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Today's Trucking
There's some room for improvement in the towing industry in Ontario. There's a patchwork of regulation in the province, made up of 444 municipalities, most of which do not have towing regulations. (Even the handful that do, are not harmonized).
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Crowd-source bus routes: Dan Lopes's Big Idea
Toronto Star
What if you could crowd-source demand for custom bus routes across the GTA for daily use by commuters? Subscribers could then take one bus directly from home to work rather than sitting in their cars in traffic or taking long, roundabout trips on crowded public transit?
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Go With Natural Gas workshop covers pros and cons of adopting the alternative fuel
Truck News
Being cheap, plentiful and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel, natural gas is becoming more and more attractive to fleet operators, but many in the industry still have questions about how it can best be used. In an attempt to provide some answers, Go With Natural Gas, a collaborative industry-government initiative, has been holding a series of information seminars across the country.
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Bluetooth vehicle tracking could soon be on Windsor streets
CBC News
Bluetooth technology is being used by Ontario's Ministry of Transportation to predict traffic flow, and the ministry wants to use it to estimate border wait times. In Windsor, ON, city council approved permits for the ministry to install tracking equipment on streetlights and lampposts on streets leading to the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.
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In defence of escorted tours
Telegraph
There are several aspects of travel that annoy me no end: airports' obsession with deodorant, notes in bathrooms urging me to help the hotel save the planet, food poisoning. Few things, though, irritate me as much as the contumely heaped generally upon escorted tours and specifically on coach holidays.
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Groups Shouldn't Stay Anywhere Else!

There is no better way to visit Atlantic City - by yourself or with a group - than by bus or motor coach. Hop on one with one of the participating bus companies and you'll receive front-door service to Resorts Casino Hotel.
 


Guelph looking to become a major sports tourism hub
Guelph Mercury
Within the next five years, the City of Guelph could become known as a location for host major international sporting events, says Tom Kendall. The University of Guelph athletic director sits on the regional Sports Tourism Advisory Committee, which is currently developing a strategy to attract more major sports events to the area.
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Orillia preparing to host Winter Games
Orillia Packet and Times
While the Olympic Winter Games are captivating audiences at the moment, organizers of the Ontario Winter Games are preparing to welcome the province's best athletes to the region in less than two weeks. Muskoka, which includes the communities of Bracebridge, Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lake of Bays and Muskoka Lakes, is the official host for the games, but Orillia and Oro-Medonte will also host events over the four days.
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Ottawa wants Hamilton and Burlington to take over lift bridge
CBC News
The federal government wants the cities of Hamilton and Burlington to take over operation and ownership of the Burlington Canal lift bridge. Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, penned a letter to Mayor Bob Bratina recently. The ministry wants to "divest of the bridge," she wrote, and wants the two cities to discuss it with her staff.
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NDP MPP 7: Freebie fiasco erodes trust in Metrolinx
Toronto Sun
Metrolinx's freebie ticket fiasco has eroded public trust in the organization which now seeks about $2 billion a year in new taxes, tolls or fees to pay for massive transportation expansion in the Toronto region, NDP MPP Rosario Marchese says.

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This winter, the MTO has fined all of its 21 highway contractors
The Manitoulin Expositor
It was recently reported that all of Ontario's 21 area maintenance providers had been fined due to poor performance standards, according to Ministry of Transportation (MTO) audits, among them Manitoulin and Sudbury roads contractor DBi Services.

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Lessons learned in bus tours
By Jack Webber
I have learned a few things during my many years as a motorcoach driver, and I would like to pass some of them on in the hope that others will learn from my mistakes.

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Tourism partners
TBNewswatch
Paul Pepe says a new interactive tourism website stamped with the National Geographic brand could deliver plenty of tourists to both Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Minnesota. More than 50 stakeholders on both sides of the border are taking part in the Heart of the Continent initiative, which when completed later this year will include an in-depth interactive website complete with mobile app designed to promote the region's tourism assets and geographic character.
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