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Why Install Cameras

March 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Why Install Cameras

A study of the effect of cameras mounted at Calgary intersections since 2001 found that right angle crashes have dropped by 48.2 per cent over the six year period. Rear-end collisions have also been cut by 39.6 per cent. The study was done by Synectics Transportation Consultants and released by the Calgary Police Service.

Quebec-Ontario bridge still up in air

A decision on where to locate a new interprovincial bridge in Ottawa has been delayed again after a consultants’ recommendation ran into opposition from local communities. Roche-NCE consultants’ environmental studies had pinpointed Kettle Island for the crossing, but now the National Capital Commission has ordered studies of two other locations, at Lower Duck Island and McLaurin Bay, farther east.

High-speed rail study awarded

The EcoTrain Consortium, which includes the consulting engineering firms Dessau and MMM Group, has won a $3-million contract to update the feasibility studies for a high-speed rail line between Quebec City and Windsor, Ontario.


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