Wednesday, November 08, 2006

 

Consultation document on The Development of a sustainable transportation plan for Labrador.

The provincial govt releases their consultation document on

The Development of a sustainable transportation plan for Labrador.

Press release
http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/publications/ltp-consultation.pdf

This one statement struck me as forward thinking and along the lines of Nation building.

"Happy Valley-
Goose Bay's strategic location, as part
of a larger transshipment operation to
move goods and services to and from
Canada's north and the whole
circumpolar region. "


The consultation report is an easy read at 19 pages and puts forward most of the relevant information along with some concerns and relevant statistics.

Having never traveled in Labrador I don't feel comfortable in commenting on alot of the suggested questions in the call for input but there are some things which I feel should be addresed from my research of the TLH and Labrador in general.

-The TLH absolutely needs cell phone coverage.
-Something needs to be done with the rock cuts to mitigate the snow drifting.
-I would like to see a giant Innukshuk at the beginning and end of the completed TLH maybe even rename it. Photo op you might say.
-According to a letter in the Labradorian this past year signage is very inadequate on the TLH.
-Year round link to labrador. Promote ski-Dooing adventures Cain's Quest etc.
-Fixed link a must.
-Improved signage.

-The entire province needs a 911 service.

Here are the questions on the feed back form.
To ensure your comments haven't been addressed in the consultation doc ensure you read the 19 pages before sending in your comments.

1. Please start by telling us who you are and what area or sector you represent.

2. In your opinion, what economic and/or social development will occur in
Labrador over the next couple of decades and what demands will this place on
the transportation system and why?

3. What do you feel are some of the benefits of the current transportation system
(road, marine and air) in Labrador?

4. What do you feel are some of the disadvantages of the current transportation
system (road, marine and air) in Labrador?

5. How frequently do you travel on the Trans Labrador Highway?

6. Have you encountered any issues while traveling on the highway in Labrador,
and if so, what are they?

7. How frequently do you use the Labrador marine services?

8. Have you encountered any issues while traveling utilizing marine services in
Labrador, and if so, what are they?

9. How frequently do you travel by air from Labrador?

10. Have you encountered any issues while traveling by air from Labrador, and if
so, what are they?

11. If you were to institute changes to the current transportation system in
Labrador to prepare for 2009 and beyond, what would they be and why?

12. Are there any other comments that you would like to share with us?

Please provide us with your input! We look forward to hearing from you.

Labrador Transportation Plan
Policy and Planning Division
Department of Transportation and Works
PO Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

Fax: 1-709-72
E-mail: ltp@gov.nl.ca

UPDATE:
http://www.vocm.com/news-info.asp?id=16548
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