Thursday, February 22, 2018
The tent camp sign in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada will be updated as a result of a Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) volunteer project.
The tent camp sign (IC-4) informs drivers of a nearby tent camp facility. The symbol used in the sign has been modified to avoid it being mistaken for a teepee. A similar symbol is used in...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Updates about people working in the transportation and road-related industries.
The Honourable Kathryn McGarry has been appointed Minister of Transportation of Ontario. Steven Del Duca becomes Minister of Economic Development and Growth.
At Highways and Infrastructure Saskatchewan, Penelope Popp has taken on the role of Assistant Deputy Minister for...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Journey to Work chapter of the 2016 Canadian Census, released on November 29, 2017, shows that sustainable mobility is on the rise with more commuters, public transit riders, and workforce living in urban areas.
As council and committee members of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) prepare for the 2018 TAC Spring Technical Meetings,...
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Two new series of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) cross-Canada seminars on the Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG) will start on March 26.
Choose between two seminars – Foundation or Advanced – depending on your level of knowledge and experience with the GDG. Seminars provide the opportunity to learn from leading experts...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Chief Engineers’ Council of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has approved the third edition of the Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide to replace the second edition published in 2012.
The new edition resulted from a project developed under the auspices of the Traffic Operations and Management Standing Committee. Its objective was to...
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,...