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Nine projects to receive funding following recent call for proposals

July 29, 2015 – Ottawa – Transport Canada

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of approximately $16.5 million for nine Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation infrastructure projects in British Columbia that support Asia-Pacific trade and boost the competitive advantages of Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.

These new projects will create jobs and economic growth by reducing bottlenecks, addressing capacity issues and enhancing 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 - City of Richmond;
  • Bridgeview Drive Improvement Project - City of Surrey;
  • Knight Street and Marine Drive Intersection Improvements - City of Vancouver;
  • Inter-Regional Commercial Corridor Travel Time System (ICCTTS) - City of Surrey;
  • Railway Information Crossing System - British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure;
  • 13th Street and Bellevue Avenue Rail Crossing Improvements - District of West Vancouver;
  • Boundary Road Highway 97 S to Highway 16 W Connector Conceptual Design - City of Prince George; and
  • Truck Route Study - District of Squamish.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada has selected these projects for funding consideration under the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Transportation Infrastructure Fund (APGCTIF). This funding is conditional on the projects meeting federal eligibility requirements under the APGCTIF and the signing of a contribution agreement.
  • Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway is a seamless network of seaports, airports, railways, roadways and border crossings that reaches across Western Canada.
  • Launched in 2006, the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI) aims to make Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway the best transportation network facilitating global supply chains between North America and Asia.
  • To date, the Government of Canada has invested close to $1.4 billion in APGCI infrastructure projects, in partnership with all four Western provinces, municipalities, transportation authorities and the private sector, for a total project value of over $3.5 billion.

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“The Harper government is committed to helping our exporters reach fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets. These projects will help create jobs and economic growth in local communities and ensure that the Asia-Pacific Gateway remains North America’s gateway of choice to Asia.”
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport

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Zach Segal
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
613-991-0700

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055

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