The Long-Term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan offers a vision and strategies for the interprovincial transport of people and goods in the National Capital Region. The plan guides the NCC and partnering agencies in their work to build a more sustainable transportation system. It addresses the challenges and uncertainties that face transportation in the region, now and in the future.

The plan in action

Interprovincial Truck Surveys

We are collecting information on interprovincial truck travel in the region. If you are a truck driver or a business involved in interprovincial truck travel, you may hear from us or our partners.

The data collected will support future regional transportation planning studies and help improve a regional commercial vehicle model.

About the plan

The NCC Board of Directors approved the Long-Term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan in January 2022.


By 2050, the transportation network to cross the Ottawa River will provide well-connected and sustainable travel options that contribute to a high quality of life and economic prosperity in the National Capital Region. The system of crossings will support equitable mobility and the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, while respecting the region’s natural environment and cultural heritage.


The plan proposes three groups of strategies that offer the potential to collectively deliver the shared vision.

Short-term (0 to 5 years)

Actions that quickly move toward achieving goals and objectives. Examples include:

  • Work with partners to complete updates to regional travel data, including the origin-destination survey and the commercial vehicle survey.
  • Increase electric vehicle charging stations and adopt a zero-emissions fleet.
  • Expand cycling initiatives along key interprovincial routes.
  • Expand programs to encourage sustainable transportation at federal workplaces.

    Medium-term (5 to 10 years)

    Actions that need longer-term decision making or capital investment. Examples include:

    • Improve the integration of the interprovincial transit system and service.
    • Coordinate interprovincial mobility sharing programs (i.e. e-scooters, bike sharing and so on).
    • Encourage the use of zero-emission vehicles.
    • Encourage transition to low-carbon / smaller vehicles for goods movement.

    Long-term (beyond 10 years)

    Actions that need further study, or actions that may be influenced by short- and medium-term actions. Examples include:

    • Implement an interprovincial transit loop within the core area to support strengthened connectivity.

    Public engagement

    The NCC has developed the plan in collaboration with its federal, provincial and municipal partners. It has consulted stakeholders and communities. Over 3,000 people have participated in different engagement activities.

    The feedback provided by participants has informed the drafting of the plan at every stage of the process. Public input collected during each of phase of public consultation is summarized in reports below.

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