MONTRÉAL, Oct. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Innovations such as intelligent transportation systems play a major role in the evolution of our transportation network. New ways of using digital information and innovative communication technologies improve Canadians' well-being and help our economy.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, attended the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress today to highlight and discuss how leading-edge technologies are being developed to improve transportation around the world.
Minister Garneau chaired a roundtable session with industry and government leaders where he spoke about Transportation 2030, Canada's strategic plan for the future of transportation. The discussion focused on digital innovation and mobility and included leaders from the public and private sectors. The Minister also led a panel discussion and visited Canadian businesses exhibiting at the event.
The Government of Canada works with industry, academia and other levels of government to support innovation and encourage the development of new technologies. The ITS World Congress gathers key leaders from various fields such as technology, business, science, government, security and transportation.
"I am pleased that the 2017 Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress is being held in my hometown, especially this year as we celebrate its 375th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the Confederation. Today, I had the opportunity to have excellent exchanges with industry leaders and members of governments from around the world about the way new technologies are transforming transportation networks and services.
Innovation is key to achieving our Government's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change while ensuring safety, efficiency and economic growth. To that end, we are working with industry and other partners to promote research and development in new transportation technologies like drones, zero emission vehicles and connected and automated vehicles. Canadians rely on economically viable modes of transportation to travel and move commodities within the country and across our borders."
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
- The ITS World Congress held from October 30 to November 2 brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to address the challenges facing our mobile, connected societies today and in the future.
- ITS World Congress 2017
- Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada
- Transportation 2030 - A Strategic Plan for the Future of Transportation in Canada
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SOURCE Transport Canada
For further information: Delphine Denis, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700, [email protected]; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa,613-993-0055, [email protected]