Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Transportation on the North Coast and Northwest 2017 -- Highway 16 corridor

Our quick reference and archive of items pertaining to the Highway 16 corridor and other roads of the Northwest.



December 23 -- Medics weigh in on Highway 37 South repair saga
December 22 -- Highway safety in the winter (video)
December 22 -- Highway 16 Open after crash
December 22 -- Crash on Highway 16 West Shuts down highway (video)
December 22 -- Highway 16 West of Prince George reopens to traffic
December 22 -- Four vehicle collision sends one to  hospital
December 22 -- Passenger Transportation Board makes stop in Smithers
December 21 -- Fatal crash closes Highway 16 between Prince George and Vanderhoof
December 21 -- Fatal collision closes Highway 16 between Prince George and Vanderhoof
December 21 -- Deadly accident closes Highway 16 west of Prince George
December 21 -- Fatal collision on Highway 16 West Forces closure
December 21 -- Highway reopened after Cluculz Lake Crash
December 21 -- Fatal Accident closes Highway 16 near Chilako River Bridge
December 20 -- Lakes District Maintenance: No changes in the past year
December 20 -- Holiday Road Safety
December 20 -- Snow removal and ice control questions from Houston council
December 19 -- Avalanche control work slated for Highway 37 Wednesday
December 18 -- Highway 37A closed 3 hours Tuesday for avalanche control
December 18 -- Avalanche control planned for Bear Pass area Tuesday
December 15 -- MP willing to hear out Greyhound funding proposal (audio)
December 15 -- Prince Rupert Council to talk with Province about Pedestrian Safety
December 14 -- Prince Rupert RCMP checkstop leads to two suspensions
December 14 -- MP Nathan Cullen to meet with Greyhound
December 14 -- Prince Rupert council alarmed by high number of pedestrian accidents
December 14 -- Extra snow clearing for Highway 37 South
December 14 -- Travel advisory issued for Highway 37 North
December 14 -- LDM gravel truck slips into a ditch
December 14 -- RCMP counter attack blitz nabs impaired drivers in Prince Rupert
December 13 -- Ridership in the North unsustainable: Greyhound
December 13 -- Road Safety concerns remain on the mind of City Council  NCR
December 12 -- Teens playing chicken with a train force it to stop
December 12 -- Greyhound hearing (video)
December 12 -- Regional leaders unite at Terrace Greyhound hearings
December 12 -- Remote Avalanche-control to reduce road wait times by 50%
December 12 -- Greyhound pushes to eliminate service in Northern BC
December 12 -- Greyhound calls on BC Government to help ensure Transportation Access to remote communities
December 12 -- PTB's Greyhound hearing in Terrace this afternoon to receive Northwest contributions  NCR
December 11 -- Greyhound hearings on proposed route cuts underway
December 11 -- Greyhound calls for public transportation fund
December 10 -- Cullen urges Northwest residents to attend Greyhound meetings
December 8 -- Regional District to hear presentation on Vehicle Charging initiative for Northern BC
December 8 -- Passenger Transportation Board to Host Public Meeting Wednesday
December 8 -- Greyhound Canada's Northern BC plans (video)
Decembeer 7 -- BC Transit to bring back season evening service over holidays starting December 11th NCR
December 7 -- Prince Rupert Counter Attack program underway as holiday season moves towards Christmas/New years  NCR
December 6 -- Changing road conditions at Priestly Hill
December 4 -- Northern Health Connections modified Holiday schedule
December 3 -- Seasonal bus hours are back
December 3 -- Heavy rain caused millions in damage
December 1 -- Public meeting date announced on proposed Greyhound route cuts


November 30 -- Terrace closest location for public meetings on Greyhound Service Termination request  NCR
November 30 -- Average commute in Rupert 11.4 minutes
November 30 -- Rupert gets a $5 twice a week bus to Terrace
November 29 -- Give our roads more curbs
November 29 -- LED streetlights shine at last
November 29 -- Passenger Transportation Board to hold public meetings on proposed Greyhound cuts
November 29 -- Public input invited on Greyhound's request to withdraw
November 27 -- Road Safety reminder Use caution on backcountry roads
November 25 -- District of Kitimat wants public consultation on logging roads
November 24 -- Sandspit starts up islands' first community school bus
November 24 -- Six pedestrians hit on crosswalks along Second Avenue West
November 23 -- Biker hit by car near Burns Lake
November 20 -- Terrace to Hazelton bus service launched
November 20 -- New Bus Service in Hazeltons begins today
November 20 -- Friday night fatality linked to poor weather, visibility NCR
November 19 -- Highway 16 reopened between Terrace and Prince Rupert
November 19 -- Highway 16 Re-opened, expect delays for Avalanche control 56km west of Terrace NCR
November 18 -- Highway 16 closed on Saturday due to avalanche control
November 18 -- Highway 16 Closed between Prince Rupert and Terrace
November 18 -- Avalanche hazard closes Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert
November 18 -- Highway 16 Closed in both directions due to avalanche hazard
November 18 -- Highway 16 CLOSED between Prince Rupert and Terrace owing to High Avalanche Danger  NCR
November 17 -- BC Transit opens Terrace to Hazelton Bus Route
November 17 -- Pedestrian hit at crosswalk released from hospital
November 17 -- BC Announces latest community bus route for Highway 16
November 17 -- Terrace to Hazelton bus service launched
November 17 -- Highway 16 Transit service launching from Terrace to Hazelton (audio)
November 17 -- MLA Rice hails launch of Highway 16 shuttle service in Terrace  NCR
November 14 -- Poor Driving conditions reported throughout Northern BC
November 14 -- New Bus Service in Hazeltons, begins November 20
November 13 -- Slippery streets in Burns Lake
November 10 -- New four way stop to solve traffic issues at Keith and Kenney
November 10 -- Province to upgrade Nisga'a Highway bridge
November 10 -- Keith-Kenney Four Way Stop Implementation (video)
November 9 -- Shift to Winter Program (video)
November 8 -- Highway 16 bus travel times to increase
November 7 -- New 4 Way Stop set to debut next week
November 7 -- Ministry of Transportation brings Shift to Winter message to Prince Rupert council  NCR
November 3 -- Landslide closes road in Port Edward for nine days
November 3 -- Rain wallops south end with landslide, flooding
November 3 -- Plans for Mile 28 Highway 16 overpass project still in motion; Ministry spokesman NCR
November 1 -- New Highway 16 bus system expands
November 1 -- Semi-truck roll over on Highway 16 west of Burns Lake


October 27 -- Thornhill roundabout discussions (video)
October 27 -- New parking lot marks generational shift for Smithers: Mayor
October 27 -- Mixed opinions shown at the open house regarding the Thornhill Roundbabout Plan (audio)
October 27 -- Service changes on it's way for Highway 16 routes between Prince George and Smithers (audio)
October 27 -- New passing lane on Highway 16 near Telkwa
October 26 -- Highway 16 construction completed near Tyhee Lake
October 26 -- Bigger buses coming for Highway 16 
October 25 -- Flooding aftermath in the Northwest (video)
October 25 -- Flooding on Nisga'a Highway now clear
October 25 -- Highway 16 transit plan continues to roll out across parts of Northwest  NCR
October 25 -- Wednesday Travel in the Northwest hampered by flooding
October 25 -- New Remo evacuated due to flooding
October 25 -- New Bus route to connect Hazelton and Terrace
October 25 -- Highway 37 open to single lane traffic south of Terrace
October 25 -- Washout reported along Highway 37 between Terrace and Kitimat
October 25 -- Nisga'a highway closed due to flooding
October 25 -- New Remo residents evacuated due to flooding
October 25 -- Village of Burns Lake gathers feedback on parking changes
October 25 -- Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako split on Greyhound 
October 25 -- Northwest Travel provides for challenges today  NCR
October 24 -- Terrace RCMP seek help of the public in crash investigation  NCR
October 24 -- Highway 16 CLOSED between Terrace and Prince Rupert  NCR
October 24 -- Terrace RCMP seek help of public in crash investigation NCR
October 24 -- New BC Transit route to be added to Highway 16 West (video)
October 24 -- Smithers Main Street nominated in Great Street contest
October 24 -- Did you help the occupants of this vehicle?
October 23 -- Highway 16 reopened at Ridley Island access road after morning collision NCR
October 23 -- Bus service along Highway 16 to be extended to Terrace
October 23 -- New transit service to connect Terrace with the Hazelton area
October 23 -- BC Transit to look at larger buses for Highway 16 route
October 20 -- BC Transit Brining in Bigger buses for Highway 16 Routes
October 18 -- Larger buses planned for Highway 16 bus system
October 17 -- Roundabout proposed to replace four way stop in Thornhill
October 17 -- FFGRD urges rejection of Greyhound quest to end passenger service in Northern B.C.
October 13 -- Single vehicle crash north of Smithers claims life of 50 year old man
October 16 -- Opinions sought on replacement of four way stop at Highways 16 and 37
October 5 -- Troubles with Greyhound
October 2 -- Changes to Smithers and District Transit Service start this week
October 2 -- Wet'Suwet'en hereditary chief says Greyhound is valuing money over people


September 29 -- Northern B.C. leaders secure meeting with Greyhound
September 29 -- UBCM passes Greyhound bus resolution
September 29 -- Shift into Winter Driving frame of mind starting Sunday  NCR
September 28 -- Terrace revved up for public transportation upgrade
September 22 -- Highway 16 collision sends mother, children to hospital
September 22 -- MP Nathan Cullen says Greyhound can do more to keep Northern Service
September 22 -- North Coast Transit bus announcement rolled out (video)
September 22 -- Five modern BC Transit buses to replace vintage fleet
September 22 -- BC Transit invests over 1.6 million dollars in new buses for Prince Rupert/Port Edward  NCR
September 21 -- New Busses set to appear in the Terrace/Kitimat region (audio)
September 21 -- New Transit buses for Northwest (video)
September 20 -- Terrace City council joins others for fight against Greyhound
September 18 -- City of Prince George, RD sign transit agreement
September 16 -- Greyhound seeks cuts or reductions on bus routes in BC
September 15 -- Faced with 'unsustainable' losses, Greyhound wants to drastically reduce Vancouver routes
September 15 -- Greyhound wants to eliminate more bus routes in B.C.
September 15 -- Passenger Transportation Board opens comment period on Greyhound rate cut application   NCR
September 14 -- Councillor Cunningham seeks answers on city parking policies  NCR
September 14 -- Council Briefs: City plans to send a letter to Greyhound
September 14 -- Northern municipalities aren't losing Greyhound without a fight
September 14 -- Council to forward letter of concern on Greyhound to bus line, Transportation Minister  NCR
September 13 -- Prince Rupert Greyhound response (video)
September 13 -- Prince Rupert Sending letter to Province and Greyhound regarding service
September 13 -- Proposed Greyhound cuts would leave riders in the lurch
September 13 -- Greyhound service cuts leave rural residents out in the cold
September 12 -- Greyhound issues to be raised at UBCM (video)
September 11 -- Carrier Sekani Feels Greyhound decision could be a step backwards
September 7 -- 'I'm fully committed': B.C. minister of transportation to go into talks with Greyhound Canada (audio)
September 6 -- Skeena MP latest to weigh in on Greyhound application to end Northern BC service  NCR
September 6 -- NDP government offers commitment to protecting reliable transportation in Northern communities NCR
September 6 -- Not sorry for Greyhound
September 5 -- Greyhound update and bus petition (video)
September 5 -- Grass roots campaign launched to push for Transportation options for Highway 16 corridor   NCR
September 5 -- Transition Society takes lead in North Coast push back on Greyhound application NCR
September 4 -- Trains, planes or hitchhiking: Greyhound users on how they'll get around without the bus
September 1 -- MLA Rice disappointed, awaiting more info on Greyhound Cuts; No comment yet from Prince Rupert Mayor, Council  NCR


August 31 -- Greyhound soon to be finished with Northern BC (video)
August 31 -- Greyhound reaction (video)
August 31 -- Northern reaction to Greyhound proposing Service Cuts
August 31 -- Goodbye Greyhound? The thread stitching together Canada's North wears thin
August 31 -- NH Connections buses 'exclusively for people travelling for health reasons'
August 30 -- Greyhound plans cuts across Northern BC  (video)
August 30 -- Greyhound applies to cut all northern BC service
August 30 -- "It's Highway of Tears, man': Northern BC faces life without Greyhound
August 30 -- Greyhound Canada files application to stop services in Northern BC
August 30 -- Greyhound to seek end to Northern British Columbia routes  NCR
August 30 -- Greyhound seeks to cease passenger service along Highway 16 and North of Prince George
August 30 -- Greyhound hopes to put brakes on Northern routes
August 30 -- Greyhound files application to discontinue 5 routes in B.C.
August 30 -- Greyhound Canada applies to stop serving Northern B.C. includes 'Highway of Tears'
August 30 -- Greyhound Canada looking to discontinue four Northern B.C. routes
August 29 -- Greyhound wants out of northern B.C.
August 25 -- Concerns raised over potential cut to Prince Rupert Greyhound Service NCR
August 25 -- Highway 16 Closed to traffic east of Terrace, owing to vehicle incident  NCR
August 15 -- Add a Wi-Fi break to your highway travels in British Columbia  NCR


May 19 -- ICBC reviewing plan to convert Terrace main street to two lanes and a turning lane
May 17 -- Driving pattern to change on Terrace's main street
May 16 -- Downtown paving project has Councillor Cunningham reinforcing need for container truck bypass route  NCR
May 11 -- Officials revisit plans for Cranberry Connector development (video)
May 11 -- And the traffic shall flow again  NCR
May 9 -- Highway improvements will require main fibre line relocation for CityWest  NCR


April 13 -- Province's Prince Rupert paving project looks to May 1st start  NCR
April 7 -- Another Northwest community hops onboard the Province's Highway 16 Transit plan  NCR
April 6 -- Transit service coming between Terrace and the Hazeltons
April 6 -- Public Transit between Terrace and the Hazeltons to start in the spring  (audio)
April 4 -- New line pains to light highway nights
April 4 -- Road dust advisory for Burns Lake


March 28 -- Safe rides supported in Rupert as part of Highway 16 action plan
March 28 -- Friendship House Transportation Grant (video)
March 27 -- Prince Rupert's Friendship House to share in Community Vehicle funding  NCR
March 10 -- A little more room to pass at Rainbow Lake passing lane  NCR
March 8 -- Ongoing snow issues on the mind of City councillors NCR


February 23 -- Province awards contract for Prince Rupert's Big Pave project to Okanagan firm  NCR
February 6 -- Transportation Ministry highlights Tuck Inlet Road project  NCR


January 31 -- Province of British Columbia still hopeful that North Coast hops onboard the Highway 16 Shuttle Bus plan  NCR
January 30 -- Province introduces new mobile app for Highway Travellers  NCR
January 27 -- BC makes Final announcement on 5 year funding for highway 16 action Plan Today in Smithers 
January 27 -- Highway Transit Service in the Northwest (video)
January 27 -- New Bus route between Moricetown and Smithers (audio)
January 25 -- Call made for more northwestern B.C. road maintenance
January 24 -- Smithers Mayor wants to see road conditions report updated
January 24 -- Icy conditions on North Coast Roads
January 20 -- Avalanche control taking place on Highway 37A
January 19 -- Moricetown to Smithers Bus Route starting in a few weeks
January 19 -- Moricetown to Smithers increased transit service set to launch before February
January 18 -- Near fatal collision near Smithers send man to Hospital
January 17 -- Advisory issued for motorists using side roads
January 17 -- Freezing Rain warning in place for portions of Bulkley Valley and the lakes
January 17 -- Collision involving Smithers RCMP last week
January 17 -- Motorists advised to use extreme caution across Bulkley Valley
January 17 -- Highway 35 now open after logging truck incident this morning
January 16 -- More Highway Cameras Installed
January 13 -- Fatal accident on Highway 37 between Kitimat and Terrace (audio)
January 13 -- Highway 37 Closed at Suicide Hill Due to Fatal Collision
January 13 -- Highway 37 South re-opens after fatal crash this morning
January 13 -- Highway 37 fatality (video)
January 13 -- Fatal crash closes Highway 37 South between Kitimat and Terrace
January 12 -- 'Challenging' weather conditions expected on roads in Terrace area
January 6 -- Vehicle incidents on Highway 37 South at Kitimat (video)
January 3 -- Moricetown to Smithers transit service plans delayed

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