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Queens Park, Ottawa to fund intelligent transportation systems

TORONTO, Ont. -- The province of Ontario and the feds are combining to fund intelligent transportation systems (ITS...


TORONTO, Ont. — The province of Ontario and the feds are combining to fund intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including one aimed at improving the flow of goods on the province’s highways.

The two levels of government are spending a combined total of $930,000 on the projects. One of the ITS projects involves exploring changes in the movement of goods by commercial vehicles so government can call upon the most up-to-date information when determining what truck routes require investments.

The other ITS projects receiving funding are targeted at commuters and users of public transit systems.

“Canada’s growth and competitiveness in world markets depend on innovation and creativity,” said federal Transport Minister, Lawrence Cannon. “This funding will help researchers in their efforts to make Ontario’s transportation system safer, more efficient and more sustainable.”

“Intelligent transportation systems can help deliver an integrated transportation network that supports the economic well-being and quality of life that Ontarians deserve,” added Ontario Transport Minister, Donna Cansfield. “These research projects will help us understand how we can integrate transit and highway planning.”


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