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Government of Canada invests in transportation in port of Montreal to move goods to market

Christian Fernsby ? | December 31, 2020

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced a new investment of £7 million for a project to implement a traffic management and optimization system in the municipal road corridors adjacent to the Port of Montreal.

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This new system will enhance the existing transportation system and reduce traffic congestion around Canada's second-largest port.

Topics: Canada Montreal The project includes: - Acquiring and installing sensors and devices to collect data;
- Developing and implementing infrastructure for sharing and distributing data;
- Developing tools for decision support, supervision and scenario development;
- Developing systems that will anticipate impacts and disturbances; and
- Installing dynamic display screens on the streets and introducing information tools for users.

These investments have significant economic benefits for Canadians which will contribute to the economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Trade Corridors Fund is a merit-based program which provides funding for the investment in critical assets that support economic activity, and the movement of goods and people in Canada. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects which contribute most to Canada's success in international trade.

Trade diversification is a key component of the National Trade Corridors Fund, through projects that: improve the performance of the transportation system to increase the value and volume of goods exported from Canada to overseas markets; and generate new overseas trade as a result of the investment. ?

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