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    Transport Quebec launching radio station with traffic updates in Montreal

     

    By Andy Riga,

    Gazette Transportation Reporter, Montreal Gazette

    September 2, 2010 2:02 PM

     

    Transport Quebec is working on a project that would use radio signals to deliver traffic information to motorists in the Montreal area.

     

    But for now, the provincial department is not ready to say whether the new radio station will feature live traffic reports or recordings about road work and other disruptions.

     

    Radio Canada reports that Transport Quebec will erect 13 antennas in the region and broadcast at 910 on the AM dial, at a cost of about $2 million.

     

    Transport Quebec spokesperson Mario St. Pierre confirmed the department is working on a project but would not comment on the deatails.

     

    "We don't have a date yet," he said of the system's launch.

     

    ariga@thegazette.canwest.com

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    After loosing 940AM's excellent traffic reporting, I have had to make due with (shudder) CJAD for the last few years. Let's hope this gets off the ground ASAP.

     

    One other request for Transports Quebec: how about "unlocking" all of the traffic webcams? As it stands now, their site only gives access to a fraction of the webcams they have installed. The others are only accessible for the press.

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    L'autoroute Metropolitaine est congestionne sur tout sa longeur

     

    L'autoroute Decarie est congestionne sur tout sa longeur

     

    L'autoroute 20 ouest est congestionne de Turcot a l'autoroute 13 et entre les boulevards des Sources et Saint-Charles

     

    L'autoroute des Laurentides est congestionne jusqu'au... Saint-Jerome?

     

     

    day after day after day, they can record it on tape and play it on a loop :D

     

    After loosing 940AM's excellent traffic reporting, I have had to make due with (shudder) CJAD for the last few years. Let's hope this gets off the ground ASAP.

     

    One other request for Transports Quebec: how about "unlocking" all of the traffic webcams? As it stands now, their site only gives access to a fraction of the webcams they have installed. The others are only accessible for the press.

     

    It would be even more interesting for me to see them give video instead of just still images... makes it much clearer and obvious the flow. Maybe get an account on YouTube so that the bandwidth costs do not come on taxpayers :)

     

    Has anyone noted that the "live traffic" feature seems to be working in Montreal on Google Maps? See: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Montreal,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Quebec,+Canada&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.902929,135.263672&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FQNptgIdvqad-w&split=0&hq=&hnear=Montreal,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Quebec,+Canada&t=h&z=11&layer=t

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    Doesn't seem to be all that accurate though.

     

     

    The traffic flows provided by Google Maps is based on the users of Google maps.

     

    when you activate the my location option on google maps on your cell phone, it sends little bit of data to google, whichs uses it to provide you with the map, navigation and to calculate the traffic flow.

     

    In certain cases, this is really accurate if the number of users is high, and it also allows you to see traffic flows on main roads in the city, whereas most DOT only provide flow for highways.

     

    The drawback is if there are not enough users for certain stretch, you either have no data, or data that is not always reliable

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