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

Ferries CEO asks for ‘patience’ heading into a summer of ‘sailing limitations’

BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins says the company will not be running as many sailings this summer as it did in 2019, although it still expects to be able to meet overall demand. Collins...

Passengers on flight from Mexico City to YVR warned of possible COVID exposure

A flight from Mexico City to Vancouver has been flagged by provincial health officials after an undisclosed number of “affected seats” may have been exposed to COVID-19. The B.C. Centre for Disease...

Ride hailing attempts pandemic course correction

Lyft’s B.C. general manager says Phase 3 marks ‘relaunching’ of stalled services

Lyft expands ride-hailing services throughout Metro Vancouver

What happened: Lyft expands service area in Metro Vancouver Why it matters: The move comes as economy moves into Phase 3 of economic restart plan Metro Vancouver residents looking for more...

Vancouverites set record in walking, biking and transit use in 2019

Vancouver saw the biggest increase ever last year in people choosing to walk, cycle or use transit to get around the city. That was information Paul Storer, the city’s director of transportation,...

ICBC to resume non-commercial road tests in July

After a four-month hiatus, British Columbians will once again be able to book non-commercial road tests (Class 5 and 7) later this month – which ICBC says is part of its phased approach to...

Going marine green on a sea of red ink

Marine cargo carriers: battered economies, depressed oil prices, financial viability complicate sector’s environmental initiatives

Possible COVID-19 exposure on 4 flights into YVR

Passengers who arrived on four recent flights into Vancouver International Airport are being warned of possible COVID-19 exposure. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), the...

B.C.’s private bus companies at risk without aid, firms say

The pandemic will kill most of B.C.’s motor-coach companies if the provincial government does not come to the table with some sort of aid package, industry executives say. In a letter to...

B.C. Ferries set to add more sailings for summer

B.C. Ferries is continuing to ramp up its summer service, offering extra sailings starting on Thursday. These sailings come on top of additional sailings announced the previous week. Schedule...