Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

Report of the committee

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has the honour to present its

SECOND REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, to study the regulatory and technical issues related to the deployment of connected and automated vehicles, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 and requests, for the purpose of such study, that it be empowered to travel inside Canada.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, the budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

MICHAEL MACDONALD

Deputy Chair

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Study on the regulatory and technical issues related to the deployment of connected and automated vehicles

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2017

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Wednesday, March 9, 2016:

The Honourable Senator Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moore:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be authorized to examine and report on the regulatory and technical issues related to the deployment of connected and automated vehicles. In particular, the study would consider the long-term implications and challenges of these technologies, such as the impacts on privacy, energy, land use, transportation demand and employment; and

That the committee report to the Senate no later than March 30, 2017, and that it retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Charles Robert

Clerk of the Senate

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SUMMARY OF BUDGET

Activity: Conference on Automated Vehicles — Toronto
$19,364
TOTAL

$19,364

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

The undersigned or an alternate will be in attendance on the date that this budget is considered.












Date
MICHAEL MACDONALD
Deputy Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications











Date
LEO HOUSAKOS
Chair, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Study on the regulatory and technical issues related to the deployment of connected and automated vehicles

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2017

ACTIVITY: Conference on Automated Vehicles - Toronto (April 19 and 20, 2016)



CONFERENCE



4 participants: 4 senators










PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES









OTHER



1.Conference fees (0406)$6,000




(4 participants x $1,500)



Sub-total
$6,000








TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES










1.Transportation - air8,000




4 senators x $2,000 (0224)




* Senators to travel to Ottawa via train after the conference



2.Hotel accommodation2,400




4 senators, $300/night, 2 nights (0222)



3.Per diem1,164




4 senators, $97/day, 3 days (0221)



4.Taxis800




4 senators x $200 (0223)



Sub-total
$12,364








ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES











OTHER



1.Miscellaneous costs associated with travel (0229)1,000


Sub-total
$1,000








Total of Activity
$19,364







Grand Total

$ 19,364

The Senate Administration has reviewed this budget application.












Date
Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk,
Committees Directorate











Date
Michèle Serano, Comptroller,
Finance and Procurement Directorate

APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications for the proposed expenditures of the said committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, for the purpose of its special study on the regulatory and technical issues related to the deployment of connected and automated vehicles, as authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The approved budget is as follows:

Activity: Conference on Automated Vehicles — Toronto
$19,364
TOTAL

$19,364

(includes funds for a conference; includes funds for 4 senators to travel)

Respectfully submitted,

LEO HOUSAKOS

Chair