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Port Metro Vancouver gets $3 million to solve wait times

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The federal government has come up with funding to pay for technology that will help improve Port Metro Vancouver’s wait-time problems.

Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt, promised to spend $3 million on the Common Data Interface (CDI) project, which is designed to gather data on gate and terminal activities, form the basis of an enhanced common reservation system, and collect and measure operational performance via GPS-based locational data.

The $3 million will be distributed over the course of two years. In total the project is estimated to cost approximately $6 million. Port Metro Vancouver will cover the remaining cost.

Creating the CDI was one of the government’s commitments in the Joint Action Plan, which was drafted to end the work stoppage at the port by the United Truckers Association (UTA) and Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association (VCTA)

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