Transportation

Bats come out of the Volcan de los Murcielagos, a cave that is home to three million bats, in the Balam-Ku reserve, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. One version of the Maya Train plan had the tracks passing less than a half mile from the bat cave. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

In Mexico, worry that Maya Train will destroy jungle

$20 billion dollar project envisioned to grow economy of some of country’s most impoverished areas

 

Provincial Health Department workers stop traffic that has crossed the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., Sunday, March 22, 2020. The premier of Prince Edward Island is asking the federal government to lower the tolls for the Confederation Bridge to make the trips to the mainland more affordable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

P.E.I. premier asking Ottawa to reduce tolls for Confederation Bridge and ferry fares

Tolls for cars now $50, King wants them cut to $20 to encourage travel.

 

The new bus service between Nanaimo and Tofino will also serve people travelling to Port Alberni and Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Islandlink announces new Nanaimo-Tofino bus service this winter

The new bus service between Nanaimo and Tofino will begin Jan. 30 and run three times a week

 

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Black Press file)

Liberal government ‘missing in action’ over holiday travel chaos, says shadow minister of transport

MP Mark Strahl at emergency committee meeting Thursday to hear from airline, airport officials

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Black Press file)
Luggage bags are amassed in the bag claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as a major winter storm disrupts flights in and out of the airport, in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Airlines, airports, transport minister to testify on holiday travel mess at committee

Leaders from country’s major airports and airlines are also among witnesses set to appear

Luggage bags are amassed in the bag claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as a major winter storm disrupts flights in and out of the airport, in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has accepted a request from fellow members of Parliament to appear before a committee that is seeking answers about what led to a chaotic holiday travel season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Transport minister will meet with committee investigating holiday travel woes

Widespread travel disruptions under the microscope included Sunwing and Via Rail

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has accepted a request from fellow members of Parliament to appear before a committee that is seeking answers about what led to a chaotic holiday travel season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
(Black Press Media file photo)

West Coast officials scramble for solutions after losing bus service

Wilson’s Transportation has cancelled its Tofino Bus service in and out of the West Coast until May

(Black Press Media file photo)
The MV GSL Eleni is seen docked off Ogden Point on Wednesday (Jan. 5) as it awaits repairs to get underway. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Victoria repairs stretch to 7 days for massive container ship that broke down near Tofino

MV GSL Eleni had rudder malfunction off the coast near Tofino

The MV GSL Eleni is seen docked off Ogden Point on Wednesday (Jan. 5) as it awaits repairs to get underway. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Ebus will be taking over the route through Williams Lake to run an inter-city service between Prince George and Kamloops. (Contributed)

Inter-city bus route Kamloops to Prince George to be taken over by Ebus

Adventure Charters announced Dec. 21 they would no longer be offering the service

Ebus will be taking over the route through Williams Lake to run an inter-city service between Prince George and Kamloops. (Contributed)
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B.C’s Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

Crash has major route shut down overnight

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A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks at a news conference in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Supply-chain turbulence is here to stay, so what is Canada doing about it?

Supply chains haywire since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks at a news conference in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Transportation Safety Board concluded its investigation into a Sept. 24, 2019 helicopter crash in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Rotor blade malfunction caused fatal 2019 B.C. helicopter crash: TSB

Investigation says failure that killed pilot occured during emergency landing in Campbell River

The Transportation Safety Board concluded its investigation into a Sept. 24, 2019 helicopter crash in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Delta Mayor George Harvie describes the response to heavy snowfall in the region last week as a “recent failure of provincial highway winter maintenance.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. mayor calls for review of snow alerts after Lower Mainland snowfall ‘failure’

Transportation Ministry reviewing the events of last Tuesday after many drivers stranded in snow

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Delta Mayor George Harvie describes the response to heavy snowfall in the region last week as a “recent failure of provincial highway winter maintenance.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rupesh Amin, CEO of Conqora Capital Partners, investors in Vancouver Island Ferry Company, at the company’s launch event Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Port of Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Fast ferry service between Nanaimo and Vancouver slated to start next summer

New Vancouver Island Ferry Company holds launch event

Rupesh Amin, CEO of Conqora Capital Partners, investors in Vancouver Island Ferry Company, at the company’s launch event Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Port of Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Taxi drivers protesting Uber coming to Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘It’s going to kill the whole taxi industry’: Protest at Uber hiring fair in Kelowna

Debate over ability for Uber and taxis to co-exist in Kelowna

Taxi drivers protesting Uber coming to Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Container ship MV Kingston is being escorted from its anchorage off Victoria to Duke Point in Nanaimo. (Photo: Transport Canada)

MV Zim Kingston showed West Coast it’s not prepared to handle marine cargo spills

Parliamentary committee wants response gap plugged in wake of 2021 fire and spill off Victoria

Container ship MV Kingston is being escorted from its anchorage off Victoria to Duke Point in Nanaimo. (Photo: Transport Canada)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is planning some major safety upgrades at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Shawnigan Lake Road. (Screen shot)

New interchange being considered for TCH and Shawnigan Lake Road

Project includes interchange and mobility hub

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is planning some major safety upgrades at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Shawnigan Lake Road. (Screen shot)
The Island Aurora that runs from Port McNeill to Alert Bay and Sointula. Two ferries of the same type will eventually operate on the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (BC Ferries photo)

Two-ferry service coming to Crofton-Vesuvius route by 2026

Petition leads BC Ferries to commit to plan and ramp up terminal improvements

The Island Aurora that runs from Port McNeill to Alert Bay and Sointula. Two ferries of the same type will eventually operate on the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (BC Ferries photo)
A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on July 26, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Transportation Safety Board rules boat wake caused 2021 Tofino float plane crash

Incident involved a Cessna A185F seaplane operated by Atleo River Air Service Ltd

A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on July 26, 2021. (Photo submitted)
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