Friday, January 19, 2018
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has released Guidelines for Defining and Measuring Urban Congestion (2017) in its online Bookstore.
The document is priced at $149 for TAC members and $199 for non-members (order code PTM-DMUC-E) and is available in both print and e-book formats. A primer, Defining and Measuring Congestion, provides an overview of...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
If you’re a student pursuing studies in a transportation-related program, you can apply for a 2018 scholarship or paid internship via the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation.
Apply by Wednesday, February 28 for:
A scholarship of $2500 to $6000 (30+ available) to support your post-secondary education in a transportation-related...
Monday, December 11, 2017
This periodic column features notices from people working in the transportation and road-related industries.
The Honourable Elisapee Sheutiapik has been appointed Minister for Nunavut Economic Development and Transportation. As of January 1, 2018, Udloriak Hanson will become Deputy Minister.
Jaime Pitfield has been appointed Deputy Minister of...
Monday, December 4, 2017
A project to develop best practices for pothole repairs in Canada has been launched by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).
The repair of potholes throughout a road network is one of the most challenging operations for Canadian agencies. Pavements often develop potholes during winter and spring thaw conditions, when it is difficult to obtain quality...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Prepared on behalf of TAC’s Small Municipalities Task Force, Alex Dalziel, Asset Management Coordinator for Prince Edward Island’s Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, discusses PEI’s asset management strategy.
The Federal Government has requested all municipalities to practice some form of asset management by 2018 to be...
Monday, November 27, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is seeking abstract submissions for the 2018 TAC Conference in Saskatoon, September 30 to October 3.
If you’re interested in presenting as part of a TAC Conference session, upload your abstract online by midnight, January 15, 2018.
Help us highlight this year’s theme, Innovation and Technology:...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A project to develop best practices for evaluating soil and material stabilization products has been launched by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).
Stabilization of poor soils is a common practice used by many Canadian agencies during road construction. There are numerous stabilization products available including ones that are new to the market,...
Friday, November 3, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has launched the Call for the 2018 Technical Excellence and Young Transportation Professional Awards.
Technical Excellence Awards
A representative of any TAC member may make a nomination in any of the Technical Excellence Awards by December 4, 2017:
Educational Achievement Award
Monday, October 30, 2017
The Chief Engineers’ Council of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has approved a new edition of the Canadian Model Rules of the Road.
Developed under the auspices of TAC’s Traffic Operations and Management Standing Committee (TOMSC), the document will replace the 1996 edition that was jointly published with the Canadian Council of...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The World Road Association (PIARC), which brings together the road administrations of 121 governments and has members in over 140 countries, has released an electronic manual on road asset management available as a free PDF download on its website.
The Management of Road Assets Manual, intended for national and international decision-makers in the roads-...
Friday, October 20, 2017
The Chief Engineers' Council of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has approved a second edition of the Canadian Guide to Traffic Calming for publication.
A notice will be posted on the website when the publication is available in the TAC Bookstore.
The document was developed as a collaborative effort between TAC and the Canadian Institute of...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The St. John's Convention Centre welcomed over 1,000 registrants at the 2017 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference & Exhibition, including delegates, meeting participants, exhibitors, presenters and companions.
More than 50 technical sessions, panels and workshops covered a variety of topics, including applications of unmanned...