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Transportation Studies

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Air

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.

Air Transportation Services and GATS
Alberta-British Columbia Northern Airports Strategy
Inventory of Alberta Regional and Local Airports - Assessment of Facilities
Review of Canada's Policy for International Scheduled Air Services

Bus & Truck

Alberta Infrastructure/Transportation monitors various aspects of larger commercial vehicle operations in order to set effective policies and regulations.

Bus/Truck Certificates and Monitoring
Driver Behaviour by Vehicle Type Study
Frequently Asked Questions about Trucks
Highway Provider's View of Long Combination Vehicles
LCV Economic Efficiency Study
LCV Safety Performance in Alberta 1995-1998

Intermodal

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; as well as 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.

Alberta Containerized Intermodal Freight Analysis Study
The Use of Containers in Canada

Marine

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.

Canada Marine Act Review Submission of the Western Provinces 2002

Rail

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.

An Economic & Regulatory Framework for Rail Competitiveness
Rail Operations Efficiency Study
Rail Safety

Economics

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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.

2012 Transportation and Trade Report (2.85 MB)
2002-2012 Transportation and Trade Report (4.39 MB)
Alberta's Transportation Advantage
Edmonton Commodity Flow Study
The Transportation Sector in Alberta: Present Position and Future Outlook
Western Canada Transportation Infrastructure Strategy for an Economic Network

Canada Transportation Act

Alberta Transportation represents the province's interests in national transportation policy and legislation.

Alberta's Response to the Federal Standing Commitee on Transport on Bill C-26
Canada Transportation Act Review
Road Restrictions / Bans
Rail Safety

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 province-wide 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 province-wide to share successes and chart common directions;
  • Streamlining its regulation of the intercity bus industry;
  • Developing standards in partnership with others; and
  • Representing Alberta's interests nationally.

Accessible Transportation Guide (pdf 546kb)
Resources for Providers of Accessible Transportation Services (pdf 176kb)
A Guide for Drivers of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (pdf 2mb)
Let's Plan on It - A Guide to Providing Transportation Services in Rural Areas for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (pdf 411kb)

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