Acknowledgement and Special Thanks



The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is grateful for the support of the project partners:

The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

CUTRIC supports projects that develop the next-generation of mobility and transportation technologies for Canadians. These advancements help grow the low-carbon and “smart” technology eco-system in the country, leading to job growth and economic development over the long-term.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)

The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community.


Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was crazy talk, but somehow this community managed to pull it off.

Research conducted by Prism Economics and Analysis:

OSPE appreciates the input of the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario.