B.C. transportation minister seeks progress in meeting with counterparts

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KAMLOOPS - British Columbia's Transportation Minister Todd Stone says he'll be listening carefully for any details as he meets with his provincial, territorial and federal counterparts in Ottawa.

Stone says he's ready to hear how the federal Liberals plan to share the $10-billion committed in a promised infrastructure spending program.

He predicts the bulk of the cash will go toward transit projects and green infrastructure.

But Stone is also hopeful Thursday's one-day meeting will provide direction on several shovel-ready projects waiting for approval in B.C.

He says other issues on the table cover a range of topics from distracted driving to safer vehicle technology.

The ministers may also have time to discuss ways to harness innovations that could cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.


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