TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister
of State (Transport) today addressed Canadian and international
delegates and exhibitors at the Intelligent Transportation Systems
Society of Canada's (ITS Canada) 16th Annual Conference and General Meeting, May 26-29.
"ITS is a clear example of innovation in action," said Minister
Fletcher. "The new and emerging technologies showcased provide
exciting solutions to help Canada's transportation sector better move
people and goods quickly, efficiently, safely and sustainably."
Intelligent transportation systems are a broad range of diverse
technologies used to make transportation systems safer, more efficient,
more reliable and more environmentally friendly, without necessarily
having to physically alter existing infrastructure. Transport Canada
has been promoting this technology aggressively and has provided more
than $40 million in support of intelligent transportation systems
projects and research in Canada.
"Incorporating new digital technologies through intelligent
transportation systems will create an unprecedented awareness about
what is happening throughout our transportation system at all times,
providing greater benefits for Canadians and Canadian businesses,"
added Minister Fletcher.
The Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada is a
professional non-profit society that fosters ITS applications, promotes
government-industry cooperation and strengthens the ITS industry.
Created in 1997, ITS Canada is recognized as the most knowledgeable
source for information on the intelligent transportation systems sector
in Canada. Transport Canada has worked closely with ITS Canada since
its inception and the two organizations continue to enjoy a strong
partnership as the organization grows.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Steven Fletcher
Minister of State (Transport)
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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