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TRANSLINK TO BUY THIRD SEABUS; B.C. PROVIDES $4.8M

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 18:16:54 GMT

NORTH VANCOUVER – TransLink has signed an agreement with the Washington Marine Group to build a third SeaBus, and the Province of British Columbia is providing $4.8 million towards the project, TransLink chair Dale Parker and Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon announced.



PROVINCE PROVIDES FUNDING FOR PRINCETON AIRPORT

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 19:32:06 GMT

PRINCETON – Provincial funding of up to $100,000 towards a fuel facility will improve operational service at the Princeton Airport, announced Small Business and Revenue Minister Rick Thorpe on behalf of Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon.



B.C. CHOOSES SNC-LAVALIN TO DESIGN HWY 99 BUS LANE

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 17:02:10 GMT

RICHMOND – A contract has been awarded to design a bus-only lane that will enable northbound buses on Highway 99 in Richmond to bypass traffic congestion, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon announced.



BRIDGE OPENING REMEMBERED 50 YEARS LATER

Thu, 22 May 2008 17:02:54 GMT

KELOWNA - Fifty years after Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister, the late Princess Margaret, joined W.A.C. Bennett to formally declare the Okanagan Lake Bridge open to the public, the existing three-lane structure linking Kelowna to Westbank will be replaced by the new William R. Bennett Bridge on May 25.



BENNETT BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ACCOMPLISHMENTS RECOGNIZED

Thu, 15 May 2008 21:03:07 GMT

KELOWNA – Less than two weeks before the new William R. Bennett Bridge will open to the public on budget and dramatically ahead of schedule, key construction milestones regarding the massive effort surrounding the project are being recognized, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon announced.



VOLUNTARY VEHICLE INSPECTION PROTECTS FARM WORKERS

Thu, 15 May 2008 18:17:04 GMT

DELTA – A voluntary inspection of commercial vehicles carrying farm workers will be held tomorrow to help ensure that farm workers are being transported in safe vehicles, said Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon today.



WESTBANK FIRST NATION TURNS NEW INTERCHANGE OVER TO BC

Fri, 09 May 2008 17:12:04 GMT

WESTBANK FIRST NATION - The new Campbell Road Interchange on Highway 97, a project managed by the Westbank First Nation, has been completed on time and on budget, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon and Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie announced. The interchange, located at the western end of the soon-to-be completed William R. Bennett Bridge, has now been turned over to the Province.



WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR MAY 25 BENNETT BRIDGE CELEBRATIONS

Thu, 08 May 2008 21:02:06 GMT

KELOWNA – With less than a month to go before the official opening of the William R. Bennett Bridge, the Province and the City of Kelowna have launched a website to provide the public with information about the opening celebrations.



B.C. COMMITS $4.3 MILLION FOR MALAHAT COMMUTER SERVICE

Wed, 07 May 2008 19:16:52 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province is committing $4.3 million towards a new Malahat commuter bus service between the Cowichan Valley and downtown Victoria, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon and BC Transit CEO Manuel Achadinha announced.



LYTTON FOOTBRIDGE TO RECEIVE $2-MILLION UPGRADE

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 21:16:26 GMT

LYTTON – The Ministry of Transportation is investing $2 million to upgrade the footbridge over the CN Rail Bridge in Lytton, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon announced.



LAKELSE LAKE ROADS TO RECEIVE $1.7 MILLION

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:17:18 GMT

TERRACE – The Ministry of Transportation is providing $1.7 million for road improvements in the Thornhill and Jackpine Flats area, announced Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon.



$20.5M FOR NEW BC TRANSIT BUSES, BETTER SERVICE

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 19:46:51 GMT

PRINCE GEORGE – The Province of British Columbia is providing $20.5 million in additional funding to BC Transit this fiscal year as part of its plan to improve public transit in communities throughout the province, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon and BC Transit president Manuel Achadinha announced.



NORTHWEST ROUTE CHOSEN FOR EVERGREEN LINE

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 19:32:07 GMT

COQUITLAM –Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon and TransLink chair Dale Parker announced today that the Evergreen Rapid Transit Line will be constructed on the northwest route, connecting Lougheed Town Centre with Coquitlam Town Centre through Port Moody.



$1.2 MILLION FOR TAGHUM BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 18:02:11 GMT

NELSON – The Ministry of Transportation is investing $1.2 million for repairs to the Taghum Bridge outside of Nelson, Minister Kevin Falcon announced.



SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY SPRING CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 18:02:04 GMT

SQUAMISH – Scheduled construction-related delays and closures along the Sea-to-Sky Highway from West Vancouver to Whistler will be in effect from April 21 to June 15 as part of the spring construction schedule.



TRANSLINK APPROVES $150M EXPANSION; B.C. GIVES $47M

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 21:16:57 GMT

VANCOUVER – The TransLink Board of Directors has approved another $150 million investment in Metro Vancouver’s transit system, of which $47 million is being provided by the government of British Columbia as part of its Provincial Transit Plan.



TIME CAPSULE PREPARED FOR W.R. BENNETT BRIDGE PONTOON

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 18:16:18 GMT

KELOWNA – Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon joined students from approximately 50 schools in the Central Okanagan to place items into a time capsule, for placement in one of the new W.R. Bennett Bridge pontoons.



PAVING PROJECT FOR KEY TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY JUNCTION

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 18:12:09 GMT

CACHE CREEK – The Ministry of Transportation will invest $1.9 million to improve the surface of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Cache Creek, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon announced.



GOVERNMENT SLAMS THE BRAKES ON HIGH-POLLUTING TRUCKS

Tue, 01 Apr 2008 19:12:15 GMT

VANCOUVER – The Ministry of Transportation’s AirCare On-Road (ACOR) Program is moving from an educational system to an enforcement system by introducing fines to drivers of high-polluting commercial diesel trucks, announced Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon and Environment Minister Barry Penner.