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At any one point in time, TAC has numerous projects in development, meaning they have received support in principle by relevant council(s) and the TAC Board of Directors. More information about each project is available by clicking on its title.  

The projects listed below are currently in development and funding partners are being sought.  To make a financial contribution and have a representative participate on a project steering committee, contact Geoff Noxon.  

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Chapter 8 – Access of TAC’s Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG) provides a framework for the review and approval of access proposals, with the goal of ensuring safe and effective vehicle access. Chapter 8 was not updated with other GDG...

Over the past decade, emerging information technologies such as web-based computing and global positioning systems (GPS) have led to the development of more sophisticated and complex functionality (such as support for linear...

There are many approaches to assessing and mitigating noise and vibration effects from the construction and operation of new or upgraded roads, highways, bridges and light rail infrastructure. Assessment and mitigation measures focus on sensitive receptors such...

Newly constructed or rehabilitated bridges are frequently surfaced with hot mix asphalt (HMA); however, achieving high quality asphalt mats on bridges presents many challenges.  To prevent damage to the bridge, vibratory compaction is usually not permitted...

Road transportation technology is entering into a new era. Building on the decades-old foundation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), rapid advances in connectivity, automation, artificial intelligence and sensing...

Culverts beneath road embankments often remain unnoticed until a defect leads to rupture of the road link. Culvert failure represents a serious risk to road users and compromises the functionality of the road network. To maintain an adequate level of service,...

Practitioners wishing to provide safe and effective traffic signal timing for all road users increasingly face dilemmas at traffic signal-controlled intersections when high-capacity active transportation facilities are deployed. As an example, bidirectional...

Land use and transportation changes influence each other – for example, suburban growth can lead to public pressure for more road capacity, while freeway extensions can encourage low-density urban expansion. More effective, integrated growth management...

Transportation pricing is a powerful motivator behind the choices individuals make, particularly in urban contexts where more travel options exist. Canada’s wide variety of current or envisioned transportation pricing tools includes parking fees,...

Provincial and municipal authorities are frequently asked to use non-standard colours and designs for crosswalks. These requests reflect a perception that bright colours and designs increase crosswalk conspicuity and enhance safety, or are intended to improve an...