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May 25, 2015

Minister Raitt addresses participants at 2015 Canadian Transportation Research Forum

OTTAWA, Ont.--The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, addressed participants at the Canadian Transportation Research Forum's 50th annual conference about the importance of preparing for future challenges and ensuring that the industry and government can adapt to a changing transportation sector. The Minister discussed the importance of addressing future challenges through research and development and highlighted Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program and also support for ACTIVE-AURORA, which is Canada's first connected vehicles test bed. Through the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program, the government works with industry to evaluate new safety and environmental technologies for passenger cars and trucks. The Minister also outlined projects and initiatives that support Canada's transportation systems, including the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund,