Transportation

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Highway 1 traffic near Revelstoke down 23 per cent for May

Traffic was down 40 per cent for April compared to 2019

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Repaving is scheduled through the summer for Highway 33 south of Big White. (File)
Repaving is scheduled through the summer for Highway 33 south of Big White. (File)
An application by Rider Express to increase its service between Vancouver and the Alberta border has received the nod from B.C.’s Passenger Transportation Board. (Rider Express photo)

Rider Express to add stops, daily trips that will service the Shuswap

Bus company receives approval from Passenger Transportation Board

An application by Rider Express to increase its service between Vancouver and the Alberta border has received the nod from B.C.’s Passenger Transportation Board. (Rider Express photo)
Crews are working through the nights paving Highway 97 from 43rd Avenue to the Swan Lake overpass until June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon highway paving underway

Swan Lake/north end of Highway 97 getting a smooth seal

Crews are working through the nights paving Highway 97 from 43rd Avenue to the Swan Lake overpass until June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Two employees of Mountain Man Mike’s bus service at a stop in Creston. The company currently runs routes servicing Vancouver, Kaslo and Calgary with stops in most communities along Highway 3. Owner, Mike Hathaway has applied to extend to service to Highway 97. (Facebook/Mountain Man Mike’s)

Eco-friendly bus service seeks to add Kelowna to Osoyoos route

Bus would stop in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Kaledan, Oliver, Osoyoos

Two employees of Mountain Man Mike’s bus service at a stop in Creston. The company currently runs routes servicing Vancouver, Kaslo and Calgary with stops in most communities along Highway 3. Owner, Mike Hathaway has applied to extend to service to Highway 97. (Facebook/Mountain Man Mike’s)
Work continues on the Silver Star Gateway, a business park at the base of Silver Star Road. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Silver Star Gateway development disrupts traffic

Work on business park across from Butcher Boys continues

Work continues on the Silver Star Gateway, a business park at the base of Silver Star Road. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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Work paves the way for North Okanagan highway improvements

Vernon, Lumby, Falkland, Enderby, Salmon Arm among $7.2 million in repaving

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Two fatal crashes have occurred on this section of Highway 97 between Summerland and Peachland in recent months. Two petitions have been created to install a barrier on the highway. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has recently determined that this section does not warrant a barrier but other sections of Highway 97 do. (Mike Harper / Change.org)

No barrier for fatal stretch of Highway 97: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Minsitry determines some parts of highway warrant barrier, but not section of recent fatal crash

Two fatal crashes have occurred on this section of Highway 97 between Summerland and Peachland in recent months. Two petitions have been created to install a barrier on the highway. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has recently determined that this section does not warrant a barrier but other sections of Highway 97 do. (Mike Harper / Change.org)
UPDATE: Vernon school bus changes delayed

UPDATE: Vernon school bus changes delayed

Parent/teacher upset heard by school district, which delays any changes to 2021

UPDATE: Vernon school bus changes delayed
CP Rail. (CP Rail photo)

Train catches fire in Revelstoke

The event occured April 11

CP Rail. (CP Rail photo)
Tolko Industries paid for meals for truck drivers at the CookShack Cravings food truck in Kamloops this week. (Video still)

Tolko pays for truck drivers’ meals in Kamloops

Essential service workers thanked for keeping business going

Tolko Industries paid for meals for truck drivers at the CookShack Cravings food truck in Kamloops this week. (Video still)
Ebus has suspended services in Alberta and B.C. in response to COVID-19. (contributed)

Ebus suspends services in Alberta and B.C. in response to COVID-19

Bus company asking residents to stay safe at home

Ebus has suspended services in Alberta and B.C. in response to COVID-19. (contributed)
A Car2Go vehicle is shown in Vancouver on December 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Share Now, formerly Car2Go, leaves Canada with valuable data in changing market: expert

Vancouver was its largest market in North America, with more than 300,000 customers

A Car2Go vehicle is shown in Vancouver on December 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.
A tow truck operator prepares to roll a pickup back onto its wheels after it went off Pleasant Valley Road and landed in front of a home Wednesday around 6 p.m. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Barriers called for at site of truck rollover in Vernon

Ministry of Transportation says traffic engineers will assess whether barriers are warranted

A tow truck operator prepares to roll a pickup back onto its wheels after it went off Pleasant Valley Road and landed in front of a home Wednesday around 6 p.m. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Residents pore over maps of proposed highway improvement options at the Ministry of Transportation’s open house event at the Enderby Seniors Centre on Wednesday night. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Any traffic re-routing option through Enderby would hurt business: shop owner

Hwy. 97A carries more than 12,000 vehicles a day, 17,000 in the summer through Enderby

Residents pore over maps of proposed highway improvement options at the Ministry of Transportation’s open house event at the Enderby Seniors Centre on Wednesday night. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to an open house to discuss options for long-term highway improvements in the Enderby/Splatsin area, Wednesday, Oct. 23. (Photo: Transportation and Infrastructure/flickr.com)

Highway improvements to be discussed at Enderby open house

The open house will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Enderby Seniors Centre

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to an open house to discuss options for long-term highway improvements in the Enderby/Splatsin area, Wednesday, Oct. 23. (Photo: Transportation and Infrastructure/flickr.com)
Bauxite aggregate surfacing is used for bicycle lanes in Sammamish, WA. The high-friction surfacing treatment is being applied to ramps and intersections in B.C. (DBI Services)

Safety surfacing coming to high-crash B.C. roads

Coating coming to 14 sites in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Bauxite aggregate surfacing is used for bicycle lanes in Sammamish, WA. The high-friction surfacing treatment is being applied to ramps and intersections in B.C. (DBI Services)