Pacific Rim Trade Growth: Challenging Rail Capacity Through the Vancouver Gateway (post-workshop report)
Vancouver has experienced significant volume growth over the past year and it is forecast that rapid growth will continue over the next 15 years. All stakeholders - ocean carriers, retailers, producers, terminal operators, and railways – will be impacted.
Transportation Infrastructure Strategies for National Success (post-meeting report)
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.
Opening the Arteries for Growth
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.
Solutions in High Gear: Paving the Way for Success in Canada's Transportation Sector
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.
Enhancing Prosperity: The Importance of Revitalizing Canada's 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.
Understanding Competitive Rail Access and Position Profiles
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.
Grain Handling and Transportation System
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.