Feds invest in traffic management around Port of Montreal

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

MONTREAL – The federal government will be spending $7 million on a project to improve traffic flows around the Port of Montreal.

The project is designed to reduce congestion on the municipal roads around the port.

It will include installing sensors to collect data, along with the development of infrastructure for sharing and distributing data; tools for decision-making, supervision and scenario development; systems that will anticipate impacts and disturbances.

The project will also see the installation of dynamic display screens on the streets and the introduction of information tools for users.

The project is being undertaken as part of the National Trade Corridors Fund, which addresses transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities and congestion along Canada’s trade corridors.

“Our government is investing in Canada’s economy by making improvements to our trade and transportation corridors,” said transport minister Marc Garneau.

“We are supporting projects which help move goods efficiently to market and people to their destinations…and ensure that Canada’s transportation networks remain competitive and efficient.”