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Canada: Taking road and highway congestion seriously

CPCS experts help the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) combat highway congestion by identifying top traffic bottlenecks in Canada. The challenge Highway congestion in Canada costs people billions of dollars every year. Canadians lose countless of hours behind the wheel — hours that could be used to be productive at work. This is not to mention […]

Alberta: Transit solutions to reduce congestion in Banff

CPCS considers options for adding rail and bus transit from Calgary to Banff as congestion exceeds road capacity. The challenge As Canada’s oldest national park becomes increasingly popular, congestion from Calgary to Banff just keeps getting worse. Visitors can expect longer travel times, more greenhouse gas emissions, increased traffic in wildlife corridors and an overall […]

North America: Tracking the Great Lakes with Blue Accounting

CPCS supports the Blue Accounting initiative to track performance of binational maritime system. The challenge Blue Accounting is a data-driven initiative put together by local governors to provide cutting-edge information services about the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Maritime system. The movement aims to gather data on three broad objectives: Increase maritime trade and […]

Canada: Readying the Canada Port Authorities for modernization

Transport Canada chooses CPCS experts to inspire Modernization Review for Canada Port Authorities. The challenge Canada Port Authorities (CPAs) manage 17 of the country’s most strategic ports. They are important enablers of Canadian trade. Ensuring that CPAs can continue to support the competitiveness of the country’s economy by facilitating the movement of goods and passengers […]

Ontario: Traffic projections for a federal bridge corporation

Statistical model shows how traffic projections and bridge utilization impact toll revenues for two competing bridge operators.  The challenge The new Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB) coming in 2024 will connect Detroit and Windsor by linking I-75 and I-96, Michigan with Highway 401, Ontario. But will traffic projections on the GHIB impact a longstanding Ontario-Michigan […]

Halifax: Case for a commuter rail saved millions of dollars

Halifax Regional Municipality confidently reviewed its options for a commuter rail project based on feasibility study and clear costs. The challenge The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) wanted to know if a commuter rail service would be a viable alternative to road transport. So the municipality hired CPCS to find out. “Market and financial uncertainty are […]