Ontario’s Waterloo Region to Pearson Airport corridor is well established as a technology and jobs powerhouse but much more transit infrastructure is needed so it can reach its full potential, delegates at the CityAge conference in Toronto were told recently.
The "Airport Megazone" is especially underserviced, noted representatives of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in attendance at CityAge on Oct. 6. It is Canada's second largest employer — second only to downtown Toronto — supporting 332,000 jobs, but since the airport is regulated federally, it's a relative dead zone in terms of public transit, with 90 per cent of all trips to Pearson made via automobile, the representatives explained.Read more
Estonia, 2016-10-21 12:52 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On 21 October, in Allika Industrial Park, located in Saku Rural Municipality on the border of Tallinn, the cornerstone was laid to two important buildings: the production and storage facilities of HE and the production and storage building of Stera Group, the commercial producer of mechanical and electromechanical devices and components. In total, 12,700 m2 of floor area for various purposes will be constructed.Read more
Taiwan’s electronic toll collection system was honored for advancing cutting-edge smart transportation technologies by the Washington, D.C.-headquartered International Road Federation at the 2016 Global Road Achievement Awards Oct. 18 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Developed by Taipei City-based Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co. Ltd., ETC won the Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems prize, with IRF President and CEO Patrick Sankey describing it as a “pioneering system” that has set a new bar in free-flow toll collection.Read more
As renovations continue at the old King Edward School in South Calgary, which is being converted into an "incubator" space for professional artists to work and collaborate, dozens of tenants have now signed on to be part of the project.
Dubbed cSPACE, the conversion of the century-old sandstone school has been in the works for years, and is now approaching completion.Read more
Amazon.com Inc.'s three Central Ohio data centers for cloud computing and storage are operational as of this week, the company and state officials said Monday.
The Amazon Web Services centers in Dublin, Hilliard and New Albany are among 38 data center campuses – Amazon calls them "availability zones" consisting of one or more buildings – in 14 geographic regions globally; four more regions are set for launch this year.Read more
The Dutch city of Eindhoven is introducing participatory planning that will allow its residents to be part of a new 15-year smart city project.
Called, ‘Roadmap Urban Lighting Eindhoven 2030’, it includes the development of new lighting applications in public spaces, such as connected LED street lighting, and the maintenance and management of public lighting in the municipality. The consortium starts work in the autumn of 2016 in five selected pilot areas across the city.Read more
More and more of us are switching to LED bulbs in our homes - now a Queensland research team led by QUT scientists wants Australia's street lights to be switched over to LEDs.
A 12-month LED street lighting trial in Brisbane, Ipswich and Townsville has just wrapped up, with great results for the environment and the public purse.Read more
As Montreal's original Metro cars are being gradually pulled out of service, at least a few of the 50-year-old cars will be getting second lives.
As part of an event celebrating the Metro's 50 years, the STM recently announced seven projects it has tentatively approved after putting out a call for proposals this spring.Read more
TAIPEI--Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said Thursday that he considers the Netherlands to be an excellent model for Taipei to learn from and plans to visit the country next year.
Shortly after winning the mayoral election in November 2014, Ko said Taipei would overtake Singapore within eight years, but changed his mind after six months in office.Read more
The federal, provincial and municipal governments have combined to support a pilot program that will help match immigrant entrepreneurs in New Brunswick with business owners looking to sell.
“Succession Connect” is expected to address two high priority issues: an aging workforce looking to retire, and the need to attract immigrants to the province.Read more