Category Archives for "British Columbia"

Passengers boarding a BC Transit intercommunity bus
Aug 24

Integrated Transit Service for BC Sunshine Coast Communities

By John Richmond | British Columbia , Interurban Rail and Bus

New partnership between BC Transit, Coast Connector Bus Company, and BC Ferries aims to bring integrated public transit service to remote Sunshine Coast communities with coordinated schedules and fares, which could become a model for more collaboration between publicly-funded transit and private-sector bus companies. A few years back the CBC reached out to Canadian celebrity […]

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May 05

Vancouver Island Railway Assessment Published

By Transport Action | British Columbia , Intercity Rail and Bus

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MoTI) released a detailed assessment of the Vancouver Island rail corridor, prepared by WSP Canada, on April 28, 2020. The report sets out a “commuter” option between Langford and Victoria, plus “intermediate” (up to four daily passenger trains) and “ultimate” options for restoring service between Victoria and Courtenay. […]

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Jul 16

Portland-Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail “Makes Economic Sense”

By Transport Action | British Columbia , Intercity Rail and Bus

On July 15, 2019 the Washington State Department of Transportation released its Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation study and business case, forecasting $355 billion in economic growth, up to 200,000 jobs created, and 3 million passengers annually.    https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/planning/studies/ultra-high-speed-travel/2019-business-case-analysis Transport Action BC agrees that high speed rail (HSR) linking Vancouver, Seattle and Portland is a great idea, […]

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Jul 18

Greyhound Canada Downsizing – Urgent Need for Integrated Multi-modal Transportation Strategy

By clair | British Columbia , Interurban Rail and Bus , Northern Ontario , Prairies

On July 9, 2018, Greyhound Canada announced it was downsizing its bus operations and would be abandoning all but one of its bus routes west of Sudbury, effective October 31, 2018. In Ontario, this will affect over 50 communities in Northern Ontario. In Western Canada, about 20 routes affecting hundreds of communities all across the […]

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