June 7, 2005

Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invest $876,000 in intelligent transportation systems

Ottawa, Ontario – The office of the federal Minister of Transport, along with Saksatchewan Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag, have announced a contribution agreement between the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan for the deployment of intelligent transportation systems in the province. Under the agreement, the two governments will each contribute approximately $438,000.

The systems consist of a broad range of technologies designed to make transportation safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly.

The first project involves the installation of three remote vehicle inspection stations, in Carlyle, Weyburn and Prince Albert, which use weigh-in-motion technology to measure commercial vehicles without requiring them to stop at roadside weigh stations. It also allows enforcement agencies to pre-screen vehicles for compliance with provincial regulations.

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