APEBC Vancouver: Can Mobility Pricing Reduce Traffic Congestion in Metro Vancouver?

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Wednesday 13 June 2018, 12:00 - 13:30


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Speaker: Nancy Olewiler, Economist and Professor in the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University

Remember when there wasn’t a radio station with the jingle: “All traffic all the time?” Traffic congestion in Greater Vancouver has been a negative accompaniment to the growth of the region’s population and economy and some would say poor regional urban and transportation planning.  The anticipated final report by the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission may provide some guidance on policy options to address congestion.  Will their analysis help get us on a path to reduce congestion or be discussed and deferred to future political leaders to grapple with?  Professor Olewiler will explore the viability of types of mobility pricing for the region and why any form of mobility pricing must be linked to a regional growth strategy.

Location1021 West Hastings Street, MNP Tower - 22nd Floor Boardroom
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. 
CostAPEBC and CABE members in good standing $13, Students $15, Others $27. Lunch is included.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT:  www.cabe.ca/apebcstore 
Registration closes 5 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, or earlier if capacity is reached. 

About the Speaker:

Nancy Olewiler received her PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Nancy’s areas of research focus on public policy, including energy and climate policy, regulation and risk, and transportation. She has published in academic journals, edited books, provided reports for governments, and has written two widely used textbooks. Nancy has served on the Board of Directors of BC Hydro, Powertech, and TransLink (and its Chair from 2011 to 2013), is on Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, is a member of the Climate Solutions Clean Growth council for BC, on the board of Technical Safety BC, and is Chair of the Macroeconomic Accounts Advisory Committee for Statistics Canada.