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Transportation Strategy for Alberta

Learn more about the Transportation Strategy for Alberta

Alberta relies on an integrated transportation system of roads, rail, air, port, active and public transportation that serve our children, families, workers and businesses. It is essential that all the pieces work in sync to support a high quality of life and help secure our province’s economic future.

Looking to the future, we need to build a comprehensive plan that anticipates population and economic growth, technological advances and an aging population.

The Government of Alberta is developing a Transportation Strategy for Alberta that will provide a long-term vision for Alberta’s transportation system. The Strategy will cover all forms of transportation, connections and ways to move people and products. It will also provide an overarching direction to help guide decisions on transportation investments, policies and programs.

The Strategy is being developed based on input obtained from Albertans during two phases of public consultations held in 2014.

During phase one, (January and February 2014) public consultation sessions were held in 18 communities throughout the province to seek input on the Strategy’s development. Written feedback was also submitted to Alberta Transportation for review. Input from phase one formed the foundation of the draft Strategy that was made available for review and comment during phase two.

During phase two, (April and May 2014) Albertans participated in an online public consultation about the draft Strategy. Albertans read the draft Strategy and provided their thoughts through a survey and/or an in-depth workbook. A facilitator’s handbook was made available for interested parties to host their own discussions and submit their input to Alberta Transportation. A comment box was provided on Alberta Transportation’s website to submit comments on the draft Strategy.

The Strategy is also being informed by input provided by transportation partners and stakeholders during focus group sessions held in January and February 2015.

We would like to thank all Albertans and others from outside of the province who took the time to share their thoughts on the future of transportation in Alberta. All input obtained is being carefully considered in the development of the final Strategy, which will include a supporting action plan. Six draft goals have been identified for the Strategy at this time:

  1. Connected and Active Communities
  2. Competitiveness, Market Access and Economic Growth
  3. Safety and Security
  4. Environmental Stewardship
  5. Innovation and Technology Integration
  6. Long-term Sustainability and Affordability

Through 2016, the Government of Alberta will incorporate additional government direction and conduct additional engagement with transportation partners towards finalization of the Strategy. The Government of Alberta recognizes that continued collaboration and conversation with transportation partners will be needed to successfully implement the Strategy.

Frequently Asked Questions

News release (January 22, 2014)

Online bulletin (April 17, 2014)

If you have any questions or would like additional information on the development of the Strategy, please contact TransStrategy@gov.ab.ca or 780-415-1345 (dial 310-0000 first for toll-free access anywhere in Alberta).