ITS technologies include sensor and control systems, advanced communications methods, and computer informatics. These technologies are already benefiting businesses and the travelling public. For example, in Saskatoon an advanced traffic management system is minimizing traffic congestion, alerting crews to accidents and providing drivers with up-to-date road information. In Vancouver, new software has enhanced monitoring of the movement of dangerous goods in and out of port jurisdictions, enabling authorities to locate these goods more quickly.
ITS is just one of a number of areas in which the Government of Canada's Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program (SHIP) is investing. SHIP is a $600 million program that has the Government of Canada