TAC Environmental Achievement Award

This award recognizes a TAC member organization for initiatives that demonstrate excellence in the protection and enhancement of the natural environment through transportation projects.

Evaluation criteria

Outcomes – The initiative has resulted in environmental protection (i.e. retention or minimized diminution of the quality or value of ecological components) and enhancement (i.e. improved quality or value of the environment that existed before the initiative). Outcomes may be expressed in terms of resource function, quantity, ecological diversity and/or economic benefits. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include quantitative evidence of cost-effectiveness.

Innovation –The initiative involves elements that are innovative within a Canadian context, in areas such as planning, design, construction/implementation, consultation or financing.

Transferability –The initiative is relevant to environmental challenges in other jurisdictions, and offers lessons that can be applied elsewhere with benefits for other TAC members and the transportation sector.

More information on application process, eligibility and conditions.

Previous recipients

2022 Regional Municipality of Durham
Victoria Street Reconstruction and Widening
2021 Stantec Consulting Ltd. in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, & the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Stormwater Management Pond Sediment Beneficial Reuse Pilot Project
2020 City of Ottawa, Ontario
Going Green by Seeing the Greens


Regional Municipality of York
Bayview Corridor Project


Regional Municipality of York
2nd Concession Project


City of Toronto
Clean Roads to Clean Air Program


Ministry of Transportation, Ontario
Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway – A Parkway in a Prairie


Ministère des Transports du Québec
Research and innovative practices with respect to pavement markings


Dillon Consulting Limited and the City of Ottawa
Terry Fox Drive, March Road to Kanata Avenue: Road Ecology Design Influences


Ministère des Transports du Québec
Drainage Management System in the Stoneham-Tewkesbury Section of the Highway 73/175 Reconstruction Project


Transportation Investment Corporation, a Crown agency of British Columbia Transportation and Infrastructure
Wilson Farm Habitat Enhancement Project at Colony Farm Regional Park


Ministère des Transports du Québec and Roche Ltée., Groupe-conseil
Environmental Monitoring Program for the Reconstruction of Highway 175 in the Laurentian Wildlife Reserve


Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Transport Canada
The Detroit River International Crossing Environmental Assessment Study


British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
The Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project


British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Kicking Horse Canyon Project


Nova Scotia Transportation and Public Works
Habitat Banking for HADD and Wetland Compensation: New Partnership Opportunities and Significant Environmental, Economic and Community Benefits


British Columbia Ministry of Transportation
Environmental Enhancement Fund: Achieving Environmental Sustainability for Transportation Infrastructure


City of Edmonton
Winter Street Sand Recycling Program


City of Hamilton
The Red Hill Valley Project - "More Than a Road"


Ministère des Transports du Québec
Controlling Highway Corridor Vegetation - The New Québec Approach


Calgary Transit
Ride the Wind! Project


Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Partnerships in Winter Maintenance that Achieve Environmental and Cost Savings Benefits


Region of Ottawa-Carleton
Natural Habitat Reconstruction Associated with the West Hunt Club Roadway Realignment


Maritime Road Development Corporation
Fredericton-Moncton Highway Project 


Yukon Engineering Services Inc.
Reconstruction of the Robert Service Way


Stanley Technology Group
Edmonton High Level Bridge Rehabilitation Project


Regional Municipality of Durham
Thornton Road (Regional Road 52) Reconstruction and Widening and Goodman Creek Rehabilitation and Realignment Project


Hamilton Street Railway Company
Natural Gas Bus Demonstration Project



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