OTTAWA, Ont. — Transport Minister Tony Valeri recently announced that the Government of Canada has selected the winning projects that will be awarded contracts funded under Innovation Through Partnership, Transport Canada’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Research and Development Plan.
“I am pleased that the Government of Canada is providing funding for these innovative projects,” said Valeri. “Canada’s ITS strategic plan provides the leadership and support necessary to advance ITS technologies, and to make Canada’s transportation system safer, integrated and more sustainable.”
ITS is a new and rapidly developing field, where information processing, communication systems and sensing devices are combined and integrated in creative ways to make the transportation system work more effectively. Centralized traffic management, transit smart cards and electronic tolling are examples of ITS in action.
The categories under which contract proposals were submitted for Innovation through partnership funding include: Urban Transportation; Safety, Security and Trade Facilitation; Environment; and Foundations of Innovation. These categories are all part of Transport Canada’s Research and Development Plan.
For more information about Transport Canada’s role in ITS, please visit the ITS Web site at www.its-sti.gc.ca
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