-flight COVID-19 tests

The government issued a warning Thursday to others thinking of doing the same – do it and you’ll be ordered to pay

Two passengers were recently fined thousands of dollars after they faked their pre-flight COVID-19 test results. (Paul Clarke/Black Press)
Welcome to your park sign marks the spot where 84th Avenue will continue east from King George Boulevard 
to 140th Street as part of a $13 million road project. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Road Rage: Opposition mounts anew to Surrey’s plan for 84 Ave. at south end of Bear Creek Park

Same place, same project, same fight as Surrey prepares once again to connect 84th Avenue between King George and 140th Street in Newton

Welcome to your park sign marks the spot where 84th Avenue will continue east from King George Boulevard 
to 140th Street as part of a $13 million road project. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (The Canadian Press and Now-Leader file)

Surrey mayor ‘more confident than ever’ for SkyTrain expansion after funding pledge

Trudeau says $14.9 billion will be doled out over next eight years for major public transit projects

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (The Canadian Press and Now-Leader file)
The City of White Rock is seeking input for its Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan. (Peace Arch News photo)

White Rock seeks input on tranpsportation plan

Online survey open until Jan. 15

The City of White Rock is seeking input for its Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan. (Peace Arch News photo)
The province is considering two options to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel: an eight-lane immersed tube tunnel and an eight-lane bridge. (Province of British Columbia images)

Province receives business case for new Massey Crossing

Case to be made public after ministry decides which option — bridge or tunnel — will be built

The province is considering two options to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel: an eight-lane immersed tube tunnel and an eight-lane bridge. (Province of British Columbia images)
A large crane that collapsed rests on top of cargo containers on a freighter at Port Metro Vancouver’s Vanterm facility, in Vancouver on January 28, 2019. The Transportation Safety Board says the Port of Vancouver may be close to exceeding its ability to safely handle large-sized container ships. The board makes the comment in its report into a January 2019 incident where the container vessel Ever Summit hit a crane while being piloted into its berth at the Vanterm terminal in the Port of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Container vessels may be outgrowing Port of Vancouver: Transportation Safety Board

Container vessel Ever Summit hit a crane while being piloted into Vanterm terminal in the Port of Vancouver

A large crane that collapsed rests on top of cargo containers on a freighter at Port Metro Vancouver’s Vanterm facility, in Vancouver on January 28, 2019. The Transportation Safety Board says the Port of Vancouver may be close to exceeding its ability to safely handle large-sized container ships. The board makes the comment in its report into a January 2019 incident where the container vessel Ever Summit hit a crane while being piloted into its berth at the Vanterm terminal in the Port of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck