The TAC Sustainable Urban Transportation Award recognizes a TAC member organization for contributions and innovative approaches to the development and enhancement of sustainable urban transportation.
This award was established in memory of the late John Hartman, a former TAC staff member who played a key role in creating the Urban Transportation Council in 1991.
TAC member organizations may apply by submitting an Abstract Form by November 23, 2018. All applicants will be contacted by December 8, 2018 and finalists will be invited to submit a detailed application by February 8, 2019. Detailed applications will be in PDF format and no more than seven pages long, plus photos and diagrams.
A selection committee appointed by TAC's Sustainable Transportation Standing Committee evaluates all abstracts and detailed applications and makes recommendations to TAC's Urban Transportation Council, who provides final approval.
Each detailed application will be evaluated on:
1) Development and enhancement of sustainable urban transportation (18 points)
Projects that enhance the sustainability of urban transportation through social, economic, and environmental components. Evaluators will use the Centre for Sustainable Transportation's definition of a sustainable transportation system.
2) Degree of innovation (18 points)
Innovation should be viewed through a "cross-Canada" lens, and related to technical, process (e.g. performance monitoring, consultation) and financial components.
3) Transferability to other Canadian communities and organizations (18 points)
Detailed applications should clearly describe how the project or initiative is applicable and/or transferable to other Canadian communities and organizations.
4) Added value (6 points)
Activities meriting added value could include communication and promotional activities, as well as partnerships created or supported by the project.
As a means of promoting education and training, finalists are expected to present their respective projects at the 2019 TAC Conference & Exhibition in Halifax NS, September 22 - 25. Accordingly, these presentations will be included in the Conference Papers section of the website.
By submitting my abstract to TAC for consideration I understand that, if accepted, my detailed application will become the property of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), which is entitled to publish the final version. I also give distribution rights to my presentation post-conference.
I confirm that approval from my employer and/or client(s) has been received. TAC reserves the right to pull a submission if it has been submitted on false premises. Any and all costs related to travel to the conference are the sole responsibility of the author.