Transportation

BIV's coverage of the transportation sector provides the latest news relating to roads, air travel, shipping, ports and beyond in Vancouver and British Columbia

B.C.’s private bus companies at risk without aid, firms say

The pandemic will kill most of B.C.’s motor-coach companies if the provincial government does not come to the table with some sort of aid package, industry executives say. In a letter to...

B.C. Ferries set to add more sailings for summer

B.C. Ferries is continuing to ramp up its summer service, offering extra sailings starting on Thursday. These sailings come on top of additional sailings announced the previous week. Schedule...

Exhausted ship crews offered respite in Prince Rupert

Closed borders, travel restrictions preventing deep-water seafarers from returning to home ports

Uber expands deeper into Fraser Valley

What happened: Uber expands into three more B.C. cities Why it matters: Ride-hailing giant initially operated in Vancouver when it launched in January Residents of Abbotsford, Aldergrove and...

Local ride-hailing drivers call for crackdown of unregulated Chinese language apps

Last year at this time, the taxi industry was calling foul on the plethora of illegal riding hailing services chauffeuring people around and taking a good chunk of its business. Now that at least...

P2P car service Turo launches in B.C.

What happened: Turo launches transportation services in B.C. Why it matters: San Francisco company’s entry into B.C. comes amid significant changes to the market More transportation options are...

TransLink launches mask-wearing campaign for riders

TransLink has launched a campaign aimed at promoting the use of face coverings and non-medical masks on Metro Vancouver’s transit system. As part of the ‘Wearing is Caring’ campaign, more than...

Horgan says government working to ‘protect’ ferry routes

Premier John Horgan says he “absolutely understands the anxiety” ferry-dependent communities have about maintaining service levels following pandemic-related cuts, and the government is working “to...

Canada to begin mandatory temperature checks for air passengers

Canada will require air passengers to undergo mandatory temperature checks in order to get on their flights, Ottawa announced this morning. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the move...

TransLink to install sanitizer dispensers across Metro Vancouver

The move comes amid growing ridership following major declines during the COVID-19 pandemic