Thursday, October 16, 2014
Enthusiastic volunteers representing le ministère des Transports du Québec and la Ville de Montréal welcomed over 1,200 delegates, including companions, at TAC’s 100th anniversary Conference & Exhibition, the largest TAC Conference to date.
The second largest was held in Edmonton, Alberta in 2011 with 1,150 delegates.
The Honourable Lisa Raitt,...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) handed out three centennial road safety awards at its 2014 Conference & Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec.
Tarek Sayed, Melanie Nolan (for Jeanette Espie) and Ezra Hauer accept their awards from Doug McNeil (left) and Vern Janz (right)
Created to celebrate progress in the field of road...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
A multi-use trail crossing ahead sign has been approved for inclusion in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC), following a project by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).
The project was completed under the auspices of TAC’s Traffic Operations and Management Standing Committee.
The Multi-Use Trail Crossing...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
This periodic column features notices from people working in the transportation and road-related industries.
New ministers in New Brunswick include the Honourable Roger Melanson for Transportation and Infrastructure and the Honourable Stephen Horsman for Public Safety.
The Honourable David Brazil has been appointed Minister of Newfoundland and Labrador...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The winners of the 2014 Educational Achievement Award are the Kativik Regional Administration and le ministère des Transports du Québec in recognition of Off-Highway Vehicle Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness Campaign in Nunavik, Quebec.
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)’s Educational Achievement Award was created to recognize...
Friday, September 12, 2014
The winners of TAC’s 2014 Road Safety Engineering Award are the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and partners in recognition of Road Safety Benefits of British Columbia’s High Risk Corridor Program.
This award recognizes exemplary contributions by a TAC member in Canadian roadway safety engineering and infrastructure. It also...
Monday, September 8, 2014
The 2014 TAC Environmental Achievement Award will be conferred upon Dillon Consulting Limited and the City of Ottawa in recognition of Terry Fox Drive, March Road to Kanata Avenue: Road Ecology Design Influences on Terry Fox Drive, Ottawa.
The award, which recognizes exemplary contributions to the protection and enhancement of the environment or a particularly...
Monday, September 8, 2014
LEGO Videos for Educating Road Users about Bicycle Infrastructure, submitted by the City of Edmonton, will receive TAC’s 2014 Sustainable Urban Transportation Award at the TAC Conference & Exhibition in Montreal in September.
This award recognizes exemplary contributions to the development and enhancement of urban transportation, as well as...
Friday, September 5, 2014
The deadline for the submissions of abstracts to the XXVth World Road Congress in Seoul, Korea, November 2-6, 2015 is Tuesday, September 30, 2014 on topics selected by the World Road Association (PIARC).
Papers will be reviewed by the PIARC Technical Committees. Papers that are accepted will be published in the Congress proceedings, and will provide input into...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Join us for the next event in the Transportation 2014 Canadian lecture series, entitled Les systèmes de transport intelligents: d’hier à demain, in Montreal on Tuesday, September 23 at 17:30.
This French-language lecture, moderated by Florence Junca-Ardenot, Director, Forum Urba 2015, Université du Québec à Montréal, is part of the ...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The 2014 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation will award 41 scholarships to undergraduates (university and college) and graduates in transportation-related disciplines totaling $185,500.
This brings the running tally of the Foundation’s scholarship program to 364 scholarships valued at more than $1,490,500 since 2005.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Parking facilities are being redesigned to minimize the Urban Heat Island Effect and to efficiently manage storm water. Climate change is occurring in Canada and throughout the world, affecting our public health and our overall quality of life.
By Julie Guicheteau, Engineer, Environmental Services, City of Montreal
As part of our efforts to limit the...