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

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

Seattle airport upgrades put YVR in crosshairs

Sea-Tac’s new US$968m passenger handling facility targets international business

B.C. revving up for e-scooter pilot projects

What happened: The province is now accepting applications for e-scooter pilot projects Why it matters: The devices are banned from roads and sidewalks, but the pilot will allow their deployment in...

More than 140 ‘ice bomb’ insurance claims reported to ICBC

Reports of damage due to ice falling from Lower Mainland bridges a fraction of claims calls received by the insurer over the past week