RSIP-ITR technology, research and study projects

The following tables set out the technology, research and study projects that have been approved for Rail Safety Improvement Program, infrastructure, technology and research (RSIP-ITR) funding, by province:

Alberta

Applicant Project Federal contribution 2017-18
(up to)
Federal contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
(up to)
Total federal contribution
(up to)
Alberta Transportation Research project on Near Miss Video Analysis at Alberta Rail Crossings. $40,000 $0.00 $40,000

Saskatchewan

Applicant Project Federal contribution 2017-18
(up to)
Federal contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
(up to)
Total federal contribution
(up to)
City of Saskatoon Technology for mile 0.73 Warman Subdivision - Saskatoon will retain an engineering consultant to design, supply and install a feasible and cost-effective Railway Crossing Information System (RCIS) and integrate it with the City's existing traffic management system, and other improvements. $32,000 $32,000 $64,000

Manitoba

Applicant Project Federal contribution 2017-18
(up to)
Federal contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
(up to)
Total federal contribution
(up to)
MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd. Researching and Developing Power Technologies for a Low-Cost Warning System. $5,000 $12,500 $17,500
MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd. Researching and Developing Train Detection Technologies for Low-Cost Warning System. $75,000 $20,000 $95,000
MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd. Researching and Developing Warning Options for a Low-Cost Warning System. $45,000 $19,000 $64,000
MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd. Researching and Developing Communication Technologies for a Low-Cost Warning System. $30,000 $11,250 $41,250

Ontario

Applicant Project Federal contribution 2017-18
(up to)
Federal contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
(up to)
Total federal contribution
(up to)
University of Waterloo Connected Vehicle (CV): developing and field testing several prototype user warning systems at the University of Alberta's CV test bed. $48,000 $64,000 $112,000
University of Waterloo GradeX: continuing University previous effort in further developing and refining Transport Canada's risk assessment and countermeasure analysis tool (GradeX). $113,064 $117,144 $230,208
University of Waterloo Development of a mobile data collection system to improve data updating and sharing of rail network inventory. $87,283.20 $87,283.20 $174,566.40
University of Waterloo Real-time safety automated video monitoring and conflict analysis using video technology and machine learning to identify high-risk conflicts and behavior and to develop effective safety treatments. $82,224 $78,144 $160,368
University of Waterloo Development of a Railway Network Screening Tool to prevent train derailment: Risk assessment and causality analysis of train derailments, including the development of quantitative risk models for derailment risk assessment, causality analysis of derailments, and evaluation of effectiveness of various countermeasures. $48,000 $72,000 $120,000

Quebec

Applicant Project Federal contribution 2017-18
(up to)
Federal contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
(up to)
Total federal contribution
(up to)
Via Rail The implementation of VIA's GPSTrain safety system in the Quebec City-Waterloo rail corridor. GPSTrain is a guidance system combining Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Global Positioning System (GPS) and Human Factors Engineering to improve the safety of railway operations. $322,500 $0.00 $322,500
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