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Canadian Urban Transit Association

Submission — Canadian Urban Transit Association

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Submitter(s): Leclerc, Patrick

Summary: R&D and Innovation can lead to higher productivity and efficiency when applied and adequately supported. In order to achieve positive results and foster innovation, the government must have an inclusive approach when designing its R&D programs so that they respond to the needs and realities of all industries. CUTA believes that standards programs and targeted R&D, which address unique Canadian requirements and could be exported internationally, should be developed. Partnerships between industry, government and academia would lead to internationally recognized public transit R&D and solidify current R&D investments by industry in Canada and encourage new investments by other companies. CUTA is pleased to play an instrumental role in representing the public transit sector in this context.

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