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Aviation and Public Transportation Chapters: Transportation 2014 Book

Friday, April 25, 2014

Chapters on aviation and public transportation in the online book, Transportation in Canada: Transforming the Fabric of our Land, were released on April 24.

Written by guest authors widely acknowledged as subject matter experts, these chapters are entitled:

  • Aviation: A Century of Flight – Stéphane Guevremont, Mount Royal University, Calgary
  • Public Transportation: Moving the Masses – John Hubbell, HDR Corporation

Available as a free PDF download, this commemorative online book features interesting perspectives and archival images about the past, present and future of Canadian transportation.

The online book is just one of the special activities in a year-long campaign, Transportation 2014: Past, Present, Future, coordinated by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) in celebration of its 100th anniversary.  The book highlights some of the major components in the evolution of Canadian transportation over the past century, and their impact on the lives of Canadians.

Topics for the remaining chapters will include railroads, small municipalities, trucking, seaways, highways, bridges and tunnels. The next group of chapters will be released in June, with the final chapters launched in early fall, leading up to the 2014 TAC Conference & Exhibition.

Thanks to the following individuals for their work on and support of Transportation in Canada: Transforming the Fabric of our Land.

  • Editor: Geoffrey Noxon
  • Steering Committee: Luc Couture, MMM Group Limited; Lynne Cowe Falls, University of Calgary; Jeannette Montufar, University of Manitoba and Kumar Ranjan, Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Thanks also to le Ministère des Transports du Québec for providing the French translation of the online book.