Names in the News | January 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Updates about people working in, or organizations serving, the transportation and road-related industries.

TAC welcomed the following organizations as members from October to December 2021:

  • Torrent Traffic Inc.
  • Town of Portugal Cove - St. Philips Public Works
  • Town of Wolfville
  • Momentum Transport Consultancy
  • Canadian Pilot Truck Training Ltd
  • Town of Bracebridge
  • The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
  • Fireseeds North Infrastructure Corporation
  • Stinson ITS Inc.
  • City of St. Thomas
  • Aplin Martin
  • Vancouver Island University

TAC also gained 6 new individual members in the student categoryLearn about TAC memberships.

We are saddened to learn of the death of Ted Gill. Ted was an active member of TAC’s Sustainable Transportation Standing Committee from 2002 until his retirement in 2015 (including two years as Chair), and for a shorter period on the Urban Transportation Council. His kind, soft-spoken bearing and his rock-solid belief in the importance of sustainable transportation as a tool to improve people’s lives, made a deep impression on many. Ted was a truly remarkable person, and his contributions to the profession, his community, and the causes that were important to him are contained in his full obituary.

Dirk Nyland, former BC Chief Engineer, long-standing Chief Engineers Council member and past chair, and a TAC award recipient, has been recognized with a professional services award in BC. View video:

Effective December 6, Rob Taylor was named Deputy Minister in New Brunswick, replacing John Logan. Rob heads to NB from an ADM position in Manitoba Infrastructure. Learn more:

The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were announced on October 28th. The top prize, the Schreyer Award, went to McElhanney for its Trans Canada Highway Avalanche Mitigation project at Rogers Pass in BC. A total of 20 awards of excellence were given (including the Schreyer), including two others related to transportation projects:

  • Morrison Hershfield won for the Mushkegowuk James Bay All-Season Road Feasibility Study.
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services won for their Mill Creek Ravine Pedestrian Bridge Rehabilitation project.

Sarah Wells, TAC Executive Director, served as a judge on the awards panel this year, and found the process quite interesting and engaging. Learn more: About Canadian Consulting Engineer Awards - Canadian Consulting Engineer

Taso Koutroulakis retired from Halifax Regional Municipality at the of 2021. Taso has represented Halifax as a key player on TAC committees and technical projects for more than a decade.


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