TAC Environmental Achievement Award

Sponsored by:

Winner of the 2019
Environmental Achievement Award
The Regional Municipality of York
The Bayview Corridor Project


Past award winners

The TAC Environmental Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions by a TAC member organization to the environment with respect to transportation services. Members who have made a contribution to the protection and enhancement of the environment or who have been particularly innovative in their approach to solve an environmental problem are eligible.

This award reflects TAC’s commitment to environmental concerns. It acts as an incentive for members to continue developing and implementing transportation-based environmental codes of practice and guidelines for their operations.

Application Requirements

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 no more than five pages of photos and diagrams.


A selection committee appointed by TAC's Environment Council evaluates all abstracts and detailed applications and makes recommendations to the Council, who provides final approval.

Each application will be evaluated based on:

  • contributions made to the protection and enhancement of the environment, described as measures to retain or minimize diminution of the quality or value of ecological components. Enhancement of the environment is defined as raising the quality or value of the environment which existed before the implementation of the program or project. Contributions can be expressed in terms of resource function, quantity, ecological diversity and/or economic benefits.
  • degree of innovation in the approach used to solve or address an environmental problem or issue. This may apply to anything from public and agency consultation to financing and all of the "hard" environmental planning, design and construction/implementation elements.
  • financial implications associated with the initiative, such as cost-effective, alternative approaches or measures. Candidates are strongly encouraged to include quantified costs as evidence.
  • overall applicability to transportation and the need for the technique or concept to be disseminated to other TAC members and the transportation community as a whole. 


  • Applicants submit abstracts to TAC: November 23
  • Review Panel completes screening of abstracts: November 30
  • Screening results communicated to applicants: December 8
  • Finalists deliver detailed applications to TAC: February 8 (prior to 15:00 EST)
  • Finalists notified of results in June

​Award Presentation

As a means of promoting the environment, 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.