Blainville, Quebec – The federal government will spend $14.2 million to improve Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Test Centre, which is used to test vehicle crashworthiness and safety standard compliance.

The centre, located in Blainville, Quebec, is the only facility of its kind in Canada and has been in operation since 1978. The centre is government-owned and contractor-operated.

The improvements will update  the centre and expand test capability to address emerging opportunities to reduce road safety risks. Findings are shared with the automotive industry to help reduce road casualties. In particular, the improvements include updating the test track and propulsion system, new laboratory space for testing in support of developing new regulations aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian, cyclist and motorcycle casualties, and repaving the surrounding roads.

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