Friday, July 7, 2017
The Chief Engineers' Council of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has approved national guidelines for speed display devices.
Recommended by the Traffic Operations and Management Standing Committee, the ultimate objective of this project was to establish best practices and develop guidelines for speed display device design and...
Friday, June 30, 2017
This periodic column features notices from people working in the transportation and road-related industries.
Fred Antunes has been appointed Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure.
As of July 4, Darren Chaisson will be appointed Acting Deputy Minister for PEI Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Cassidy Menard of the Department of Infrastructure, Government of the Northwest Territories, writes about the new Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk all-season highway, scheduled to launch November 15.
In the far reaches of Canada’s Northwest Territories, the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) is emerging as a key component of the nation’s infrastructure.
Friday, June 30, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is seeking additional funding partners to contribute to a new project to examine safety impacts of bicycle infrastructure in Canada.
To date, 13 funding partners have committed to this initiative. Additional agencies interested in contributing may contact Sandra Majkic. Funding partners will be invited to appoint...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Now available in the TAC Bookstore
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has released the 2017 edition of the Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG) in its online Bookstore, following the completion of a three-year project.
Sarah Wells, TAC’s Executive Director, says the Guide is a fundamental reference document for roadway design...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Reporting to TAC’s councils, the Integrated Committee on Climate Change (ICCC) provides a centre of expertise within TAC on climate change issues, adaptation, greenhouse gas reduction initiatives to mitigate climate change, and resilient transportation infrastructure and services.
The current membership of 20 includes individuals representing a...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
On April 21, 18 high school students and four teachers from various schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) attended a student bridge building event held alongside TAC’s recent Spring Technical Meetings.
Photo by Glenn Cole, TAC
The activity, sponsored by the TAC Foundation and planned by TAC’s Education and Human Resources...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Jon Lewis, Traffic Engineer, Engineering Services Division, City of Fredericton, explains how aerial drone technology has helped drivers navigate through the first multi-lane roundabout in Fredericton. Prepared on behalf of TAC’s Small Municipalities Task Force, this article is part of a series on the issues and challenges affecting smaller communities....
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Join your colleagues and register for the 2017 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference & Exhibition, September 24-27.
Early bird rates are available until June 28.
The keynote address of the Opening Plenary Session is expected to be delivered by Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet Sohi (invited) or...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
A project to develop guidelines that identify gaps and provide recommendations to strengthen the integration between health and transportation has been launched by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).
Transportation systems have traditionally been designed primarily for motorized vehicles and goods movement, though the paradigm has begun to shift...
Friday, April 28, 2017
Eight tab signs, informing drivers of charging levels offered at electric vehicle charging stations, will be added to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC).
The addition was made possible through a volunteer project recommended by the Traffic Operations and Management Standing Committee.
The proposed tab signs will be used in...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation has allocated $6,000 to finance two recent applications to the Student Activities Fund.
Le Club scientifique Pont d’acier Hercule de l’École de technologie supérieure, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers University of Alberta (ITEUA) Student Chapter will each receive $3,000...