February 4, 2005
Federal, Alberta governments fund road weather sensors
Ottawa, Ontario – The governments of Alberta and Canada announced new funding for Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Alberta. Under the agreements, the governments of Canada and Alberta will each contribute $652,400 for the acquisition and installation of 19 Road Weather Information System stations along the National Highway System in Alberta. An additional $500,000 will be provided by both the Government of Canada and the province with its partners, for Intelligent Transportation Systems research and development.
“By collecting data from sensors along Alberta’s highways, the Road Weather Information System will help the province’s road authorities make informed decisions regarding snow and ice control resulting in safer roadways and less damage to the environment,” said Environment Minister St