OTTAWA LAUNCHES NEW ‘SUSTAINABLE’ TRANSPORTATION PLAN

OTTAWA, Ont. — Transport Canada has released the 2001-2003 Sustainable Development Strategy, which outlines “a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation system for the future.”

The strategy – presented to Parliament on Feb. 14, along with the strategies of 27 other federal departments and agencies – outlines 29 “new commitments,” Transport Canada said.

It “addresses a number of priority areas that will have the greatest impact on advancing sustainable transportation,” according to the ministry.

The commitments include “concrete targets and performance indicators for measuring…success,” such as “new initiatives focus on air and water pollution problems, urban transportation, advanced technology vehicles, climate change, research and development in Intelligent Transportation Systems, sustainable transportation indicators, data improvement and modal integration.”

One of its goals is “promoting efficient transportation,” the ministry said.

More exact details weren’t provided.

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