NE Alberta focus of conference

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FORT McMURRAY, Alta. – The Van Horne Institute is presenting a special conference to inform delegates about the expected capital investment in oil sands developments in the Wood Buffalo Region of Alberta over the next 20 years.

The North-East Alberta Transportation Conference, held in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Oct. 23 to 25, will focus on transportation’s role in facilitating these developments and the shortcomings in the current transportation system serving the region.

A well-defined understanding of the growth of oil sands developments in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is essential to planning the nature of, and timing of the upgrading and expansion of the transportation system serving future economic activity in the region.

A number of speakers from varying stakeholders in Alberta’s oil sand sector will discuss transportation needs through 2025. Representatives from various transportation modes serving the region will comment on barriers affecting the overall efficiency of the current transportation system. For information, visit n

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