OTTAWA, Ont. — Federal Transport Minister Tony Valeri has put out a call for proposals for projects that advance transportation planning and enhance integration and connections between modes of transport.
“The Government of Canada recognizes that a strong and efficient transportation system is vital to Canada’s continued economic success. Improved transportation planning and modal integration will better position us to meet the challenges of the 21st century,” said Valeri.
The types of proposals eligible for funding include: -research studies that provide greater understanding of urban and multimodal transportation; – planning and feasibility studies and projects; -development and dissemination of information management tools, including traffic demand management; -infrastructure and technologies to improve connections between modes or modal integration; -initiatives to facilitate modal partnerships or cross modal/shipper partnerships; and -development of organizations to plan and manage passenger and freight transportation activities in urban areas. Provinces, municipalities, First Nations, registered not-for-profit organizations, private enterprises, public or private transportation authorities/agencies and academia may apply. Partnerships between two or more of these entities are encouraged.
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