Western Transportation Projects Inventory: A comprehensive list of major transportation infrastructure projects impacting freight moving in, to and from Western Canada

Post-Meeting Report – 2015 Fall Member Forum. Unlocking Capacity: Optimizing Western Canada’s Transportation Network

2015 Fall Member Forum Program

November 09, 2015 | Category: Member Forum

Program - 2015 Fall Member Forum. Unlocking Capacity: Optimizing Western Canada’s Transportation Network

Throughout the region, the infrastructure and transportation systems vary considerably from one jurisdiction to another, yet are integrated and interdependent. Maintaining seamless, efficient transportation is vital to the West’s resource and manufacturing sectors.

Supporting Continued Success: Disaster Management; And Regional Transportation Priorities

There has been much debate about the impact of the Panama Canal expansion project on global trade patterns and on port traffic in North America. Some view the expansion will have a significant negative impact on West Coast ports in North America.

One hundred forty people representing the resource and transportation industries, labour unions and all levels of government met (May 2007, Whitehorse) to discuss resource development and transportation in the North. This report synthesizes the conference presentations and discussions, as well as the written input from two participant surveys.

The primary purpose of this report is to propose and outline an action plan for northern transportation in Canada. The action plan follows from the Proceedings of the Northern Transportation Conference, including expert presentations, discussions, roundtable sessions and a survey.

On November 26 and 27, 2003, 125 key transportation stakeholders met in Winnipeg. The goal of the event was to find agreement on what is needed to build better transportation infrastructure. Delegates heard from expert panelists and had opportunities to provide their views through the completion of surveys.