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...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
This periodic column features notices from people working in the transportation and road-related industries.
Tracy King has been appointed Deputy Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador Transportation and Works, replacing Lori Anne Companion who has been appointed to the new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources.
Saskatchewan Highways and...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
A recent TAC News article introduced issues and topics that influence the work of many different Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) councils and committees.
This article touches on more topics expected to impact and influence many meeting agendas at the upcoming Spring Technical Meetings, April 19-25 in Ottawa.
Big data is an emerging...
Friday, March 24, 2017
In this article written for TAC News, Mark Hearson, Transport Infrastructure Specialist, FireSeeds North Infrastructure, provides an account of survey results on LED street lighting for small municipalities. Prepared on behalf of TAC’s Small Municipalities Task Force, this article is part of a series of feature articles on the issues and...
Monday, March 20, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) councils, committees and task forces will meet at the upcoming spring technical meetings, April 19-25, to discuss committee-related issues and priorities, and advance their workplans.
These 800+ volunteers, representing more than 230 organizations, participate in some 50 different subject-matter and...
Monday, March 13, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is featured in the March 2017 issue of Business View Magazine.
The digital article discusses how transportation plays a key role in Canada’s historical development and acts as an important economic enabler. It summarizes how we come together to share ideas and information with our membership and key...
Monday, March 6, 2017
A national guide for the design, construction, maintenance and inspection of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls has been approved by the Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) Chief Engineers’ Council.
A notice will be posted on TAC’s website once the publication is available for sale in the Bookstore.
Recommended by the...
Friday, February 10, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) Board of Directors has worked to produce, and is pleased to announce, new vision and mission statements for the Association.
Transportation that makes Canada safe, healthy and prosperous
Working together to share ideas, build knowledge, promote best practices, foster leadership,...
Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Library of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has upgraded its public search capability for the TAC Library Catalogue, the Current Practices and Innovations database and the Canadian Surface Transportation Research database.
New features of the search interfaces include:
Listings of both popular topics and recently-added titles ...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) has released the much-anticipated Canadian Roundabout Design Guide (CRDG) in its online Bookstore.
The new guide will provide Canadian jurisdictions with comprehensive information and guidance to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and safety of roundabouts in Canada.
The Guide is priced at...