New Brunswick has become a leader in Atlantic Canada in the promotion and use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS).
ITS uses advanced or emerging technologies in transportation to save lives, time, money, energy and the environment. It covers all modes, including ground transportation such as private automobiles, commercial vehicles, and public transit, and also rail, marine, and air.
The New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure believes that ITS technology can enhance accessibility, safety, security, efficiency and sustainability in transportation. The department sees ITS as an excellent tool in our work to build strategic infrastructure and enhance innovation in the province.
ITS provides an opportunity to improve road safety and emergency response in a rural environment, improve accessibility for tourism, improve efficiency for intermodal facilities, commercial vehicles and border crossings, and can increase economic prosperity in the region.