RSIP-ITR – Technology, research and study projects

The following tables set out the technology, research and study projects that have been approved for RSIP-ITR funding, by province:

Alberta

Applicant Project Federal Contribution 2017-18
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Federal Contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
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Total Federal Contribution
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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
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Federal Contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
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Total Federal Contribution
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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
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Federal Contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
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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
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Federal Contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
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Total Federal Contribution
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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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