OTTAWA, Ont. — Transport Minister David Collenette has handed the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Society of Canada $250,000 so it can continue to act as the department’s primary advisor.
The funding is in addition to the $500,000 provided by Transport Canada since the Society was initially contracted by the department in 1999.
The ITS Society of Canada is a not-for-profit, incorporated partnership of private and public sector professionals charged with promoting ITS applications and strengthening the Canadian ITS industry.
“The Government of Canada is committed to the implementation of a comprehensive ITS strategy,” says Collenette. “By continuing to work with the ITS Society of Canada, we can help to make Canada’s transportation system safer, more efficient, productive and environmentally responsible.”
Intelligent Transportation Systems include advanced systems for: traffic management, traveller information and vehicle control, commercial vehicle and fleet management, public transit, and rural transportation. They also include the application of advanced technologies, including information processing, communications, and sensing and control, that enhance Canada’s transportation system.
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