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November 2019
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Why did our children stop walking to school?
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
 

According to Ontario’s transit agency Metrolinx, the percentage of 11- to 13-year-old students walking to school within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area nearly halved between 1986 and 2016, while the number of kids being driven in cars has nearly tripled.

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No change coming to hospital parking fees, province says
CBC NEWS
 

Ontario hospitals will keep their existing rules around parking lot rates as Quebec moves to lower or eliminate fees at its health facilities. 

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Get your Vehicle and your Mindset Ready for Winter Driving Conditions
NET NEWS LEDGER
 

Ontario hospitals will keep their existing rules around parking lot rates as Quebec moves to lower or eliminate fees at its health facilities. 

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Petition for new school bus lights
CTV NEWS
 

NORTH BAY – A petition to get yellow flashing lights on all school buses is now before the provincial government.

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Toronto lawyer pushing province to bring in 'Textalyzers' to catch texting drivers
CBC NEWS
 

A Toronto lawyer and prominent road safety advocate is pushing Ontario to implement a controversial technology that would allow police to test cellphones at the side of the road to see if drivers are using them behind the wheel.

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Toronto plan sets a goal to be autonomous vehicle-ready by 2022
ELECTRIC AUTONOMY
 

The tactical plan going before the city council at the end of October has the potential to be a road map for other Canadian cities

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How this insurer is using an online game format to reduce teen driver collisions
CANADIAN UNDERWRITER
 

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is using an online game format in an attempt to help reduce collisions among teen drivers.

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‘Stealthy’ electric vehicles face new safety rules that will make them heard
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
 

Brent Morrison was recently walking through a Safeway parking lot in Calgary, unaware that a Tesla electric vehicle was silently “stalking” him until he happened to turn and notice.

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OPP responds to 20 fatal off-road vehicle collisions this year, up 18 percent
BAY TODAY
 

The OPP has responded to 20 fatal off-road vehicle collisions this year, an 18 percent increase over the 17 fatal accidents at this time last year.

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Pedestrian fatalities on U.S. roads hit an almost 30-year high
CAPE BRETON POST
 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. traffic deaths fell 2.4% in 2018 to 36,560 although the number of pedestrians killed rose to its highest level in nearly three decades, the U.S. auto safety agency said Tuesday.

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Ontario Repairing Roads and Bridges to Get People Moving
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

TORONTO - The Ontario government is putting people first by helping municipalities make roads and bridges safer, while ensuring Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.

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OTC EVENTS
OTC Calendar of Events
 

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SAVE THE DATES!

  • OTC Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase
    June 7-9, 2020 | Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre, Collingwood, Ontario
  • Book 7 Training (Non Freeway) 
    Centre for Health & Safety (CHSI) | Mississauga, ON

    7 February 2020
    30 April 2020
    5 June 2020
    11 September 2020
    13 November 2020

  • Book 7 Training (Freeway)   
    12 March 2020 | Mississauga, ON
    Centre for Health & Safety (CHSI)

 
MUNICIPAL NEWS
MADD honours officers battling impaired driving
THE OBSERVER
 

Lambton OPP Const. Rick Mathieson calls watching for impaired drivers “hunting.”

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The car was seen on video driving along the sidewalk to get around traffic in Toronto neighbourhood
GLOBAL NEWS
 

A Toronto resident is shining light on traffic congestion in the city by posting a video on Twitter that shows a car driving up on a sidewalk in a residential area to get around stopped vehicles.

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Mississauga Has Ambitious Plans For Transit Growth
TORONTO STOREYS
 

Mississauga is preparing for growth, and transit is a big part of its future.

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New road safety campaign targets drivers as winter darkness sets in
CBC NEWS
 

A new road safety campaign launched by the city hopes to get Toronto drivers to "take another look" for pedestrians and cyclists as the clocks fall back an hour and days grow shorter.

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Ottawa’s proposed new ‘community safety zones’ include 8 roads near local schools
GLOBAL NEWS
 

City of Ottawa staff is looking to create eight more “community safety zones” across the city, which, if approved by the city council, would double fines for drivers caught speeding or driving carelessly in those areas.

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Owen Sound studying options to slow traffic in residential areas
THE SUN-TIMES
 

City hall is seeing a rise in complaints about vehicles travelling at excessive speeds in residential areas and near schools.

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Rural transit pilot project planned for Peterborough County
THE PETERBOROUGH COUNTY
 

New public transit service to Lakefield, Curve Lake, Ennismore and Bridgenorth could be starting next spring or summer as a three-year pilot project.

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Company's proposal would see two round trips daily between Owen Sound and Guelph
THE SUN-TIMES 
 

City council is set to vote Monday night on a staff recommendation to contract Voyago to provide a twice-daily round-trip bus service between Owen Sound and Guelph starting this January.

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New technology improving traffic flow on Huron Church Road
IHEART RADIO
 

WINDSOR -- Technology is helping to improve the traffic flow in Windsor.

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On-demand service earns Belleville Transit national recognition
THE INTELLIGENCER
 

Belleville Transit is an award winner. The city has been notified Belleville Transit will receive the Canadian Urban Transit Association’s (CUTA) Innovation in Transit Award for their on-demand transit service. 

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Orangeville Looks to Make School Cross Walks Safer
BAYSHORE BROADCASTING NEWS CENTRE
 

Council is discussing possible improvements to school crosswalks in town.

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Gatineau cyclists ticketed at a much higher rate
CBC NEWS
 

Cycling associations on both sides of the Ottawa River are struggling to explain why more tickets are being issued to Gatineau cyclists than their more numerous Ottawa counterparts.

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Brampton LRT construction to begin in 2020
IN BRAMPTON
 

The City of Brampton is excited by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx's announcement that Mobilinx has officially signed the contract to build, design, operate, finance and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.

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Blind River officially launches Ontario Active School program
ELLIOT LAKE TODAY
 

Armed with a $60,000 provincial government grant, officials with Blind River officially launched the town’s new Ontario Active School program.

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Kingston council to decide on red-light cameras in November 
GLOBAL NEWS
 

The City of Kingston hosted two public information sessions on Monday as the city considers whether to introduce red-light cameras at 10 intersections.

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Toronto city council votes to approve the Ontario government’s transit plan
GLOBAL NEWS
 

Toronto city council has voted to adopt four transit projects designed by the Doug Ford government.

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Oakville looks to expand on lower speed limits
IN HALTON
 

Oakville’s Engineering and Construction Department tabled a recommendation to council the area bound by Upper Middle Road, Third Line and Fourteen Mile Creek be added to the Neighbourhood 40km/h Speed Limit Pilot program.

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Could tolls be lifted on Durham highways? Ontario government studying the idea
DURHAM REGION
 

DURHAM — A study examining the removal or lowering of tolls on Durham highways should be completed by the end of the year.

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'There is no excuse': Halton police launch campaign aimed at distracted drivers
INSIDE HALTON
 

Halton police have announced that they will be coming down hard on distracted drivers as part of a new initiative.

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New transit network coming to Burlington
IN HALTON
 

Burlington is attempting to make improvements to transit, in an effort to make traversing the city more accessible for those who do not or choose not to drive a car.

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Brampton mayor wants CCTV cameras installed on Highways 410 and 403
CP24 NEWS
 

The mayor of Brampton is calling for the installation of closed-circuit cameras along two highways in the Peel region after fatal shootings in the past months. 

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