Road and rail infrastructure projects include the construction of overpasses and underpasses to separate roadways and rail lines, rail corridor widening to allow for more tracks, and other rail line improvements. When completed, the following projects will help increase trade efficiency, reduce transportation bottlenecks, and improve safety.
This video below highlights how these projects benefit Canada’s trade and local communities. By separating the street from the railway, trains can maintain speed and efficiency, motorists and pedestrians safety is improved, and first responders can get to incidents faster. When cars don’t have to wait for trains, there’s less vehicle-engine idling, and as a result, lower emissions. Plus, it’s easier to predict commute times. These projects often come with public space improvements, such as better walking and cycling connections, artwork, and gathering places.
As we prepare to deliver these projects, we work with contractors and design consultants to advance project design and plan for project construction. More information about our procurement approach, along with our upcoming engagement and procurement opportunities, is available here.
Moving goods better, together: the Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum
The Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum, established in 2014, is a collaborative effort to ensure the Vancouver gateway is ready to manage Canada’s growing trade. Its members consist of the port authority, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, TransLink, Transport Canada and the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council.
The collaboration is focused on four trade areas within the Metro Vancouver region—north and south shores of Burrard Inlet, Fraser River, and Roberts Bank. Together, the forum created the Greater Vancouver Gateway 2030 strategy for smart infrastructure investment to remove bottlenecks to the growth of trade, while minimizing community impacts of goods movement. The transportation projects and initiatives that are part of this strategy will provide national, provincial, regional, and local benefits by helping to grow the economy, sustain jobs, and improve the quality of living in local communities.