Top issues in Canadian transportation 2020 – 2021+|

A1 Indigenous land and major infrastructure projects

a. Reconciling historical assumption that consultation about new infrastructure projects is merely a formality vs. new assumption that it tends to be a show-stopper (see also 6.2, 7.1.a,  7.1.d, and A2) 

A2 Infrastructure approval time-lines

a. Revisit assumptions in government infrastructure stimulus programs about time-lag for permits, consultations, and approvals before shovels can go in the ground and have much stimulus effect.

A3 Federal, provincial, and municipal governments review planning assumptions around need for:

  • downtown office space
  • travel volume and patterns
  • streets
  • highways
  • parking
  • mass transit infrastructure
  • coming out of the pandemic; and
  • in light of disruptive innovations like:
  • vehicle sharingride hailing
  • AVs
  • UAVs
  • telecommuting

A4. Border facilitation

a. Adequacy of as-built throughput capacity at border screening points to handle significant increases without becoming a constraint in supply chains (see also 3.2 and 3.5)

A5. One-company optimization vs. supply-chain optimization

a. Mapping and strategizing relationships among supply-chain members

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