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...
Friday, September 8, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has launched a new Strategic Plan to help guide the Association’s priorities and initiatives. The plan is dynamic and rolling, and subject to annual review and update.
The new plan contains:
Who We Are
Vision and Mission Statements
Focus Areas that describe core interests of TAC’s councils and...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has announced a series of cross-Canada seminars on the 2017 Edition of the Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads.
Starting in St.-John’s, NL on September 28, the seminars will run in various locations across Canada until November 30. Registration is now open for all dates; early-bird and special group...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Heide Schlegl, Coordinator, Traffic and Parking, Engineering Services Department, Town of Milton, updates us on pedestrian crossovers that were installed last fall. Prepared on behalf of TAC’s Small Municipalities Task Force, this article is part of a series of feature articles on the issues and challenges affecting smaller communities.
In the fall...
Friday, August 25, 2017
This periodic column features notices from people working in the transportation and road-related industries.
The Honourable Claire Trevena has been appointed British Columbia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The Honourable Steve Crocker has been appointed Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Transportation and Works.
Monday, August 14, 2017
The winner of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) 2017 Road Safety Engineering Award is British Columbia Transportation and Infrastructure for Variable Speed Limit System.
This award recognizes exemplary contributions by a TAC member organization in Canadian roadway safety engineering and infrastructure. It also encourages the development and...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
The City of Toronto has won the 2017 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Environmental Achievement Award for its Clean Roads to Clean Air Program.
The award, which recognizes exemplary contributions to the protection and enhancement of the environment or a particularly original solution to an environmental problem, was presented at the TAC Conference...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Thirty-eight university and college students in transportation-related disciplines will receive scholarships from the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation.
The scholarships, valued at $165,500, are being awarded through the Foundation's internally-administered program. Another five were awarded through the partnership with the Norman...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has released Design, Construction, Maintenance and Inspection Guide for Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls (2017) in its online Bookstore.
The Guide is priced at $149 for TAC members and $199 for non-members (order code PTM-MSEW-E). It is available in both print and e-book formats. A primer, Mechanically...