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B.C. government announces 10-year, $2.5 billion transportation plan

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by JOC Digital Media

The British Columbia government has announced a new 10-year transportation program, called "B.C. on the Move" which will cost an estimated $2.5 billion.
B.C. government announces 10-year, $2.5 billion transportation plan

Nearly $1 billion will go to expansion of major highways, and over the next three years $800 million will go to existing infrastructure.

The plan also includes a provincial trucking strategy to improve the safety and economics of trucking in the province.

According to a release from the provincial government, the plan included input from an engagement process in fall 2014 which included meetings with stakeholders throughout B.C., including First Nations, local governments, chambers of commerce and port and airport authorities.

The government also conducted a public survey with almost 13,000 responses.

"The best possible transportation network is vital to the daily lives of every single British Columbian and is one of the most important foundations of a strong economy. B.C. on the Move is the roadmap for the next 10 years on how we will expand and improve our transportation network to ultimately improve the quality of life for us all," minister of transportation and infrastructure Todd Stone said.

The plan is available online on the B.C. government website.

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