Canadian Shipper


July 30, 2015

Investments announced for Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation infrastructure

OTTAWA, Ont.--The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced an investment of approximately $16.5 million for nine Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation infrastructure projects in British Columbia Wednesday that support Asia-Pacific trade and aim to boost the competitive advantages of Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway. These new projects will address bottlenecks, capacity issues and enhance the efficiency of the transportation system in moving goods, services and people to and from the fast-growing Asia-Pacific economies. The following projects have been selected to receive funding from the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Transportation Infrastructure Fund (APGCTIF), in response to a call for proposals that was launched on March 13, 2015. Deltaport Terminal Road and Rail Improvement Project, Truck Staging Project - Port Metro Vancouver; Lansdowne Road Extension and No. 2 Road Upgrade -