How You Can Help Us Build our 10 Year Transportation Plan

10 Year Transportation Plan
What should be the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure priorities and what are the best opportunities for us over the next decade? From growing the economy to increasing community connections and more, we want to hear from you on what you feel is most important to you.

This is all to fuel “BC on the Move,” a new 10-year transportation plan.

Starting today (Oct 14, 2014), you can submit your feedback online.

For a bit of background, you’ll also find a discussion guide available that includes an overview of BC’s transportation network, a summary of the work that’s been done and projects we’re currently committed to, as well as highlights of some of our strategies moving forward.

We’ll be accepting feedback around this plan until 4 pm on Friday, December, 12, 2014.
What happens next? We’ll review your input, along with technical information and feedback from our key stakeholders (plus the discussions Parliamentary Secretary Jordan Sturdy had with more than 70 groups on Vancouver Island, including local governments and First Nations), and then share with you the “BC on the Move” plan in December, which will set out a series of short, medium and longer-term priorities for government.
These priorities will focus on:

  • growing the economy
  • moving goods and people safely and reliably
  • connecting and strengthening communities
  • maximizing collaboration and investment with partners including the federal government, local governments, First Nations and the private sector.

So what matters to you? It could be improvements to rural roads between communities or expanding cycling networks in your area or upgrades to a regional airport or better infrastructure for the trucking industry. You tell us. This is an opportunity to let government know about your most pressing transportation needs.
Besides the website, you can also provide your input in other ways

We look forward to hearing from you.

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  1. The ministry has recognized that commercial vehicles pose a large risk to the travelling public.
    (i.e. keep right for trucks on the coq. past the great bear shed) However, it needs to be addressed provincially. The trucks are constantly causing dangerous conditions by trying and sometimes failing to pass other trucks. The speed limit for commercial trucks should be 80 kph on all BC highways and they are banned from any far left hand passing lane. Also something has to be done to stop double bookkeeping and long hours for the truckers trying to make a living. Another point is many older drivers are retiring and you are getting a breed of new drivers, many without much experience. There should be a commercial licensing program like for new vehicle drivers.
    My only other comment is that BC has the worst signage than anywhere I have traveled in Canada and the US.

    • Hello Ken and thanks for connecting with us here to share your concerns. We think you will be happy to know that the Province is currently undertaking a consultation on improved training for commercial drivers to help develop a provincial standard.
      Is there a sign (or lack thereof) that you are concerned about? We can share specific feedback with our traffic engineering group for their consideration.

  2. Hey TranBC: How about we get with the future and create a sane and simple way to regulate rideshare services like Uber/Lyft/Sidecar? The PTB is out to lunch. I suggest getting inspiration from California’s PUC on this matter. It’s absolutely asinine and backwards that we’ve effectively banned rideshare from our province.

  3. Economic Growth should be limited to areas presently already industrialized and upgrading inner-city properties that were once use for industry to re-allow them to be used once again. This would provide greater employment opportunities within the already developed areas of our province.

    The movement of goods and people need to be considered as both a safety factor and economic impact issue. Presently the transportation industry is running rabid and with more trucks on our highways than ever before. Much of the equipment in use is dated and emissions are high especially among heavy commercial vehicles running on fuels that Europe refers to as heating oils. Our fuel standards are well below other countries as we continue to support the oil producers and not economics.
    An adjustment in thinking would reduce emissions while providing for far more fuel efficient transport trucks, especially as Europe is able to achieve 13 plus MPG from their heavy trucks while we remain at 4 – 6 MPG in ours and we have considerably higher emissions then they.
    The development of marshalling facilities outside of our cities where heavy trucks can transfer their cargoes onto smaller and more fuel or newer technology electric vehicles would greatly reduce heavy transports within inner cities.
    Establishing operational corridors for trucking to operate on rather than every single road would also improve traffic flows throughout BC.

    Connecting our Communities is better achieved through light rail or other forms of zero emission transportation over increasing bus fleets and causing even further congestion on all roads throughout the province. Though an initial cost, these rail facilities many of which we once had, are more efficient and economically viable that the fuel burners of today that occupy our roads.

    Maximising collaboration between Federal, Provincial, First Nations and other partners. Well the first thing that needs to happen is the government needs to get its head out of its ass and listen to the people, not continuing along the we know best and extremely lazy top heavy infrastructure that presently exists.
    Ministers need to interact with public directly, not hide behind their lofty doors and genuinely ignore public communication by passing it off to lazy permanent flunkies.
    Once this has been achieved, we can then start talking cooperation.
    A reduction in immigration with an increase in education (all ages) would greatly benefit the province and its work force.
    Presently the migration of many is simply turning Canada as a whole into a third world country. Without race considerations, educated workers are far more valuable that third world unskilled migrants which are bringing extended families into our communities simply to partake in criminal venture and bleed our social medical system dry.

    Open your eyes and see the facts, then ask what we can do to improve BC.