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INDUSTRY NEWS
Oversight of Ontario Northland shifted to Ministry of Transportation
CBC NEWS
 

Ontario Northland now has a new boss.

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Car tech to guard against distracted driving
570 NEWS
 

Distracted driving puts not only drivers on the road at risk but also passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. 

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Tesla says new feature automatically stops its cars for traffic lights
CANADIAN MANUFACTURING
 

After testing on public roads, Tesla is rolling out a new feature of its partially automated driving system designed to spot stop signs and traffic signals.

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It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week - Stay alert and use extra caution
PEEL REGION
 

If you are out getting exercise and practicing physical distancing to protect against the spread of COVID-19, or travelling to work to provide an essential service, remember to use extra caution if there is a construction site along your route.

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Major shift needed for micro-mobility
WORLD HIGHWAYS
 

Engineering and transportation consultancy Ramboll is urging cities to adopt standardised key performance indicators (KPIs) when attempting to integrate micro-mobility into their transportation networks.

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Autonomous and Connected Multimodal Transportation: A Global Game Changer
LEXOLOGY
 

Autonomous and connected vehicles are on the brink of changing global transportation and land use forever.

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OTC EVENTS
OTC Calendar of Events
 

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MUNICIPAL NEWS
Photo radar delay leaves advocate worried pedestrian safety taking backseat to COVID-19
CBC NEWS
 

Speeding drivers whipping past photo radar machines outside Toronto schools or near seniors' areas will not be automatically ticketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Traffic lights at Orchard Point Road are likely six years away
ORILLIA MATTERS
 

It could be six years - or longer - before frustrated drivers in the Orchard Point area get some relief.

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MTO promises to look into safety in Bornholm
MITCHELL ADVOCATE
 

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has promised to look into the safety of the intersection of Bornholm – Perth Road 164 (Highway 23) and Perth Line 44 – after an online petition with more than 1,100 names was sent to Perth-Wellington MP Randy Pettapiece earlier this month.

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The City of Brampton Has New Interim Bike Lanes
BRAMPTONIST
 

In order to help protect the health and safety of residents during this time, the City of Brampton has created interim bike lanes along the Vodden Street corridor.

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Government Releases Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement regarding the Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report.

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'We’ve got to slow down our drivers': Collingwood councillor advocates for photo radar pilot
SIMCOE
 

On a cold, snowy Saturday in December 2017, a driver raced along Findlay Drive, travelling more than 40 kilometres per hour above — or double — the posted limit.

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Council approves purchase of first new city buses in a decade
INTELLIGENCER
 

For the first time in more than a decade, Belleville Transit will purchase some new buses.

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779 charges issued during regional road safety campaign
CTV NEWS
 

Waterloo Regional Police, in partnership with the OPP, laid a total of 779 charges during their two-week road safety campaign.

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Photo radar coming to Caledon
CALEDON ENTERPRISE
 

Photo radar is coming to Caledon. The Region of Peel and Town of Caledon have identified six school zone locations in Caledon for as Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program. 

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City police launch three-month crackdown on lead-footed drivers
OTTAWA CITIZEN
 

Ottawa police officers have launched a three-month campaign dubbed Operation Overwatch aimed at putting the brakes on drivers using roads as speedways amid light traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Toronto to significantly ramp-up construction projects amid low vehicle traffic
CTV NEWS
 

The City of Toronto says it will use the lack of cars on the road as a result of COVID-19 to accelerate planned construction and maintenance across the city.

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Red-light cameras at Top 10 intersections would save lives, report says
WINDSOR STAR
 

Installing red-light cameras at Windsor’s 10 most dangerous intersections would prevent 15 fatalities or serious injuries over five years.

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Ottawa delays launch of photo radar in school zones due to COVID-19
CTV NEWS
 

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the brakes on photo radar in the City of Ottawa.

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OPP seeing a 'disturbing trend' of drug-impaired driving
ORILLA MATTERS
 

There are much fewer vehicles on the roads these days as non-essential businesses are shut down and many people are working from home during this global pandemic.

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COVID-19 ARTICLES
Are we witnessing the death of the car?
BBC NEWS
 

Cities around the world are seeing dwindling numbers of fossil-fuel powered cars on their streets, and many are planning to keep it that way after lockdowns ease.

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Police in Ontario clarify whether they're issuing tickets to cars with multiple passengers
CTV NEWS
 

Several police services in Ontario have clarified that they are not issuing tickets to vehicles where there is more than one passenger.

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Highway rehab, repairs continue as COVID-19 leads to less traffic on the road
ST.CATHERINES STANDARD
 

The effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and forced closure of businesses deemed non-essential is showing on Niagara's highways.

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Motorcyclists don't seem to be heeding COVID-19 warnings: OPP
ORILLA MATTERS
 

Despite daily reminders to Ontarians to stay home and avoid non-essential travel, a number of recent motorcycle sightings on Ontario Provincial Police-(OPP)-patrolled roads suggests that some motorcyclists may not be taking the message seriously. 

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Public transit prepping for new normal as cities and provinces start to reopen
CFJC TODAY
 

The gradual reopening of Canada’s economy will not mean business as usual for the country’s public transit agencies.

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Ministry of Labour identifies three COVID-19 site shutdowns
CONSTRUCT CONNECT
 

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has identified three of the five construction sites shut down for COVID-19-related health and safety violations as cited by Premier Doug Ford during his daily address April 3. 

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Toronto sees nearly 600% increase in stunt driving during coronavirus pandemic: police
GLOBAL NEWS
 

There has been a large spike in the number of stunt driving and speeding incidents on Toronto roads since coronavirus-related restrictions have taken effect, according to figures provided by the Toronto Police Service.

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City pedestrian signals reverting back to push button activation
GUELPH TODAY
 

City pedestrian crossings are reverting back to the way they used to be.

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City urged to think about people with disabilities in CurbTO plan to create space on sidewalks
CBC NEWS
 

An advocate is urging the City of Toronto to make sure its plan to ease sidewalk crowding takes into consideration the needs of people with disabilities amid COVID-19.

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Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.

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