DURHAM RTDS Announces Update to the Safe & Accessible Transportation Challenge

In May 2022, in collaboration with the Durham RTDS, the Region of Durham launched the “Safe and Accessible Transportation” Challenge to support the Durham Vision Zero Strategic Road Safety Action Plan—Durham Region’s initiative for creating safer roads for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Parsons Corporation, in partnership with AutoGuardian by SmartCone, were the successful applicants for this challenge.

Dynamic Curve Warning Challenge​

Similar to the province, where 81 per cent of the census areas in Ontario are rural, the majority of Durham’s vast 2,500 km2 are also rural. This is similar across the province with 81 per cent of the census areas in Ontario classified as rural. The Region of Durham is launching a challenge to innovators and businesses under the theme to address Safe and Accessible transportation in rural areas. Through Durham Vision Zero Strategic Road Safety Action Plan, Durham Region is working to create safer roads for drivers in our rural areas.

Mobile Air Quality Monitoring For Emergency Vehicles Challenge

The “Mobile Air Quality Monitoring For Emergency Vehicles Challenge” called for a mobile air quality monitoring system that enables Region of Durham Paramedic Services to monitor air quality at high levels of spatial resolution across Durham Region. This will enable Durham Region to better understand hot spots for air pollution within the region.

Enabling Intelligent Transit Stops Challenge

The “Enabling Intelligent Transit Stops” Challenge called for a detection and communication system for transit stops that enables Durham Region Transit to understand passenger behaviour at transit stops and improve overall customer experience.

Safe and Accessible Transportation Challenge

Parsons Corporation, in partnership with AutoGuardian By SmartCone, was awarded the challenge. The Safe and Accessible Transportation Challenge called for technology solutions to make intersections in the Durham Region safer by increasing driver awareness of pedestrians and cyclists.