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Understanding AVs' impacts on infrastructure

November 10, 2017 -

If you thought Uber was a disruptor, wait until automated vehicles (AV) backed by smartphone apps for "mobility on demand" begin to eat into taxi and public bus services in the early 2020s, then begin to disrupt car ownership in the late 2020s. How this could impact municipal infrastructure is at...

Categories: National, News

VIDEO: Preparing for Vehicle Automation

November 10, 2017 -

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario has released a video on the integration of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in conjunction with the release of its report Ontario Must Prepare for Vehicle Automation: How Skilled Governance Can Influence its Outcome. The report discusses how and...

Categories: ReNew Canada Blog

Renewed hope for EA reform

September 1, 2017 -

By Andy Manahan and Paul Knowles When a strong political figure like Glen Murray leaves a cabinet portfolio such as the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), it is possible that the disruption can set back the policy reform agenda. Murray deserves praise for his commitment to...

Categories: Features

Ontario municipalities plead for stormwater infrastructure funding: report

July 6, 2017 -

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), and the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) have released a joint-report entitled Weathering the Storms: Municipalities Plead for Stormwater Infrastructure...

Categories: News, Ontario

Ontario's budget provides positive outlook

April 28, 2017 -

There were no real expectations for pomp and circumstance for the infrastructure industry as Charles Sousa delivered his 2017 Budget for Ontario. After all, the expansive spending for infrastructure had already been announced as part of the province’s long-term infrastructure plan, and a steady stream...

Categories: Features

Excess soils could fill the Rogers Centre 16 times: report

April 28, 2017 -

Ontario’s robust construction activity generated enough excess soil in one year to fill 16 Rogers Centres in Toronto, according to a report released today by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). In the “2017 Update: Quantification of Excess Construction Soils in...

Categories: News, Ontario

Opposing views on private infrastructure funding

March 16, 2017 -

*The following is CUPE national president Mark Hancock’s Closing Shot on building infrastructure with private funding, which appeared in the January/February 2017 edition of ReNew Canada. The column is followed by a response from Andy Manahan, executive director of the RCCAO, which appeared as the...

Categories: Features

RCCAO and MEA’s 2017 Environmental Bill of Rights Application

February 22, 2017 -

On February 3, 2017 a joint application by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) was hand delivered to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The application, under section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, calls for...

Categories: News, Ontario

Road tolls are inevitable for Toronto and Canada

February 7, 2017 -

When Premier Kathleen Wynne closed the door on Toronto Mayor John Tory’s plan to toll the city’s two main arteries to downtown – the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway -- an opportunity was lost. For now. The truth is road tolls are inevitable for Toronto, as well as other major...

Categories: Features

Mayor Crombie, Councillor Colle headline tolls discussion

February 2, 2017 -

After the controversy surrounding the decision by Queen's Park to not allow tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto, public awareness and debate about road tolls in the GTA has been increasing. The Empire Club of Canada is presenting a panel discussion called "For Whom...

Categories: News, Ontario

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