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MUNICIPAL NEWS
Ontario Passes the Getting Ontario Moving Act
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

Ontario's government kept its promise to put people first by passing the Getting Ontario Moving Act that will cut red tape for our province's job creators, help keep our roads safe and enable the upload of new subway builds to the province to ensure subway lines get built faster. 

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Clarington installs road signs to slow down drivers
DURHAM RADIO NEWS
 

To reduce speeding, the municipality has installed flexible road mounted signs at 16 locations in Clarington. It’s all part of a pilot project launched last year as a traffic-calming initiative.

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Toronto ‘keeping pace’ on smart city tech with sensors for traffic, gas usage and water leaks, city manager tells forum
THE STAR
 

Toronto is making “strategic investments” in some smart city technologies to find efficiencies and deliver better services to residents, Toronto’s city manager told a forum exploring ways to use technology and data to improve the lives of citizens.

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More than 3,000 tickets issued in Halton police traffic safety blitz and here are the most common offences
INSIDE HALTON
 

Halton police issued more than 3,300 tickets and warnings during Canada Road Safety Week, which ran from May 14 to May 20.

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Leading the Charge on Canadian E-bike Integration
WSP
 

A Discussion on the Emerging and Unchartered Role of Micromobility. Mobility is fundamental to the health of our communities.

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Consider walking or cycling to work the week of June 2-8
SUDBURY
 

ReThink Green, in collaboration with Commuter Challenge, is calling on commuters to find alternate, more eco-friendly methods of transportation to and from their workplace.

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Kitchener, Waterloo aim to improve parking penalty process with new system
WATERLOO CHRONICLE
 

The cities of Kitchener and Waterloo will jointly launch an Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) on June 3, making it easier and faster for residents in both cities to resolve parking tickets.

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INDUSTRY NEWS
Ontario's move to review highway speed limits, explained
CBC NEWS
 

Ontario's government plans to launch a review of speed limits on provincial highways, with the transportation minister musing that some of those roads can safely handle traffic at 120 kilometres per hour.

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Ontario raising speed limits on three highways to 110 km/h for pilot program
CTV NEWS
 

Ontario will be raising speed limits to 110 kilometres an hour on sections of three 400-series highways as part of a pilot program that could lead to limits being increased across the province.

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Electric bike service pedals into Montreal
CBC NEWS
 

Hundreds of electric bikes are rolling into Montreal this month, making it the first Canadian city to embrace Jump — an app-controlled service that, unlike Bixi, doesn't require docking stations or nearly so much leg power.

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Former transport minister wants E.C. Row Expressway upload
CTV NEWS
 

Ontario's former Transportation Minister says the provincial government should consider taking over responsibility for the E.C. Row Expressway.

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Infrastructure Bank commits $2B to Ontario GO Transit expansion as province issues RFP to four bidders
ON-SITE MAG
 

A multibillion-dollar project to expand Ontario’s GO Transit network took two major steps forward May 30, with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) announcing an investment of up to $2 billion and the province shortlisting four consortia to advance to the next stage of procurement on the project.

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Pair of four-laning projects in Northern Ontario get $169.2M from feds
ON-SITE MAG
 

Two construction projects along Ontario’s Highway 69 have got the go-ahead and millions in funding from the federal government.

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407 East extension on track; several projects slated to be complete this summer
DURHAM RADIO NEWS
 

The 407 East extension is on schedule and work is ramping back up for the spring and summer. 

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Survey finds 15% of Canadian cannabis users with a valid licence drive within two hours of using
NELSON STAR
 

Fifteen per cent of all cannabis users with a valid licence reported driving within two hours of using. 

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Province gathering input for Ontario transportation plan
OWEN SOUND THE SUN TIMES
 

A lightly attended local roundtable discussion Friday in Owen Sound gathered input to help create a provincial “transportation plan”.

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The Future of Work: Commuting without cars
BC BUSINESS
 

What if Elon Musk, Uber and Boeing are wrong? All three predict that the future of commuting revolves around a personal vehicle: Musk dreams of underground tubes bypassing gridlock, autonomous cars are Uber’s focus, and Boeing sees air taxis flying over street traffic.

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Montreal police force lets jaywalkers choose their punishment as part of road safety campaign
GLOBAL NEWS
 

Montreal pedestrians who were caught crossing at a red light near Lionel-Groulx and Charlevoix Metro stations on Thursday were given an unusual choice — to pay the $48 fine or to register for an information session about road safety.

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Future pedestrian intersections could predict when you’ll cross
DRIVING
 

Austrian researchers claim pedestrian-detecting cameras installed at lighted intersection crossings could replace the push-button system

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