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60% of TAC’s Bookstore Titles Free for Download!

Monday, June 24, 2019

With more than 200 English titles in its catalogue, the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is the leading source for national guidelines, best practices and other technical reports on road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation.

Now, more than 60% of these publications are available for free!

This tally was boosted recently by a review of the Association’s publications. Each council or committee reviewed the technical currency of its documents, and staff used those results along with recent sales data to adjust the availability and pricing of 38 documents. These publications are listed below.

  • 29 English titles that had been sold are now free PDF downloads.
  • 4 English titles had their selling price reduced. See the list below.
  • 5 English titles are no longer sold, but available for loan via the TAC Library

Use this quick link to browse the 130+ titles available free in our catalogue* as downloads. Alternately, you can visit the Bookstore* (requires login as a member or guest) and browse the last category in the list, ‘Resource Centre PDFs (free)’.

Eighty-seven of the 142 publications in TAC’s French Catalogue are also available for free.

*Catalogue vs Bookstore: What’s the difference? You can both buy AND browse titles in the Bookstore. Use the Catalogue to browse only; when you’re ready to buy, login to the Bookstore.

Now available as free PDFs

Category

Title

Order Code

Environment

Environmental Management Systems User Guide for Transportation Practitioners (2008)

PTM-EMSGUIDE

Geometric Design

Design Vehicle Dimensions for Use in Geometric Design (1997)

DVD

Maintenance & Construction

Study of Natural Gas Pipeline Placement in Rural Road Right-of-Ways (2001)

PTR-NATGAS

 

Development of Winter Severity Indicator Models for Canadian Winter Road Maintenance (2007)

PTM-WINTERSEV

 

Guidelines for Underground Utility Installations Crossing Highway Rights-of-Way (2013)

PTM-UUICH-E

 

Synthesis of Practice for Implementing Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Related Projects (2012)

PTM-P3S-E

 

Winter Road Condition Terminology User Guide (2011)

PTM-CONDITION-E

 

Best Practices Guide for the Use of Recycled Materials in Transportation Infrastructure (2013)

PTM-URMTI-E

 

Guidelines and Best Practices for Road Features Inventories (2007)

PTM-RFINV

 

Performance Measures for Highway Road Networks (2012)

PTM-PHWYN-E

 

Winter Maintenance Performance Measurement Using Friction Testing (2009)

PTM-FRICTION

Pavements

Synthesis of Quality Management Practices for Canadian Flexible Pavement Materials and Construction (2007)

QM-PAVMAT

Road Safety

Best Practices for the Implementation of Shoulder and Centreline Rumble Strips (2001)

PTS-RUMBLE

 

Synthesis of Practices for the Implementation of Centreline Rumble Strips (2005)

PTM-CENTER-RS

 

Climate Change and Road Safety: Projections Within Urban Areas (2013)

PTM-CCRS-E

 

Synthesis of Practices for Work Zone Speed Management (2005)

PTM-WORKZONE

Structures

Structural Concrete Deck Protection Systems (2010)

PTM-DECKPRO

Sustainable Transportation

Active Transportation - Making it Work in Canadian Communities (2010)

PTM-ACTIVE

 

Effective Strategies to Influence Travel Behaviour: Practical Guide (2012)

PTM-ITB

Transportation Finance

Transportation Funding and Governance in Canada's Large Metropolitan Areas: An Inventory of Current Practice (2014)

PTM-FGCLM-E

Traffic Operations & Management

Guidelines for the Application and Implementation of the School Bus Stop Ahead (WC-9) Sign (2009)

PTM-SCHOOLBUS

 

Synthesis of North American Roundabout Practice (2008)

PTM-ROUND

 

Recommended Practices for LED-Embedded Traffic Signs (LETS) (2011)

PTM-LEDSGN-E

 

Guidelines for the Planning, Design, Operation and Evaluation of Reversible Lane Systems (2010)

PTM-REVERSE

 

Guidelines for Transit Lane Conspicuity Through Surface Treatment (2010)

PTM-LANEMARK

 

Guidelines on the Use and Installation of Chevron Alignment Signs (2012)

PTM-CHASI-E

Transportation Planning

Census Place of Work/Modal Choice Variables (2001)

PTS-CENSUS

 

Truck Lanes in Canadian Urban Areas (2014)

PTM-TLCUA-E

 

Changing Practices in Data Collection on the Movement of People (2014)

PTM-DCMP-E

Price recently-reduced

Category

Title

Order Code

Pavements

Standardization of IRI Data Collection and Reporting in Canada (2001)

PTM-IRIDATA

Structures

Guide to Bridge Management (2004)

PTM-BRIDGEMGMT

Traffic Operations & Management

Canadian Traffic Signal Warrant Matrix Procedure (2005)

PTM-WARRANT05

 

Illumination of Isolated Rural Intersections (2001)

PTM-IIRI

Available in for Library Loan

Category

Title

Transportation Systems Technology

Intelligent Transportation Systems and Roadway Capacity (1999)

Asset Management

Measuring and Reporting Highway Asset Value, Condition and Performance (2001)

Environment

Transportation Construction and Maintenance and Protection of Fish Habitat (1999)

Traffic Operations & Management

Framework for the Application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for Traffic Management (2009)

 

Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide, Second Edition (2012)