Join the conversation on the Province’s new 10-year transportation plan during a Twitter Town Hall on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
During the Twitter Town Hall, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone (@toddstoneBC), supported by ministry staff (@TranBC), will pose questions and take your queries and feedback on the transportation priorities important to you and your region via Twitter.
The ministry is hearing a number of common ideas, including strengthening connections to our Gateway ports, transit improvements with stronger connections to regional centres, a desire for more rest areas and pull-outs on provincial highways, continued investment in highway four-laning, and support for investments in small airports to increase tourism and help support the fly-in, fly-out work model that is growing in some parts of the province.
These are just a sample of the many ideas the ministry has heard to date in its meetings with local governments and other stakeholders. This Twitter Town Hall is another opportunity for British Columbians to bring forward ideas to improve our provincial transportation network.
How to participate:
- For this Twitter chat, it is recommended you use a web-based program such as Hootsuite or TweetChat, or an application such as TweetDeck.
- If you are using a web-based program, set up a new stream called #BContheMove.
- If you use a Twitter app, enter #BContheMove in the hashtag search box at the top of the screen after you connect your Twitter account to the program.
- These tools will give you a running list of all the tweets and retweets for the chat.
- Remember to include #BContheMove in your tweets, so they will be included in the conversation and recorded in the archive at the end of the chat.
- When responding to a tweet, please use the “reply” button. That way, the conversation will remain threaded so people can see who you are responding to and what they said.
Public input from the Twitter Town Hall and the ministry’s online engagement will help inform the Province’s new 10-year transportation plan, which will be presented in early 2015.
British Columbians can get more information on the transportation plan and share feedback online at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/transportationplan
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure