Transportation Challenges Alberta

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Transportation Challenges – How are Ports-to-Plains Alliance Jurisdictions Addressing the Issues?
The Ports-to-Plains region fuels North America with Alberta, home of the world’s third largest proven oil reserves, and 7 of the top 10 oil producing US states. While the production is a boom to the local economies, it is placing a strain on the transportation infrastructure. Transportation leaders from Alberta, Texas and North Dakota will tell how they are facing the challenge.

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Transportation Challenges Alberta

  1. 1. Meeting the Challenges of Economic Growth Dr. Ross DanylukExecutive Director, Strategic Policy Branch Alberta Transportation Ports to Plains Alliance Conference October 3, 2012
  2. 2. Alberta TransportationCore Business and Goals• Developing and preserving the highway network• Managing transportation safety services• Promoting partnerships and a multi-modal transportation networkGoals: – Alberta’s highway network connects communities and supports economic and social growth – Alberta has the safest road system in Canada – Alberta has a well connected road-rail-air-port transportation system that supports economic opportunities and the quality of life in all communities 2
  3. 3. Energy Sector OutlookCredit: Petro-Canada 3
  4. 4. Freight and PassengerTransportation Impacts 4
  5. 5. Example Loads 5
  6. 6. Moving Large Loads in Alberta150 000overweight/overdimensionsingle trip permits per year 6
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  8. 8. Trade Corridors 8
  9. 9. Ports to Plains Trade Corridor 9
  10. 10. Multi-Modal Integration 10
  11. 11. Transportation and Trade Initiatives -Beyond Alberta 11
  12. 12. US / Canada Border Cooperation 12
  13. 13. Short Term – The Capital Plan 13
  14. 14. Projects Underway 14
  15. 15. Long Term – Strategic Regional Planning 15
  16. 16. Transportation Strategy for Alberta 16
  17. 17. Meeting the Challenge 17
  18. 18. Thank you 18

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