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Here's What's In Mississauga's Ambitious 'Master Plan' for Getting Around In The City
INSAUGA
 

For decades, Mississauga's development has been driven, no pun intended, by the dominant use of the automobile as the primary means of transportation for the city's thousands of residents.

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London expected to host highway speed limit pilot project
LONDON CTV NEWS
 

Transporation Minister and Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek spoke at the Ontario Traffic Council's annual meeting on Monday morning. But Yurek touched only briefly on a pilot project which would see speed limits increase to 120 km/h on designated sections of 400-series highways.

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Automated speed cameras coming to B.C. roads this summer
CITYNEWS1130
 

If you’re caught speeding through one of 35 B.C. intersections — almost all of which are in the Lower Mainland — you could soon automatically be issued a ticket.

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Electric bikes now permitted on trails in Jasper National Park
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There’s a new way to take in Jasper’s scenery while getting in some exercise: the electric bike. Parks has announced that pedal-assist e-bikes are now allowed on all trails and areas where bicycles are permitted. And the news has gone down well with locals.

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Distracted Driving and Cellphones: What Are the Risks?
PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
 

How dangerous is it to take your eyes off the road while distracted by a cellphone? As it happens, the answer to that question is "very"—and it's a problem that doesn't seem to have a clear solution, especially among young drivers.

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U.S. research data shows raising highway speed limit could be dangerous
CBC NEWS
 

While Ontario is looking to raise the speed limit on provincial highways to 120 km/h, research from 25 years of U.S data shows that it might be a deadly move.

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Google spinoff, Lyft team up to offer self-driving car rides
CITYNEWS1130
 

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber. The alliance announced Tuesday will allow anyone with the Lyft app in the Phoenix area to summon one of the 10 self-driving Waymo cars joining the ride-hailing service.

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Safety improvements coming to Highway 11, group says
CBC NEWS
 

A group from Temiskaming Shores says the province is adding interim safety measures to help reduce collisions on Highway 11. 

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Cyclists can now use pedestrian signal instead of waiting for green light
CBC NEWS
 

Starting today, Quebec cyclists can cross intersections on the pedestrian walk signal rather than wait for the traffic light to turn green, but only after yielding to people on foot.

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Transition to fully-autonomous vehicles will be "really messy"
INSURANCE BUSINESS CANADA
 

Automated vehicles are coming to Canada’s roads. We’ve already got cars with dashboard cameras that warn drives to check their mirrors, steering wheels that resist when you’re about to drift lanes, and self-parking sensors that can make a vehicle parallel park in the tightest of spots.

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Government of Canada invests $17 million to keep Ontario's roads safe from drug-impaired drivers
NEWSWIRE
 

Impaired driving is the number one cause of criminal death in Canada, costing hundreds of lives and thousands of preventable injuries each year.

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Feds set to approve second roadside drug detection device
CTV NEWS
 

According to a Department of Justice order published recently in the Canada Gazette, the government is proposing to amend the list of approved drug screening equipment to add the device called SoToxa.

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Single-rider motorcycles could soon use HOV lanes in Ontario: government
CTV NEWS
 

Solo motorcycle riders could soon be able to use Ontario's network of high occupancy vehicle lanes, a move the government said will bolster safety and cut congestion.

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Canada to use Iteris analytics platform to improve nationwide traffic management
TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY.COM
 

One of the USA’s suppliers of applied informatics systems for the transportation industry, Iteris Inc., has been selected to provide its road network performance and management platform to Canada’s federal transportation agency.

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OTC MUNICIPAL NEWS
Ontario Invests in Highway Infrastructure in Mississauga
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

Ontario's government is putting people first by investing in the rehabilitation of the bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) over the Credit River in Mississauga.

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Ontario is Improving Highway 401 in Scarborough and Pickering
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

Ontario's Government for the People is putting people first by making investments to repair Highway 401 from Neilson Road to Whites Road. 

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