WINNIPEG, Man. — Manitoba is looking to improve the safety and efficiency of its roads by implementing high-tech projects.
The province is willing to spend up to $2 million on high-tech transportation projects, and is asking the feds to chip in as well.
One example of a project Transport Minister Ron Lemieux would like to see implemented is a phone line truckers and motorists could call for up-to-the-minute road conditions. Another idea the province wants to explore is road sensors which would detect whether or not snowclearing and salting is required.
Lemieux told local media other ideas were also being considered, however he wouldn’t explain further until negotiations were completed. The federal government’s Intelligent Transportation Systems program is a possible source of funding.
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