IRD hired to collect truck and border data for Transport Canada

SASKATOON — Western traffic management and ITS company International Road Dynamics has been awarded a $3.3 million contract by Transport Canada to collect data on heavy-truck traffic for national roadside surveys program.

IRD will supply, install and maintain WeighInMotion (WIM) and Traffic Data Collection Systems at 63 locations throughout Canada and 17 other “nonintrusive sensor sites,” mainly in the Windsor-Quebec corridor and at U.S. border crossings. It will also assist provincial ministries in determining full costs of transportation.

The project will determine intra and interprovincial National Highway System (NHS) infrastructure and Canada U.S. border crossing traffic flows.

The two-year contract has an option for a third year valued at an additional $535,000.

“The project is based on our experience with turnkey data collection services employed in New York and other states, and builds on our success in these other jurisdictions,” stated Terry Bergan, CEO of Saskatoon-based company.

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