This sector is comprised of air, rail, water, truck and transit transportation as well as the movement of goods, warehousing and storage. This sector is particularly important both because of the geographical and logistical implications of the island setting and also for related opportunities for the coastal communities. Infrastructure expansions at airports, marinas and other types of harbour redevelopments play a key role in this sector’s development.
For more information including employment, wages and number of businesses in this sector, consult recent editions of VIEA’s State of the Island Economic Report.
VIEA’s Transportation Initiative
In the next phase of this initiative, transportation will be considered within the context of the challenges faced by Manufacturers as they move goods to, from and throughout the Island. Goods included finished products and materials in the supply chain. See VIEA’s introductory video shown at its 2015 Vancouver Island Transportation Forum/Plan in Victoria.