Realizing the Vision
Gateway Transportation Investments
Massive investments are needed in both transportation infrastructure and public
transit to ensure the Gateway can handle projected expansion in transportation demands
for local and international movements of passengers, goods and services. The core
of the Gateway Council’s vision for infrastructure investment is the Major Commercial
Room to Grow - Sufficient Industrial Lands
To handle growth in Pacific trade and travel and the high-wage permanent jobs that
would be generated, requires that sufficient available industrial lands be set aside
for Gateway developments, and that residential and commercial developments be concentrated
along transportation corridors that are readily serviceable by public transit.
Sufficient Skilled Labour
Rapid gateway growth is occurring at a time of high economic activity in Western
Canada. The situation in the Gateway is compounded by the high cost of housing and
an aging workforce. Ways and means must be found to ensure the availability of adequate
numbers of skilled employees to meet Gateway needs over the coming decades.
Policy, Taxation & Regulatory Framework
Changes in a range of policy, taxation and regulatory approaches are needed to allow
the Gateway to compete effectively in the global marketplace and encourage Gateway
industries to make the necessary capital investments in plant, equipment and technologies
and so help ensure a sustainable future.