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July 2020
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Congratulations Dave McLaughlin, Ontario Traffic Council's 2020 Transportation Planning Professional of the Year 
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Ontario Traffic Council's Transportation Planning Project of the Year Awarded to the City of Mississauga
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Congratulations to Alex Legrain and his team. 

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Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges for rural communities in Northern Ontario
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

Joint federal, provincial, municipal, and First Nation funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support 12 road, airport and bridge projects in Northern Ontario. 

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Cyclists must obey all traffic laws, OPP remind 
COLLINGWOOD TODAY
 

The Ontario Provincial Police want you to know that bicycles are considered vehicles under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) of Ontario. 

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How well does pedestrian detection work?
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
 

If you have a car with pedestrian detection, don't count on it to stop for pedestrians.

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Ontario Building a Safer, More Reliable Transportation System
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

The Ontario government is helping to connect communities and create jobs by providing an additional $10 million in funding for the Connecting Links program. 

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OTC EVENTS
OTC Calendar of Events
 

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  • Book 7 Training (Non-Freeway) –  8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Online Training

    • August 6, 2020
    • September 11, 2020
    • October 16, 2020
    • November 13, 2020
    • December 3, 2020
  • School Zone Safety Workshop  – November 2-3rd, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm; Centre for Health & Safety (CHSI), Mississauga and/or Virtual
 
MUNICIPAL NEWS
Toronto to start issuing speeding tickets using speed enforcement cameras
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Toronto Mayor John Tory announced today that the city's Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program will begin issuing tickets to speeding drivers on Monday, July 6.

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City of Mississauga Moves Forward with Residential Road Safety Initiatives
MISSISSAUGA
 

Today, City Council received an update on Mississauga’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limits.

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BEHIND THE NUMBERS: Number of collisions up, injuries down on Guelph roads
GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE
 

The number of collisions in Guelph went up between 2015 and 2019, but the number resulting in injuries has gone down.

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Community transportation pilot projects on hold as Stratford and local partners look to province for extensions
THE BEACON HERALD
 

Two community transportation pilot projects - one connecting communities in Perth County and the other connecting Stratford, St. Marys and Listowel with transit hubs in London and Kitchener-Waterloo - have been put on hold because of complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MTO's 'approved solution' has four lanes over Highway 400 at Dunlop St.
BARRIE TODAY
 

More traffic, more lanes and hopefully less traffic problems.

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Sidewalk, parking space and street closures in Downtown Burlington to support social distancing
INSIDE HALTON
 

The city wants to provide a little extra space.

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Feedback Wanted for Highway 3 Widening Project
WINDSORITE DOTCA NEWS
 

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is looking for feedback on the proposed widening of Highway 3.

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After 16 years, widening of Highway 401 to six lanes is complete
THE KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD
 

The final leg of a 16-year, almost $131-million widening of Highway 401 to six lanes through Kingston came to a conclusion last week.

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Update on the 4-lane expansion of Highway 17 between Renfrew and Arnprior
RENFREW TODAY
 

The 4-lane expansion of Highway 17 between Renfrew and Arnprior is the largest capital project funded by the province to ever hit Renfrew County.

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Council considers doubling speeding fines on Heritage Drive
COLLINGWOOD TODAY
 

After a letter from area residents called for more action to make the area safer, council asked staff to report on the feasibility of a Community Safety Zone designation for the road leading to Millennium Park

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Ottawa hospitals will resume charging for parking this week
CTV NEWS
 

Motorists will resume paying for parking at Ottawa's hospitals this week.

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Limit streets to pedestrians only and allow businesses to expand outdoor presence, architects and traffic engineers propose
OUR WINDSOR
 

As more establishments begin to reopen in Toronto during Stage 2, a group of architects and traffic engineers have come up with an idea to make business more successful this summer.

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City adding bike lanes along Main West
NORTH BAY NUGGET
 

The City of North Bay is accepting bids for the construction of nearly two kilometres of new multi-use pathways and bike lanes along Main Street West and Memorial Drive.

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Where Every Speed Camera is Located in Toronto (MAP)
TORONTO STOREYS
 

Earlier this year, the City installed 50 automated speed enforcement (ASE) cameras throughout Toronto, and as of Monday, July 6, they’ll begin issuing tickets to drivers caught speeding.

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On-street parking enforcement to resume in Toronto
CITY NEWS
 

Drivers will no longer be able to park on Toronto streets without paying as police will be resuming on-street parking enforcement starting on July 2.

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Danforth Ave. pilot project will remake street this July with COVID-19 distancing, business recovery in mind
THE STAR
 

Design details of the Destination Danforth pilot project were revealed at a recent public meeting, with initial installations expected in mid-July.

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TRAFFIC: Officers running Operation Overwatch have issued more than 1,975 tickets
OTTAWA SUN
 

Things are starting to open up – but motorists shouldn’t be tempted to let their throttles be among them.

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