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November 2020
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Ontario Launching COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

The Ontario government is providing up to $1.05 billion in combined federal-provincial funding through the new COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream to build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities.

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Safe x Connected Cities Accelerator program, powered by Highline Beta, is open for applications
NEWSWIRE
 

Highline Beta and founding partner Aviva Canada have opened applications for the Safe x Connected Cities Accelerator. This applies to any startup that can effect meaningful change and improve road safety across Canada. 

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Pedal To The Metal: Ontario Accelerates Transit And Highway Infrastructure Projects 
MONDAQ
 

On October 22, 2020, Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney (Minister), introduced Bill 222, Ontario Rebuilding and Recovery Act, 2020 (Act) for first reading in the Ontario legislature.

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Government of Canada investing in new projects that improve road safety for Canadians 
NEWSWIRE
 

The Government of Canada is committed to improving road safety and keeping Canadians safe, which is why it is increasing its investments in new road safety initiatives.

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Waymo Seeks to Calm Doubts About Driverless Cars With Data Trove
BNN BLOOMBERG
 

Autonomous vehicle developers have so far operated without shared industry standards for safety and with minimal oversight from state and federal governments. Waymo, saying that it is seeking to revive a  conversation around these issues, on Friday released a trove of safety data for its fleet of robo-taxis in Arizona.

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POLL: Even with reduced in-class school attendance, school zone traffic safety has not improved, parents report
NEWSWIRE
 

While more than one-quarter of Canadian elementary-school children are no longer travelling to school regularly this fall, a majority of parents report that school zone traffic congestion and driver behaviour have either worsened or not improved.

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Report: Preventing distracted driving in the workplace should be a priority
INSURANCE BUSINESS CANADA
 

A new report is calling for companies – particularly trucking firms – to establish distracted driving policies to protect employees.

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Sondors is releasing a line of electric mopeds at an unbeatable price
INPUT MAG
 

Electric bike manufacturer Sondors is dropping a line of electric mopeds next year known as the MadMods. The mopeds feature full-suspension frames with dual front and rear shocks and, thanks to the large 48 V / 21Ah battery, have an estimated range of 40-60 miles depending on how much you pedal.

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Powered by global-leading networks and digital innovation, TELUS delivers new Smart City solutions to enhance safety, efficiency, and sustainability for Canadian communities
STOCKHOUSE
 

From intelligent traffic systems and connected street lights to advanced artificial intelligence that provides insights to create smarter city planning, TELUS Smart City solutions enable municipalities of any size to improve the lives of their citizens.

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Ontario Seeking Feedback on Improving Transportation in the Northeast
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

Ontario is launching an online survey as part of its commitment to improving passenger rail and bus services between Toronto, North Bay, Timmins and Cochrane. 

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Oslo police seize e-scooter that can go 3x the speed limit - 58km/hr
TIMES OF INDIA
 

The electric scooter was seized during a control program Monday in downtown Oslo in a joint operation with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration during which two electric scooters were stopped on suspicion of illegal speeding.

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MULRONEY AND SURMA: Keep our young drivers and roads safe from aggressive driving
TORONTO SUN
 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario has seen an alarming increase in stunt driving and street racing incidents, especially among young drivers.

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The Future Of Autonomous Driving: Impact On Business, Workforce And Societies
THE RITZ HERALD
 

Right from the first time when vehicles were first produced, someone has always been behind the wheels, monitoring and controlling its operations. However, this phenomenon is set to change with the advancements in Autonomous Driving. 

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The other side of the pandemic: fewer traffic deaths
OTTAWA CITIZEN
 

Traffic deaths across Canada plummeted by 34 percent as the country went into lockdown at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, newly released international data reveals. Traffic-related injuries also decreased.

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Operation Impact Seeks to Reduce Road Fatalities in Ontario
NET NEWS LEDGER
 

“With three months to go in what continues to be an exceptionally difficult year for people, every driver and — where seat belt use is concerned — passenger, is in a position to stop the senseless loss of life on our roads. 

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OTC EVENTS
OTC Calendar of Events
 

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    • November 19, 2020
    • December 3, 2020
    • January 21, 2021
    • February 18, 2021
    • March 18, 2021
    • April 22, 2021
    • May 20, 2021
    • June 17, 2021
    • July 15, 2021
    • August 12, 2021
    • September 16, 2021
    • October 21, 2021
    • November 18, 2021
    • December 9, 2021
 
MUNICIPAL NEWS
Committee endorses lowering citywide speed limit from 50 to 40 km/h
WINDSOR STAR
 

Windsor should slash the citywide speed limit from 50 km/h to 40, with exceptions made only for major roads, a committee of the council determined Wednesday in a 4-1 vote.

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The city of Toronto launches Vision Zero Be Safe campaign to caution road users to stay alert and obey the rules of the road
CITY OF TORONTO
 

The City of Toronto launched a city-wide public education campaign today to remind all road users – pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers – to exercise caution, stay alert and obey the rules of the road as traffic volumes continue to rise and as many students have now returned to school.

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Traffic roundabout recommended for Egremont and Nauvoo roads
THE OBSERVER
 

Warwick Township Mayor Jackie Rombouts knows how dangerous the busy intersection at Egremont and Nauvoo roads can be.

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London Transit says it needs to start work on 2021 expansion now, despite budget uncertainty
THE LONDON FREE PRESS
 

London’s transit agency is planning to add 24,000 new hours of bus service and seven new buses next year, despite new financial forecasts showing a $1-million shortfall even in light of an influx of senior government funding.

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Tiny shoreline residents move from beach and parking concerns to road issues with a new survey
MIDLAND TODAY
 

Shoreline residents are upset, but this time it's about something they profess is on them.

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Roundabout proposed for Edward and Redwood intersection in Thunder Bay 
CBC NEWS
 

A proposal to build a roundabout at Edward Street and Redwood Avenue in Thunder Bay will get a look over by city councillors.

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Toronto police issue more than 10,000 tickets in back-to-school blitz
TORONTO.COM
 

Toronto police issued more than 10,000 tickets over a month-long back-to-school blitz to ensure the safety of children, pedestrians and cyclists.

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Here’s a look at Toronto’s 1st self-driving shuttle bus
GLOBAL NEWS
 

Its name is Olli 2.0 and it will be Toronto’s first-ever automated, driverless shuttle bus when it arrives in the spring of 2021.

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Puslinch councillor wants a community safety zone for Brock Road
GUELPH TODAY
 

A Puslinch councillor wants the County of Wellington to establish a community safety zone in Aberfoyle.

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345 tickets handed out to drivers in Chatham-Kent long weekend blitz
WINDSOR CTV NEWS
 

Chatham-Kent police officers were out in full force over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, handing out a total of 345 tickets.

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City working to make Mississauga more accessible for pedestrians
INSAUGA.COM
 

In order to help identify gaps in its pedestrian network, the City is seeking resident feedback through an online survey, as well as a virtual public information session. 

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Council gives green light to parking changes
BARRIE TODAY
 

Parking in Barrie is on its way to becoming easier and more convenient. The 2020 Parking Strategy was approved at last evening’s City Council meeting.

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Guelph Transit could save money by replacing some buses with on-demand rides, report says
GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE
 

City staff say changing the Hanlon Creek Business Park route to microtransit would save the city more than $200k annually.

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MiWay Furthers the City’s Commitment to Climate Change with First-Ever 60 Foot Hybrid-Electric Buses in Ontario
CITY OF MISSISSAUGA
 

MiWay announced the introduction of 11 new, second-generation 60 foot hybrid-electric buses that are convertible to full battery power, helping to reduce the environmental impacts of public transit – advancing the City of Mississauga’s commitment to zero-emission buses in its fleet. 

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Toronto Looking to Cut Congestion with 500 ‘Smart’ Traffic Signals
TORONTO STOREYS
 

The City of Toronto is looking to improve the lives of drivers by installing hundreds of “smart” traffic signals that will help cut down on congestion.

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DPS reminding residents of bike safety
DRYDEN NOW
 

Officers with the Dryden Police Service are reminding residents to be aware and cautious of children who are travelling to and from their school on bikes.

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