British Columbia

Sep 09

BC Update – 2017-09-09

By Rick | British Columbia

=============================================================================== BC’s new NDP government cancelled bridge tolls on TransLink’s Golden Ears and the province’s Port Mann bridges, as promised in the recent election campaign. Member Stephen Rees wrote an article discussing the cancellation, the present and former governments’ wrong-headed approaches to road/bridge tolls and possible impacts on Metro Vancouver’s Mayors’ Council road-pricing studies. The […]

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Jun 15

Next Meeting – June 27, 2017

By Rick | British Columbia

Transport Action BC (http://bc.transportaction.ca/) Regular Meeting Agenda: 27 June 2017 (Tuesday) 19:00 Waves Coffee Shop Meeting Room 100-900 Howe St (at Smithe St), Vancouver A. Membership and Finances (19:00) 1) Approval of 24 May 2017 meeting minutes. 2) Expense claims: – None. 3) Finances: – John Howse Lecture donation. $250 from TABC’s local acc’t approved […]

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May 17

Next Meeting – May 24, 2017

By Rick | British Columbia

Transport Action BC (http://bc.transportaction.ca/) Regular Meeting Agenda: 24 May 2017 (Wednesday) 19:00 Waves Coffee Shop Meeting Room 100-900 Howe St (at Smithe St), Vancouver 19:00 to 20:45 PM A. Membership and Finances (19:00) 1) Approval of 3 April 2016 meeting minutes. 2) Expense claims: – None. 3) Finances: – John Howse Lecture donation. $250 from […]

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Apr 11

Massey Bridge Machinations 2 (2017-04)

By Rick | British Columbia

An April 5, 2017 column by The Vancouver Sun’s political columnist, Vaughn Palmer, described how the B.C. government’s pre-construction / pre-election photo-op for the $3.5 billion Massey Bridge project was hijacked by a group protesting the mega-project. TABC Member Stephen Rees penned a letter to the paper responding to Palmer’s column. Stephen’s letter follows: “Vaughn […]

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Mar 29

John Forman Howes

By matthew | British Columbia

Long-time Transport 2000 BC/Transport Action BC member, John Howes, died on February 4, 2017. John was a delight to chat with, always smiling and quick to praise. He was a true gentlemen and will be missed. John had a long, distinguished career in academia. He was a Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Department of Asian Studies […]

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