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Projects are considered to be in progress once sufficient funding has been secured to cover all costs associated with the conduct of the project.

The projects currently in progress are listed below and information about each project is available by clicking on its title. 

Once a project is completed, it is transitioned into a publication, and made available through TAC's Bookstore

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Over the past decade, various approaches to applying the provisions of the Migratory Bird Convention Act and Regulations were considered by the federal government.  In 2010, it was determined that new permitting provisions in regulation to allow limited...

Stabilization of poor soils is a common practice used by many Canadian agencies during road construction.  There are numerous stabilization products available on the market, typically divided into three categories:  physical, chemical, and biological...

The repair of potholes throughout a road network is one of the most challenging operations for Canadian agencies. Pavements often develop potholes during winter and spring thaw conditions, when it is often difficult to obtain quality patching materials. Repair...

In Canada, transportation-related legislation and regulations generally describe people bicycling as being “vehicles”. This language was typically adopted as a mechanism to provide bicyclists the authority to travel on a roadway. However, today...

The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC) is a flagship document for the Transportation Association of Canada and one of the most important documents for Canadian traffic engineering practitioners. It offers guidance on traffic control...

Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users in a transportation system.  TAC’s manuals and guidelines include an array of traffic control devices that are intended to facilitate safe crossing at crosswalks.  Rectangular rapid flashing...

Transportation infrastructure, including highways, roads and bridges as well as transit and traffic control systems is critical to the mobility needs of Canada's population and economy.  It is vitally important to maintain this infrastructure in a state...

Transportation systems have been traditionally designed primarily for motorized vehicles and goods movement.  This nature exerts a significant influence on the way Canadians travel in their daily lives to the point where it may increase their risk of...

Despite the significant impact of goods movement on the road system and on the economy, there is a need to raise awareness and understanding of how goods are transported in urban areas and how to best plan for goods movements. There is a widely acknowledged gap...

It is suggested that visibility of longitudinal pavement markings may be enhanced if jurisdictions used the upper line width limit of 150 mm, especially in circumstances where water-based paint is used. Providing an increased longitudinal pavement marking area (...