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Moving on sustainable transportation projects announced

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Eight winning projects were announced last week by the Honourable Jim Karygiannis, P.C., M.P., Parl...

OTTAWA, Ont. — Eight winning projects were announced last week by the Honourable Jim Karygiannis, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, under the Moving on Sustainable Transportation (MOST) program.

The projects are designed to contribute to a more environmentally friendly transportation system.

“This program seeks to encourage the development of innovative technologies and methods for decreasing the impact of transportation on the environment,” said Mr. Karygiannis. “It also provides Canadians with practical information and tools that they can use every day.”

Eight projects totalling $266,330 were approved for funding. These projects represent a wide variety of initiatives ranging from quantifying the positive impacts of teleworking to the expansion of a successful transportation demand management program.

The following organizations will receive funding under the program: Victory Car Share Co-op, Community Bicycle Network, Electric Vehicle Society of Canada, Climate Change Central, ENvironnement JEUnesse (ENJEU), Pollution Probe, University of Calgary and W.V. Housing Corporation.

Since it started in 1999, the MOST program has allocated approximately $2.1 million to 65 projects aimed at encouraging sustainable transportation practices among Canadians. Originally slated to last three years, MOST was extended to 2007 in response to ongoing demand for the program, and was given $2.5 million in additional funding. This is the eighth round of projects to receive funding under the program.

Funding for MOST was provided for in the December 2001 budget and is therefore built into the current fiscal framework.

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