RMA writes to Minister McIver
In response to two policy statements in the UCP platform document, RMA wrote a letter to the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Ric McIver, to express concern on behalf of its members. The two policy statements that the letter addresses are:
- Reclassify service rigs as off-road vehicles, such as farm equipment
- Replace rural road permits with an annual provincial permit
RMA expressed the need for municipalities to maintain control of issuing permits, as well as highlighting the fact that many municipalities already work to provide efficiencies in the permitting process by participating in the Transportation Routing and Vehicle Information System (TRAVIS).
RMA also addressed the differences between service rigs and farm equipment, namely the distance these units travel and the higher speed they can operate at.
RMA anticipates further discussions with Minister McIver on this important issue.
To view the letter RMA sent to Minister McIver, please click here
For enquiries, please contact:
Warren Noga Policy Analyst warren@RMAlberta.com
Tasha Blumenthal Director of External Relations & Advocacy tasha@RMAlberta.com