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.
WESTAC released this paper by Dr. Graham Parsons. It examines the vital role that transportation plays in our quality of life and gives priorities for improving the transportation system.
This pamphlet is about the vital need to invest in a strong transportation system. The pamphlet is part of our ongoing exercise to raise the profile of transportation in the minds of the public. Failure to do so puts our industry at risk in being able to finance a strong, sustainable transportation infrastructure.
WESTAC undertook the report recognizing that transportation infrastructure reinvestment in all modes is one of Canada's biggest challenges. This briefing aims to advance the debate about the importance of transportation infrastructure by elevating its status on the national agenda.
WESTAC undertook the report on behalf of the Canada Transportation Act Review Panel. This comprehensive document focuses on competitive rail access issues and issues related to emerging market structures and capital sustainability.
This report draws largely on existing research the describe a very complex grain handling and transportation system in a simple, easy-to-understand way. It is intended as a primer for the workshops where more detailed information may be used.