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Meeting public transportation needs in our rapidly growing cities Add to ...

By 2050, it's estimated that roughly 70 per cent of the world's population will live in cities. Moving people efficiently throughout increasingly congested urban areas will be a key challenge for city planners going forward. It's an area that needs innovative solutions and companies like Bombardier Inc. are getting creative with a pilot project it's calling the Primove. The system uses wireless technology to recharge the vehicles, but is it a solution that can work during Canada's harsh winters?

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David Jeanes, president of Ottawa-based Transport Action Canada, a national advocacy group that lobbies for sound transportation policies, practices and services across the country, answered readers' questions during a live chat Thursday.

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