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

Metro Vancouver transit union threatens more job action

If negotiators don’t reach a settlement by Friday, Unifor said it will ask bus operators in Metro Vancouver to refuse overtime, impacting bus operations in the region

Could electric seaplanes be coming to Vancouver?

Harbour Air has taken a significant step in its goal of creating an electric fleet of seaplanes, but it will likely be several years before any of them carry passengers to and from Vancouver. The...

$200 million deal for four more electric-hybrid ferries

Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands has won a contract to build four more electric-hybrid ferries for B.C. Ferries that will be identical to two vessels that Damen just completed for the ferry...

Union vows to escalate Metro Vancouver transit-system job action if progress not made

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond urges both sides to resume bargaining

B.C. ride-hailing firms target niche markets to compete with giants

Ride-hailing giants like Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE:UBER) and Lyft Inc. (Nasdaq:LYFT) appear poised to seize on their respective statuses as incumbents when these services hit B.C. streets. That...

Ride-hailing’s rough road ahead in B.C.

Riders likely facing long waits, higher-than-expected prices, say ride-hailing companies

Metro Vancouver board endorses eight-lane Massey Tunnel replacement

Board’s endorsement follows recommendation of an immersed-tube tunnel by region's mayors last month

Some SeaBus sailings to be cancelled this afternoon, TransLink confirms

TransLink has confirmed that 14 SeaBus sailings will be cancelled this afternoon due to the transit strike issued by Unifor, the union representing bus operators and transit maintenance...

Transit strike begins today across Metro Vancouver

A transit strike in Metro Vancouver appears to be unavoidable despite a last-minute offer, as the initial phase of the job action began this morning. With just 90 minutes to go until their 8 a.m....

There will be a transit strike in Metro Vancouver Friday

Be prepared to make alternative travel arrangements Friday. Unifor, the union representing bus operators and transit maintenance workers, announced that it will be moving forward with a transit...