The smart cities concept is becoming more widely talked about and implemented. In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched its Smart City Challenge, which tasked mid-sized cities with developing ideas for an integrated, smart transportation system that would use data, applications and technology to help people and goods move quickly, cheaply and efficiently. […]
Canadian contractors fear the impending legalization of marijuana next year could undermine efforts to cut down on workplace accidents and enforce site safety rules. The federal government is pushing ahead with plans to legalize recreational marijuana, with new rules set to take effect by July 1. Read more.
The federal government has laid out a tough set of proposed new regulations to prohibit the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products that contain it, as well as the manufacture of products containing the cancer-causing mineral. Read more.
A multibillion-dollar proposal to connect Vancouver to the U.S. northwest by “ultra high-speed” rail appears to check off most, if not all, the boxes for funding consideration by Canada’s new infrastructure bank, argues a report commissioned by the Washington state government. Read more.