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Department of Transport of Canada

09/06/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/06/2019 10:57

Transport Canada invests in road safety

September 6, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Transport Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to improving road safety and keeping Canadians safe, which is why it invests in new safety initiatives that can make a difference.

Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced amendments to the Road Safety Transfer Payment Program that will provide up to $43.2 million over three years, dedicated to road safety. This is an increase of $30 million over previous levels.

The amendments will allow Transport Canada to fund projects that:

  • Promote road safety;
  • Reduce road-related collisions, injuries, and fatalities; and
  • Encourage harmonization with provincial and territorial road safety initiatives.

The increased funding also establishes a new way for Transport Canada to fund and support the design, testing, and integration of safety-enhancing automated and connected vehicle technologies, as well as the development of national regulations.

In addition to providing funding to provincial and territorial governments, the amended program makes funding available to non-governmental organizations, academia, and safety organizations to support road safety objectives.