Transportation for Life, Work & Play: The Movement of People To, From and Within Atlantic Canada
May 19 & 20, 2015
Holiday Inn, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
People spend an increasing amount of time, energy and money in getting from one place to another, whether in their daily commute to work, in long-distance commuting, or for recreation, education, healthcare or other reasons. The transportation patterns used to design our systems were certainly quite different from current patterns. This means, unfortunately, the transportation systems were built decades ago and are not designed, or no longer capable of, meeting today’s needs.
This day-and-a-half conference will look at how we can adapt and enhance the transportation systems within Atlantic Canada to improve the experience of people who travel to, from and within the region. The focus will be on governance, innovation, technology, economic, social and environmental policy, and social equity. The main outcome of the conference will be a series of practical policy recommendations to all levels of government.
The conference will be of interest to people working in all three levels of government (federal, provincial, and municipal); non-governmental organizations in the economic, social and environmental sectors; air, land and marine transportation carriers; port and airport authorities; commuters’ or consumers’ advocacy groups; champions of the sharing economy; champions of intelligent transportation systems; poverty and social equity groups; and post-secondary educational institutions.
The conference is organized by Memorial University of Newfoundland within the framework of the annual Atlantic Provinces Transportation Forums.