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August 2020
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INDUSTRY NEWS
$4B in COVID-19 funding announced for Ontario municipalities and transit 
CBC NEWS
 

Premier Doug Ford announced $4 billion in funding from the province and federal government Monday that's meant to support Ontario municipalities and transit systems in the wake of COVID-19.

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Toronto photo radar units start issuing speeding tickets today. Here's what's happening across the GTA
CBC NEWS
 

The warning period is over for speeding drivers captured on camera in school and community safety zones across Toronto. 

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Better cycling infrastructure would boost ridership: CAA survey
CONSTRUCT CONNECT
 

OTTAWA — Nearly one in three Canadians (31 per cent) say they would cycle more if cycling infrastructure was better, according to a poll by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) released recently.

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Province-wide road safety campaign nets 6049 charges: OPP
ORILLA MATTERS
 

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) joined North American road safety partners for Operation Safe Driver last week, laying a total of 6,049 charges on OPP-patrolled roads. 

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Ontario Launches New Online Tool For Viewing Highway Improvements
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

TORONTO — The Ontario government has released a new online tool that provides the people of Ontario and businesses with information about highway projects in their communities, including the status of projects that are already underway and major construction projects slated for the future. 

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Expedited barriers on 401 will save lives
THE CHATHAM VOICE
 

The Ontario government announced measures that would speed up the expansion and installation of barriers on Highway 401 as part of an effort to stimulate the economy.

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Lorraine Explains: Hate speed cameras? Just don't speed
THE TELEGRAM
 

Speed cameras are money traps. Same with red-light cameras, hidden radar traps, or getting a ticket when you’re in a no-parking zone even though you had your four-way flashers on. Waaah. Shut up.

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Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges, connecting rural communities in Southwestern Ontario 
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

BLUEWATER—The governments of Canada and Ontario recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller and rural communities across the province.

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Montreal, Toronto ranked among the cities with the most expensive parking 
DRIVING
 

A new study from an online British car maintenance service has highlighted cities around the world with the costliest parking. Of the 65 centres on the list, five of them are in Canada. 

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OTC EVENTS
OTC Calendar of Events
 

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  • 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
Ford wants shovels in the ground on Highway 3 widening project
CTV NEWS
 

WINDSOR, ONT. -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he wants construction to start on the widening of Highway 3.

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Mississauga increasing bike lanes by 30 per cent across the city
INSAUGA
 

The City of Mississauga is expanding short-term and long-term active transportation lanes to better allow for cyclists and pedestrians to practice physical distancing.

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Oxford wants input on proposed regional bus service 
WOODSTOCK SENTINEL REVIEW
 

Oxford County is looking to hear from residents for its proposed inter-regional bus service in the northern part of Oxford County.

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Two traffic cameras will be installed in Guelph this week
GUELPH TODAY
 

The City of Guelph is testing the effectiveness of two different traffic data collection cameras starting mid-August.

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Brampton introduces new curbside pickup parking zones 
INBRAMPTON
 

The City of Brampton has introduced new curbside pickup parking zones to help support local businesses and residents.

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More than 7000 tickets issued by Toronto's photo radar cameras in 2 weeks 
CBC NEWS
 

A total of 7,645 tickets were issued by Toronto's photo radar cameras during the first two weeks of ticketing, the city announced Friday.

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Stop signs and speed changes approved
QUINTENEWS
 

Motorists in Prince Edward County will need to be aware of a number of new stop signs in the municipality.

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Caledon council hears options for GTA West Corridor 
CALEDON ENTERPRISE
 

The Town of Caledon will have to decide which option it prefers for the on-again, off-again Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Transportation Corridor.

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Kitchener closes certain downtown streets to make pedestrian-friendly spaces 
CTV NEWS
 

KITCHENER -- The City of Kitchener is converting three downtown streets into open-air patios in order to encourage physically-distant socializing.

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Canada and Ontario invest in sustainable public transit for Brampton residents
CISION
 

BRAMPTON, ON, July 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario. 

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Collingwood carries on with pedestrian-only street project
SIMCOE
 

A pilot project to restrict Simcoe Street to pedestrian traffic on Saturdays will carry on through the summer.

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Niagara Falls to provide slow down lawn signs to interested residents
NIAGARA REVIEW
 

The City of Niagara Falls is implementing a lawn sign road-safety campaign, providing another tool to confront speeding on residential streets.

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