Albertans to help develop transportation plan
The Redford government is asking Albertans to think big and help the province create an integrated, long-term Transportation Strategy.
The strategy - which focuses on multiple travel options, connections and ways to move people and products - will provide a vision for Alberta’s transportation system over the next 50 years. It will also provide an overarching direction to help guide government decisions on transportation investments, policies and programs.
The strategy will help build a world-class transportation network that is safe, sustainable and innovative, and that supports a high quality of life for Albertans.
“This isn’t about local projects or one-off decisions. Alberta is taking a forward-thinking approach in developing a strategy that will help secure Alberta’s economic and environmental future over the next 50 years. We want Albertans to help us build a transportation system that makes sense for them and for generations to come.”
Consultation will take place in two phases. In phase one, which begins January 28 in St. Paul, Albertans and stakeholders can participate in discussions held in 18 communities throughout the province. These discussions will result in the development of the draft Strategy that will be made available for review and comment in the second phase of the consultation.
In phase two (April and May), individuals and organizations will be invited to participate in an online public consultation on the draft Strategy. Interested parties will also be encouraged to host their own discussions on the draft Strategy and resources will be made available to assist them. Organizers will be asked to submit summaries of these discussions to Alberta Transportation for consideration in the development of the Strategy.
Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.
* correction made Jan 22 at 10:24am