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

Charting ocean cargo’s slow boat to digitalization

Failure to embrace digital documentation is snarling supply chains and costing shipping companies billions

WestJet pilots at an 'impasse' with airline over contract talks: union

The union representing WestJet pilots says contract negotiations with the airline have been unproductive and federal arbitration may be needed to avert a strike. ALPA Canada, which represents...

Uber relaunches ride share option in Vancouver

Uber Technologies Inc. says it is bringing its shared rides offering back to Canada with a new name. The ride-hailing giant says Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver will get access to UberX Share later...

'Ready to roll': CP Rail preparing for KCS merger, ruling expected within weeks

CALGARY — With the final decision by a U.S. regulator just weeks away, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s CEO says the company is "ready to roll" on its proposed merger with U.S. railroad Kansas City...

DesRosiers says January auto sales up 7.5 per cent from a year earlier

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. (DAC) says light vehicle sales in Canada in January were up 7.5 per cent compared with the first month of 2022. The automotive industry research firm...

Agency not investigating Toronto-bound Air Canada flight that returned to YVR

The airline's media relations office blamed the incident on a door indication signal; a corroborated passenger account noted the cargo door opened

WestJet temporarily suspends service from 3 Canadian cities to Europe

CALGARY — WestJet says it has temporarily suspended transatlantic service between three Canadian cities and Europe. The airline announced it is pausing transatlantic service between Halifax and...

YVR traffic remains below pre-pandemic level

Traffic next week set to be up 122 per cent from last year, down 13.4 per cent compared with 2019

After Tesla price cut, Ford follows suit with Mustang Mach-E

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is cutting prices on its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV by as much as $6,000 just weeks after market leader Tesla took similar steps. The Detroit automaker is increasing production...

YVR seeks public feedback on 2022 holiday travel chaos

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is hoping to hear from those affected by the chaotic travel disruptions this past holiday season. A winter storm had swept across the country in Dec. 2022 and...