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

Coronavirus panic prompts Air Canada to cancel some flights to China

Carrier operates 33 flights per week to the country hardest hit with the fast-spreading fatal disease

Uber and Lyft not licensed to operate in Burnaby, could face fines

Neither company and no drivers have applied for $510/vehicle municipal licence

Health Canada vague on how many health-safety workers are at airports

More health and safety workers will be deployed at airports later this week

Uber vs. Lyft in Vancouver: Differences quickly emerge between prices, services

What happened: Uber and Lyft have begun operating in Vancouver after receiving authorization from ICBC, and provincial and municipal authorities Why it matters: Vancouver was previously the largest...

New hybrid-electric ferries to be floated into local waters on Friday

Break out your binoculars to watch the two new Island-class hybrid-electric ferries float off their partially submerged carrier vessel into local waters on Friday morning. The Sun Rise carrier,...

Uber and Lyft approved to operate in B.C., services may begin in 'next few days' (UPDATED)

What happened: Applications from Uber and Lyft to operate ride-hailing services in B.C. have been approved Why it matters: The province has long been promising the arrival of these services, years...

Vancouver International Airport readies to heighten screening for coronavirus

New disease known as 2019-nCoV has so far killed 18, sickened 600

Vancouver International Airport to take steps to prevent coronavirus from spreading

Signage to be added, and health-screening question to be added to electronic border kiosks but no temperature-screening yet

City of Vancouver goes west with preferred option for Granville Bridge redesign

'West Side Plus' option priced at between $30 and $40 million