A Primer on Driverless and Connected Vehicles

Driverless vehicles, otherwise known as autonomous, automated or self-driving cars, are no longer science fiction. Several companies around the world are testing both driverless and so-called “connected” vehicles. Canadian consumers can currently access vehicles with low levels of automation and connectivity. On 20 September 2016, the United States Department of Transportation unveiled guidelines for the…

Canadian Pacific rail train, photo taken from Wikimedia commons

The Canada Transportation Act Review and the Next Decade of Transportation Policy

Allison Padova Social Affairs, Health and Infrastructure Section An efficient transportation system is an important enabler of economic growth, higher standards of living and environmental benefits. It provides jobs, moves goods and connects people. In Canada, the transportation sector moves more than $1 trillion worth of goods each year. Transportation and logistics industries collectively contribute…

Peace Tower close-up of clock face with detail, Parliament of Canada

Public Infrastructure in Canada

Jed Chong Allison Padova Social Affairs, Health and Infrastructure Section   Public infrastructure is vital to all Canadians, every day. Public infrastructure can include common-use structures, such as roads, airports and ports, as well as vehicles, for instance, those used for public transit and commercial air, rail, and marine transportation services. Other kinds of public…