City updating transport plan

The city held the first round of open houses regarding the updates of the City Plan (CP) and Master Transportation Plan (MTP) late February, with a positive turnout.

The revamped CP will set out policies for developing Airdrie in the future and will align with the AirdrieONE Sustainability Plan, which was approved last spring and is the visionary development document.

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Shipping Alberta bitumen by rail to Alaska coast faces obstacles

EDMONTON – Energy Minister Ken Hughes says Alberta is interested in the idea of shipping Alberta bitumen to Alaska by rail, but the province is “unlikely” to contribute $10 million to a feasibility study.

After a speech Thursday to the Vancouver Board of Trade, Hughes said he will soon meet with Alaskan officials to discuss the project.

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Transportation sector expected to be resilient amid modest 2013 growth

MONTREAL – Canada’s railway, airline and trucking sector earnings should remain resilient this year despite forecasts of modest economic growth on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, transportation analysts say.

In spite of slow economic growth last year, Canadian transportation stocks outperformed the TSX benchmark last year with a return of 21 per cent.

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Townwide multi-modal transportation study put out to tender

Devon town council is going ahead with a plan to seek out a comprehensive review of all of Devon’s roadways, intersections, sidewalks, pathways, and all other transportation corridors.

At the Monday, Jan. 14 meeting a report was presented to council on the states goals of the review, dubbed the “multi modal transportation study”.

The study has a budget of $115,000 as approved in the 2013 capital budget, and will be awarded to a planning firm that is determined to be the best equipped and presents council with the best proposal. The idea behind the study, as explained to council by director of planning and infrastructure Rod Fraser, is to create consistent policies and examine possible improvements for all modes of transportation, from cars to bicycles to pedestrians.

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