Sponsors: NCLGA Executive
WHEREAS the current level of transportation services does not adequately address the safety, economic interests, and social needs of the citizens who live in many rural places, small municipalities, and remote communities;
AND WHEREAS there is not a clear, multi-faceted plan in place that coordinates all modes of transportation and takes into consideration the current reality or foreseeable transportation needs of rural and remote areas:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Provincial Government reviews the current state of transportation in British Columbia and creates a comprehensive, forward looking plan that fulfils the safety, economic interests, social needs and environmental well-being of rural places, small municipalities and remote communities.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has not specifically asked the Provincial Government to “review the current state of transportation in British Columbia and creates a comprehensive, forward looking plan that fulfills the safety, economic interests, social needs and environmental well-being of rural places, small municipalities and remote communities.”
However, UBCM members have endorsed resolution 2003-B59 which asked the Province to “begin work on an integrated transportation management plan that would take into account the particular needs of all parts of the province including the North, examining the interrelatedness of the various modes of transportation and their economic impact on the province as a whole; and that UBCM be consulted before any further major changes to transportation infrastructure are made.”