Alberta's aviation sector plays a crucial role in providing fast and reliable transportation for Albertans and visitors. The province requires high-quality passenger services for business travel and tourism. Alberta's shippers need excellent domestic and international cargo services. Alberta Infrastructure/Transportation works to influence federal policy on passenger, shipper and carrier issues regarding competition, pricing, and accessibility.
Bus and truck
Alberta Infrastructure/Transportation monitors various aspects of larger commercial vehicle operations in order to set effective policies and regulations.
Intermodal transportation involves the cooperation of more than one transportation mode for seamless movements over land, sea and air. Containerized freight is a perfect example of intermodal transportation. To an inland province like Alberta, containers are growing in importance because they:
- are easily transferred from one mode of transport to another
- enable operators to offer door-to-door, land-sea through-services
- reduce pilferage and theft en route
Alberta Infrastructure/Transportation works to influence federal policy on ports/terminals, ocean shipping, and land and air carrier issues regarding competition, pricing and efficiency.
Reliable marine transportation and logistics networks are vital to Alberta's overseas trade. Ports on the West Coast are important gateways for Alberta's natural resources, agricultural and forest products exports. Alberta Infrastructure/Transportation works to influence federal policy on shipper and carrier issues regarding competition, pricing, and accessibility.
Reliable rail transportation is vital to Alberta's domestic, transborder and overseas exports, particularly coal, petroleum, grain, forest and containerized products. West Coast rail terminals are important gateways connecting Alberta's goods by road to rail and then to marine transport to reach overseas countries. Alberta Infrastructure/Transportation works to influence federal policy on passenger, shipper and carrier issues regarding competition, pricing, and accessibility.
Safe, efficient and effective transportation links are crucial to Alberta's export-based economy. Alberta Transportation monitors economic trends and how they affect the transportation sector.
Canada Transportation Act
Alberta Transportation represents the province's interests in national transportation policy and legislation.
Accessibility / barrier-free transportation
Alberta Transportation does not directly provide transportation-related services to persons with disabilities and seniors. These are supplied by municipalities, the private sector and service organizations. The Department, however, does have a significant role in provincewide leadership and coordination toward achieving the barrier-free vision by:
- influencing the decisions of partners through capital funding programs
- supporting new accessible technologies and concepts by cost-sharing demonstration projects
- ensuring the efficient use of scarce local resources by bringing together partners and consumers provincewide to share successes and chart common directions
- streamlining its regulation of the intercity bus industry
- developing standards in partnership with others
- representing Alberta's interests nationally