Transportation & Infrastructure

B.C. needs long-term vision and coordinated efforts to ensure that the province's transportation system drives economic growth.

The Issue: 

Transportation is a significant economic driver for B.C. The establishment of long-term integrated transportation strategies will be a determinant of B.C.'s economic success. These plans must integrate the various modes and include investment plans guided by long-term strategic interests and economic growth.

Unfortunately, responsibility for transportation is highly fractured; all tiers of government retain some responsibility over the transportation system. Moving forward, all levels of government must recognize the absolute necessity of integrated long-term planning as opposed to a system that functions based on short-term plans and political expediency.

Our Goal: 

The BC Chamber's goal is to ensure the communities, regions and the province develop integrated transportation plans that facilitate the efficient movement of goods and people.

We Recommend: 

That the provincial government:

  • work with the federal government to develop long-term strategic plans to guide future investments in the province's transportation infrastructure, and

  • commit to funding transportation infrastructure investment through mechanisms that are equitable, efficient and reflect traffic demand management principles.

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