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Regina, Saskatoon all ears to solve urban transportation challenges

A new partnership aims to explore and pursue innovative solutions to urban transportation challenges facing Regina and Saskatoon.
A new partnership aims to explore and pursue innovative solutions to urban transportation challenges facing Regina and Saskatoon. Yin Zhi Liu / EyeEm / Getty Images

Regina and Saskatoon are teaming up to address urban transportation challenges.

Through a partnership, both municipal governments are calling on companies to pitch new approaches or technology solutions that will reduce reliance on personal vehicles and improve mobility around the two cities.

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“Saskatoon is home to so many innovative tech start-ups and companies and we have one of the fasting growing tech sectors in the country,” Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark said in a press release.

Clark added the partnership could help to leverage the talent and expertise in the province to address challenges in creating a connected, accessible community for all.

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Companies and participants are being asked to submit their proposals by May 13.

“We are interested in hearing diverse solutions and perspectives, while pursuing and incorporating modern, innovative technology,” Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said in a press release.

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A competitive process will select a winner, which will be announced this summer.

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