Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Transportation on the North Coast and Northwest 2018 -- Highway 16 corridor

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



December 28 -- BC Transit has your ride to the New Year's Eve Party covered  NCR
December 20 -- Highway 16 to close for three hours Friday for Avalanche control NCR
December 5 -- Prince Rupert Transit users can ride late into the night for the holidays  NCR
December 4 -- Stuff the bus Saturday to help out this Christmas  NCR


November 4 -- Highway 16 CLOSED due to rock slide west of Terrace  NCR
November 1 -- BC North Bus Schedule changes (video)
November 2 -- BC Transit to review Terrace service plan for first time since 2012
November 1 -- BC Bus North schedule to change for winter months
November 1 -- BC Bus North announces new winter schedule
November 1 -- BC Bus North schedule changes take effect Monday  NCR


October 31 -- Winter season prompts BC Bus North schedule changes
October 31 -- BC Bus North changes schedule for the winter
October 31 -- Uncertainty abound as Greyhound prepares to depart western Canada
October 30 -- Northern BC Services Covered
October 30 -- MLA Rice hails advances, recounts history on themes of highway transportation across Northern BC  NCR
October 29 -- BC Bus Services wanted as 17% of routes still need to be filled
October 29 -- Province retains long-haul bus transportation throughout most of B.C.
October 29 -- 83% if abandoned Greyhound routes to be covered by private operators
October 29 -- New Rogers Witset Cel Tower project moves forward
October 26 -- Cell service added along portion of Highway of Tears
October 26 -- New cell service coming to Highway of Tears
October 26 -- Cell Service improvements for Highway of Tears
October 26 -- Cell Service coming to Witset and Highway of Tears
October 26 -- New cell tower brings increased connectivity to Witset area
October 25 -- Highway 16 improvements west of PG complete
October 25 -- Highway 16 improvement project complete
October 20 -- Public asked for feedback on proposed Kluskus Connector
October 19 -- Six cattle killed on Hungry Hill
October 3 -- John McDivitt wants to stop payment on Highway 16 bus to Burns Lake


September 25 -- Nisga'a Nation seeks funding to expand Cranberry Connector
September 24 -- Distracted driving on the rise in Smithers
September 19 -- Ministry of Highways to tackle number of road safety issues on Second Avenue West NCR
September 18 -- Visibility improvements coming for Prince Rupert's downtown streets
September 17 -- Village of Telkwa petitioning ICBC for lower rates
September 14 -- Shot haul busing a possible solution to Greyhound's departure from Northern BC
September 8 -- Local governments across BC to enter passenger service debate
September 6 -- Smithers and Hazelton get new buses
September 5 -- Terrace students to take on city bike lanes
September 5 -- New Lakes District Highway contract in place
September 5 -- Better roads ahead for the BVLD
September 4 -- Lakes District to see improved winter driving conditions
September 4 -- Lakes Highway Contract (video)
September 4 -- Province picks Lakes District road maintenance contractor


August 29 -- Labour Day Weekend see more than 20 Northern Crashes each year
August 29 -- Water main break affects 80 homes in Prince Rupert
August 24 -- Highway 16 Transit Service seeing upward trend in Ridership
August 24 -- New Buses start to arrive in communities
August 24 -- Ridership growing on Highway 16 transit service
August 24 -- Highway 16 Inter-community Bus Service sees spike in ridership
August 23 -- New BC Bus North sees increase in ridership since June launch
August 23 -- BC Bus North sees upward climb in ridership
August 23 -- BC Bus North shows continue improvement
August 23 -- BC Bus North Service reaches 900 trips booked since launch
August 23 -- 900 trips booked since BC Bus North launch
August 22 -- Local governments across B.C. to enter passenger service debate
August 10 -- CN level crossing overpass project likely over budget
August 8 -- Highway 16 Open east of Terrace after crash cleared
August 8 -- Highway 16 Closed east of Terrace
August 1 -- Houston seeks funding to complete projects
August 1 -- McBride Street work heads towards the home stretch  NCR


July 31 -- BC North Bus proving to be popular option for Northwest  NCR
July 31 -- Transportation ministry looking into construction zone accident
July 31 -- Concrete truck flips on Kaien Island Road
July 28 -- Highway 16 fully open
July 28 -- Highway incident near Kwinitsa closes Highway 16 in both directions NCR
July 26 -- Free Transit during River Boat Days
July 25 -- Minister showcases BC Bus North Service
July 25 -- BC Bus North Ridership steadily rising through First Month of Service: Pinkerton
July 24 -- Chip sealing on state highway near Petersburg  to finish up this week
July 24 -- City says McBride Street water line repairs to be completed soon
July 23 -- Yet one more traffic headache for Prince Rupert motorists  NCR
July 20 -- Subsidies and 'circles on a map': Washington State offers BC advice on post-Greyhound bus service  (audio)
July 20 -- Northwest BC models could offer options for Federal, Provincial governments on Greyhound line closures  NCR
July 19 -- Prince Rupert's bouncing gas prices bounce upwards at most locations  NCR
July 18 -- Truck driver dies on Highway 16
July 16 -- Highway 16 projects taking place this week in the BVLD
July 16 -- Experts say that with help Greyhound void could be filled
July 13 -- Province turns to Federal Government for help with Greyhound situation
July 13 -- Free transit in Kitimat on election day this fall (video)
July 12 -- Passenger Transportation Board not optimistic about rural Greyhound replacement
July 11 -- Greyhound route cuts to eliminate 175 jobs in BC
July 10 -- BC Gov't to look at BC Bus North as a Greyhound replacement
July 10 -- Association says Greyhound cuts will impact indigenous women's safety
July 9 -- Greyhound Canada discontinues most Western Canada routes
July 9 -- Greyhound to axe all Western Canada routes by October 31
July 9 -- BC Hydro fast charging plans bringing Highway 16 corridor one step closer to charging network  NCR
July 5 -- Traffic advisories in place as McBride Street work continues NCR
July 5 -- Two vehicles damaged in downtown Terrace crash
July 4 -- CN rail overpass designs shelved for now, says city
July 4 -- Houston not spared from fuel shortages
July 4 -- Highway 16 reopened after fatal collision
July 4 -- Highway 16 expected stay closed until 10 PM for crash near BC-Alberta border
July 3 -- Road work on Greig Avenue underway
July 3 -- Tuesday Fuel Top Ups come with varied ask prices NCR


June 29 -- Thanks to traffic infraction monies Prince Rupert reaps significant share of Provincial community funding  NCR
June 29 -- Overturned trailer removed from Scott road
June 28 -- Northern BC man invents electrical adaptor for block heaters
June 26 -- Greig Avenue revitalization underway in Terrace (video)
June 25 -- High Gas Prices expected to stick around in the BVLD
June 22 -- Fuel shortage from New Hazelton to Telkwa
June 20 -- Better dangerous goods response wanted
June 20 -- New pedestrian walkway on Lakelse Avenue
June 20 -- Bandstra elected BC Trucking's vice chair
June 20 -- Highway to Granisle to be sealcoated
June 18 -- Roads paved, Roads torn up: Prince Rupert's Road Construction season well underway
June 16 -- Terrace Council weighs in on pedestrian overpass study
June 14 -- New road resurfacing projects begin in Skeena and Bulkley Stikine
July 12 -- Safer streets for British Columbia the focus for expanded provincial took kit  NCR
June 11 -- McBride Street Watermain project to take 4-6 weeks
June 11 -- McBride Water main break to disrupt traffic for another six weeks
June 11 -- McBride Street water main work to take 4 to 6 weeks to complete NCR
June 8 -- Northern Health Authority expands medical bus use
June 8 -- Gas shortages have not yet reached Terrace
June 7 -- Bridge works limit road access to Rennell Sound
June 6 -- City moves forward on Greig Avenue development
June 6 -- The Last Ride: Helping vulnerable people leave Prince Rupert with no Greyhound a challenge (audio)
June 5 -- Refinery slowdown causes gas pain at the pumps
June 5 -- The Last Ride: Is better cell service needed on Highway 16 to keep people safe without Greyhound (audio)
June 4 -- The Last Ride: Stories from Greyhound's final run between Prince George and Prince Rupert (audio)
June 4 -- Crash near Smithers Kills one, leaves another seriously injured
June 3 -- Wyllie retires from Smithers and District Transit 
June 3 -- Free bus fares for Clean Air Day Wednesday
June 1 -- Terrace Grieg Avenue Revitalization (video)
June 1 -- BC Bus North to accept debit cards
June 1 -- Last Greyhound bus leaves Terrace, marking end of service
June 1 -- New downtown improvement coordinator to help facilitate city's vision
June 1 -- "I'm gonna miss these guys': inside the last Greyhound bus between Prince George and Prince Rupert  (audio)


May 31 -- Medical bus service in Northern BC opens to all Seniors as Greyhound leaves region (audio)
May 31 -- BC Bus North to offer more payment options
May 31 -- Debit accepted on new BC Bus North
May 31 -- Additional payment options to be available for BC Bus North
May 31 -- Northern Health expands Connections bus service with new guidelines  NCR
May 31 -- Medical bus service in northern B.C. opens to all seniors as Greyhound leaves region (audio)
May 31 -- City Crews tackled McBride Street water main repairs, reducing traffic lanes for motorists NCR
May 30 -- Northern Health Connections bus service expands eligibility
May 30 -- BC Bus North to serve as year-long expeirment to replace Greyhound (video)
May 30 -- Liberal MLA's welcome BC Bus North, but say long term solution needed
May 30 -- Rupert bus reaction (video)
May 30 -- Clientele for Northern Health connections expanded
May 30 -- Northern Health connections expands their passenger eligibility
May 30 -- BC Bus North service starts Monday, but you'll need a credit card (audio)
May 30 -- BC Transport Minister Claire Trevena on new publicly-run bus service for northern BC (audio)
May 30 -- Northern Health buses fill accessibility gap
May 30 -- Northern Health Connections Bus expands eligibility for passengers
May 30 -- BC Liberals call for long-term northern transit solution
May 30 -- Northern Connection health bus expands (video)
May 30 -- Northern health expands connection service
May 29 -- Province launches BC Bus service in the North
May 29 -- BC Bus North to replace Greyhound services in Northern BC
May 29 -- North Transit (video)
May 29 -- BC Bus North to temporarily replace Greyhound
May 29 -- Province launches BC Bus North to fill void left by Greyhound
May 29 -- Interim project 'BC Bus North" to replace Greyhound service for time being
May 29 -- Province launches long-haul northern BC bus service (audio)
May 29 -- Provincial government announces temporary Greyhound replacement
May 29 -- Province introduces BC North Bus; Transportation services across highway 16 corridor to start June 4th   NCR
May 28 -- Transportation minister, BC Transit to make announcement Tuesday
May 28 -- Transportation announcement for Northern BC
May 25 -- BC Transit celebrates 30 years of GradPass
May 24 -- Putting the horse before the cart
May 23 -- Price at pump spike greets Prince Rupert motorists Wednesday  NCR
May 23 -- Update on the departure of Greyhound in Northwest BC
May 23 -- Highway 16 resurfacing taking place this summer
May 22 -- Give VIA Rail passengers priority, says Councillor Randhawa
May 17 -- City of Prince Rupert to support Nathan Cullen's call for federal attention to Highway 16 transportation issues, add on concerns over VIA Rail as well NCR
May 15 -- Prince Rupert's Greyhound letter (video)
May 14 -- Upgrade for highway to Granisle
May 8 -- BC Transit expands its highway service with larger bus for Smithers to Prince George  NCR
May 4 -- New BC Transit buses take to Highway 16
May 4 -- Transit Advisory for Carnival weekend: With change to Civic Centre stop  NCR


April 20 -- Planning a road trip this weekend? Your fuel options are more, more, more and more ....  NCR
April 15 -- Winter road maintenance standards boosted
April 13 -- Your Friday Fuel up will offer many pricing options  NCR
April 3 -- Pacific Western takes to the roads as new Transit Operator in Prince Rupert/Port Edward  NCR
April 2 -- Greyhound cancellation and Highway issues among themes from Regional District meeting of March  NCR


March 29 -- Snowfall warning issued for Smithers to Prince George
March 29 -- More Snowfall warnings for Bulkley Vallley and Lakes District
March 29 -- Snowfall warning in the forecast for inland areas as Easter Long Weekend set to begin NCR
March 28 -- Vancouver-based carpool app makes pitch to replace Greyhound in northern B.C.
March 28 -- Burns Lake under road dust advisory
March 22 -- Snowfall warning ended for Highway 16 -- Smithers to Terrace
March 22 -- Bigger and safer bridge to be built across the Nass
March 21 -- Gas tax fund helps Fraser Lake
March 21 -- More BC Transit stops possible in Houston and area
March 21 -- Granisle gets federal funding of $5.3 million
March 16 -- New Bridge announced for Nass River Crossing
March 16 -- Nass Bridge plans (video)
March 16 -- Nass River Bridge replacement to start this spring
March 16 -- New Nass River Bridge coming fall 2019
March 16 -- Feds and Province announce plans to replace Nass Bridge on Highway 37
March 13 -- Better Queen Charlotte streets are down the road
March 13 -- Transportation Minister makes plans for Northwest tour on Greyhound issues  (video)
March 9 -- Williams Creek Bridge to reopen today
March 9 -- Potholes expected to be bad in Terrace this spring
March 9 -- Northern BC communities received federal gas tax money
March 9 -- Williams Creek Bridge to Open Friday Afternoon
March 7 -- Fatal Crash north of Fort St. James
March 7 -- Fatal Collision Near Fort St. James
March 2 -- Opportunity seen to improve Highway 16 transit after Greyhound leaves
March 2 -- Four new BC Transit bus shelters installed in Terrace
March 1 -- Travel advisories for Highways 16 and 27


February 28 -- Avalanche control work complete
February 28 -- Highway 16 open with delays for avalanche control
February 28 -- Avalanche control work will mean delays on Highway 16
February 28 -- Greyhound; No More stops in Houston after June
February 28 -- Snowfall warning in effect for North Coast Inland and points east NCR
February 28 -- Another huge snow volume expected for Highway 16 between Smithers and Terrace
February 28 -- Communities Welcome New Bus Service
February 27 -- Highway 16 Closed west of the BVLD due to avalanche risk
February 27 -- Highway 16 Open between Terrace and Prince Rupert
February 27 -- Highway 16 Reopens Between Prince Rupert and Terrace
February 27 -- Avalanche risk closes highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert
February 27 -- Expect avalanche control delays between Terrace and Prince Rupert
February 27 -- High Avalanche Hazard makes for latest CLOSURE of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace NCR
February 26 -- Avalanche control underway west of Terrace - expect delays
February 26 -- Avalanche control between Terrace and Prince Rupert Monday
February 26 -- Avalanche Control, means highway delays today from Prince Rupert to Terrace NCR
February 25 -- Snow Day Sunday for Prince Rupert  NCR
February 25 -- Greyhound and the Highway of Tears: a timeline of the company's decision to leaver Northern B.C.
February 24 -- Delays due to avalanche control on Highway 16
February 23 -- The wheels on the Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan rolling for a year now
February 23 -- Skeena MLA Ellis Ross, Mayor Lee Brain weigh in on PTB's Greyhound decision  NCR
February 23 -- Greyhound future (video)
February 23 -- Snow fall warnings continue for Northern BC, travel advisory for highway 16 near PG
February 22 -- Hall Disappointed with PTB ruling on cancelled Greyhound bus routes in Northern BC 
February 22 -- RDFFG Disappointed with Greyhound route cancellations
February 22 -- No Safe Transportation on Highway 16 could lead to dangerous decisions: MP
February 22 -- Mayor Brain on Greyhound Bus Decision (video)
February 22 -- "Disappointment" makes for the main theme to Northwest commentary on PTB's Greyhound decision  NCR
February 22 -- Snowfall warnings issued for North and Central Coast regions
February 21 -- Fraser-Fort George Regional District, MLAs bemoan loss of Greyhound
February 21 -- Greyhound allowed to cancel northern B.C. service
February 21 -- BC's PTB approves to eliminate Greyhound routes in the North
February 21 -- 'Disappointment" The Reaction to Greyhound Decision
February 21 -- Greyhound to discontinue northern B.C. routes
February 21 -- Transportation minister calls Greyhound route cuts "unfortunate"
February 21 -- Greyhound allowed to drop northern BC routes
February 21 -- Greyhound is leaving Northern British Columbia: Here's what you need to know
February 21 -- Greyhound to stop serving B.C.'s Highway of Tears, Yukon and Vancouver Island
February 21 -- Decision on whether Greyhound can pull out of northern B.C. expected today 
February 21 -- Board to decide proposed Greyhound cuts Wednesday
February 21 -- Greyhound decision (video)
February 21 -- Route elimination approved for Greyhound on Highway 16 and other Northern Services  NCR
February 19 -- Most Highway 16 closures for avalanches in years after multiple dumps of snow
February 15 -- Fatal Crash on Highway 16 (video)
February 15 -- Collision west of Terrace kills Prince Rupert woman
February 15 -- Prince Rupert woman killed in logging truck collision
February 15 -- Crash claims Prince Rupert woman's life
February 15 -- Fatal crash between Terrace and Prince Rupert
February 15 -- Highway 16 accident claims life of Prince Rupert woman  NCR
February 14 -- Crash closes Highway 16
February 13 -- Highway 16 Reopened between Prince Rupert and Terrace
February 13 -- Avalanche Hazard climbing -- on highways and in Backcountry
February 11 -- Highway 16 Transportation Plan helping Northern BC residents
February 10 -- Expect 20 minute delays on Highway 16, Terrace to Prince Rupert
February 10 -- Public bus service best answer to Greyhound's outstretched hand
February 9 -- Crash between snowmobile and police vehicle prompts reminder
February 9 -- Avalanche Hazard in the Northwest (video)
February 8 -- Snow removal crews, residents catching up after receiving 56 cm of snow in past two days
February 8 -- Highway 16 and Nisga'a Highway open
February 8 -- Highway 16 reopened to traffic from Terrace to Prince Rupert  NCR
February 8 -- Storm update (video)
February 8 -- Northwest highways could be closed until Thursday afternoon
February 8 -- 5 moose hit and killed by cars in Northern B.C. within  a day
February 7 -- Snow causing trouble for wildlife
February 7 -- Heavy snow hampering schools and buses
February 7 -- Snow update for Northwest inland areas (video)
February 7 -- Storm causing driving havoc
February 7 -- Highway 16 travel advisory
February 7 -- If you don't need to travel, stay home
February 7 -- Avalanche risk closes section of Nisga'a Highway
February 7 -- Avalanche risk closes stretch of Highway 16
February 7 -- Highway 16 not expected to re-open until Thursday morning
February 7 -- Coast Mountain District schools are closed today after reviewing current road and weather conditions
February 7 -- Highway 16 closed between Prince Rupert and Terrace due to avalanche risk
February 7 -- New transit provider scheduling interviews
February 7 -- Highway 16 CLOSED between Prince Rupert and Terrace owing to Avalanche Risk NCR
February 7 -- Avalanche alert for highway between Terrace and Prince Rupert
February 6 -- Wi-Fi to be added to three Highway 16 rest stops
February 6 -- Another storm heads the way of Northwest inland (video)
February 6 -- Extreme snowfall forecast prompts RCMP road advice
February 6 -- Moose collisions prompt warning from Conservation
February 5 -- Highway 37A avalanche control work complete
February 5 -- Avalanche Control this afternoon in Bear Pass
February 5 -- Highway 37A closed for avalanche control
February 5 -- Province hails strong response to Highway 16 shuttle options from Terrace to Prince George  NCR
February 2 -- 5,000 people have used Highway of Tears buses in first year of service
February 2 -- More Snow for North Coast inland (video)
February 2 -- Terrace Snow clearing staff requesting your patience
February 2 -- Smithers police respond to 10 crashes in 10 days
February 2 -- Avalanche control work west of Terrace
February 2 -- Province releases ridership snapshot of Highway 16 shuttle service


January 31 -- New transit provider reaching out to current employees
January 31 -- Highway 16  open after avalanche control work
January 31 -- Highway 16 reopens after Overnight closure  NCR
January 30 -- School Bus runs in Kitimat, Terrace disrupted by snow
January 30 -- Two car incidents caused by icy conditions
January 30 -- Avalanche risk closes highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert
January 30 -- Avalanche Risk CLOSES Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert NCR
January 30 -- Avalanche alert for Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert
January 30 -- New Northwest Transit Operator begins process of seeking management and staff for upcoming changeover  NCR
January 29 -- Kitimat RCMP investigate weekend death of local woman
January 28 -- Michael Lee says he'll bring cell coverage to Highway 16
January 28 -- Motor vehicle incident claims Kitimat woman's life
January 26 -- The Friendship House Terrace-Prince Rupert connector hits the highway  NCR
January 25 -- Telkwa mayor in car crash
January 24 -- Slippery conditions on Highway 16
January 19 -- Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure launch process for Highway maintenance contracts across BC  NCR
January 11 -- Alberta Transportation giant selected to provide Northwest Transit service starting in April  NCR
January 9 -- Transport truck crashes outside Terrace
January 4 -- Northwest bus service gets a new operator
January 3 -- BC Transit picks new operator for Northwest

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