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A critique of The Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Response to the 2018 Highway Truck Parking Study,
and an Action Plan for Discussion
About this report: This brief update report builds on work completed by SPR in 2018, and the extensive contributions of trucking stakeholders including drivers who participate in that study. See No Place to Sleep, No Place to Rest for details. The focus of this 2021 report is on the MTO response to the 2018 report, and directions needed for solving the truck parking shortage going forward.
Acknowledgments: Thanks are due to many who contributed to our 2021 update report. Particular thanks are due to the 2,300+ drivers, and hundreds of other individuals, and also municipalities which contributed to the original 2018 analysis. As well, we would like to express particular thanks to Cam Wooley (Formerly of OPP Commercial Vehicle Division and CTV) for his comments and suggestions. We would also like to thank Dr. Ron Knipling, President, Safety for the Long-Haul Inc. for his suggestions. Dr. Phil Bigelow, University of Waterloo and many others also have also provided improved understandings and suggestions.
About SPR: In public policy research, SPR has a 25+ year track record of work for Ontario and the Federal governments on challenging issues such: as Civilian Policing Oversight, National Security programs, international trade, Family Violence shelters, childcare, automobile manufacturing, housing, Indigenous affairs, health, Reproductive Technology, racism, and other sensitive matters. In surveys, SPR has a 25+ year track record, reaching nearly all communities in Canada, and over 100.000 Canadians. *