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

YVR ranks as best airport in Canada, second in North America: Skytrax

Airport had ranked No. 1 in North America for 12 straight years up until 2022

How air passenger complaints ballooned to 42,000-plus

Ballooning backlog means each case now needs more than a year and a half to handle

Multi-month Nexus backlog holding up Canada-U.S. cross-border travel flows

Meanwhile, restored Amtrak train service expected to help renew cross-border tourism

Metro Vancouver facing civil infrastructure issues

Population growth, aging infrastructure among biggest strains on pipe systems

Canadian Pacific Railway’s acquisition of Kansas City Southern approved

U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision will create Canadian Pacific Kansas City, North America’s first single-line railway connecting Canada, the United States and Mexico

Province steps in with $479M to save B.C.'s TransLink from potential 'death spiral'

British Columbia is injecting nearly $500 million into the Metro Vancouver transit system to save it from what officials say is a feared "death spiral" sparked in part by the COVID-19...

Flair launches $50M lawsuit against leasing companies following plane seizures

Flair Airlines has filed a $50-million lawsuit against several plane-leasing companies over the "unlawful" seizure of four of its aircraft over the weekend. The filings in Ontario Superior Court...

Transport minister pledges to close passenger compensation loophole used by airlines

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Tuesday the federal government will close a loophole that allows airlines to deny customers compensation for cancelled flights. The reform will come as part of...

Cross-border complications just got more complicated for Canadian companies

Expanded U.S. extraterritorial trade regulations threaten to derail Canadian exports, imports

Flair plane confiscations rattling ultra-low-cost carrier niche

Abruptly having planes repossessed giving passengers pause when booking flights