The impacts of urban traffic congestion on delay, fuel use and the cost of doing business in Canada are immense but difficult to measure. In partnership with provincial and territorial transportation agencies, Transport Canada is using probe-based traffic speed data to calculate a travel time index for 56 key trade corridors in 30 large urban areas. This index is an important tool to help quantify congestion and its economic impacts.
Originally presented Thursday, September 10, 2020
Jeffrey Salvail, Transport Canada
Jeff works at the intersection of data and policy, providing evidence-based analysis related to goods movement on highways, the relationship between urban mobility and international trade, and innovation in first-mile/last-mile deliveries.
Matthew Lesniak, Transport Canada
Matthew applies his expertise in urban mobility, congestion and last-mile deliveries to the analysis of datasets for freight transportation on roads and highways.
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