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INDUSTRY NEWS
Are Ontario's new distracted driving penalties changing dangerous behaviours?
INSURANCE BUSINESS CANADA
 

Even after new laws aimed at distracted driving came into effect in Ontario in January 2019, the issue has continued to plague Ontarians. 

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Why inclusive cities start with safe streets
CURBED
 

The fight for more equitable cities is taking to the streets—literally. New street design guidelines from the American Society for Landscape Architecture (ASLA) articulate why.

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Data for Days: Will 5G networks make roads safer?
COLLISION REPAIR MAG
 

As vehicles slowly but surely gain more autonomy, attention falls on how current network infrastructures will support the vehicles as they gain mainstream popularity. 4G networks may just not be enough.

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Ontario government causes confusion with the amended e-scooter pilot scheme
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
 

The Ontario government sparked confusion and pushback by offering a two-day window of opportunity for the public to comment on electric kick scooters being allowed on the province’s roads.

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Lime in Montreal: Going Sour?
THE BULL & BEAR MCGILL
 

Today, it seems like there’s an “e”-everything. From eSports to eCards to the coveted semesterly McGill eBill, the integration of technology into every aspect of our daily lives seems to increase by the day. Just a few weeks ago, the city of Montreal saw its newest addition to its e-family, with the company Lime introducing e-scooters across the city.

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Ontario Government Has Nominated 350 Rural and Northern and Public Transit Infrastructure Projects to the Federal Government
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

The Ontario Government is investing more than $480 million in rural and northern and public transit infrastructure projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). 

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MUNICIPAL NEWS
Connecting people and places in Northern Ontario with road and bridge improvements 
NEWSWIRE
 

Modern and reliable roadways help to connect communities while improving residents' quality of life and positioning the regions for growth.

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Back to school means busier roads, sidewalks
THE PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER
 

The Ontario Provincial Police is reminding motorists that with the new school year starting Tuesday, motorists can expect to see more pedestrians, cyclists and school buses.

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Residents in Eastern Ontario to benefit from a safer drive with local road improvements and bridge repairs
NEWSWIRE
 

Investing in modern transportation infrastructure is vital to connecting communities and ensuring that Canadians get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day.

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Getting Torontonians Moving: Making Crucial Investments in Public Transit 
NEWSWIRE
 

Strategic investments in public transit play a key role in supporting efficient, affordable and sustainable transportation services that help Torontonians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and safely back home at the end of a long day.

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Ontario to invest nearly $20M in 11 new transit projects in Barrie, Orillia, Midland 
GLOBAL NEWS
 

The Ontario government is investing nearly $20 million in 11 new transportation projects in Barrie, Orillia and Midland, according to an announcement made on Thursday.

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London residents to benefit from improved public transit and active transportation infrastructure 
NEWSWIRE
 

Strategic investments in public transit play a key role in supporting efficient, affordable and sustainable transportation services that help Torontonians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and safely back home at the end of a long day.

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Peel Region Reduces Speed Limits On Two Major Roads In Brampton 
IN BRAMPTON
 

The Region of Peel has reduced the speed limits on two major roads in Brampton. The speed limit on Bovaird Drive and Mississauga Road, which are both regional roads, have been reduced by the regional council. 

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Crossing guards giving parents, students peace of mind
CBC NEWS
 

Parents and students in Ottawa said they were pleased to see more crossing guards on duty as the school year got underway Tuesday morning. 

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Changes Coming to Roads and Traffic in Mississauga
IN SAUGA
 

Now that summer is over and students are back in class, the roads in and around Mississauga are likely to become a little more congested—especially as families get used to the school year grind.

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“We’re not out there to ruin everybody’s day for no reason:” A day in the life of a Hamilton parking officer
THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
 

Parking control officer Aaron Griese chalks the car's tires and inputs the vehicle information into his smartphone before slipping a ticket into its side mirror.

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'Terrible': Numerous drivers on their phones in this Burlington school zone, prompting several distracted driving charges from police
INSIDE HALTON
 

It's the first day back at school and a Halton Regional Police officer has already doled out numerous distracted driving tickets in a particular Burlington school zone.

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