TAC’s Best Sellers – Publications most used by transportation professionals

Monday, June 3, 2019

An important part of any profession is staying current. Topics or subjects may not change, but the research about them, evolving priorities, and innovation of practices in the field can leads to adjustments in the guidance to those designing, building, maintaining and managing roads and related infrastructure.

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) publications are written by and for transportation engineers, transportation planners, and other professionals responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods across Canada.

Offering both print and ebook versions of most publications, TAC’s online Bookstore is a key source of both ‘for sale’ and free national guidelines, best practices, and other reports and tools. These cover a diverse array of transportation disciplines, functions and activities. Discounts on purchases are available to TAC members.

Search, browse, download or purchase publications today in the TAC Bookstore. For some inspiration, you can review TAC’s best-selling publications of 2018 here.


Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (2017), chapters 1 to 10

The Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads is a fundamental reference document for roadway design practitioners in Canada. It contributes to the consistent and safe development of regional, provincial, and national road and highway systems in Canada, providing guidance to develop design solutions for a range of users while addressing contexts of local conditions and environments. Design guidelines for freeways, arterials, collectors, and local roads, in both urban and rural locations, are included as well as guidance for integrated bicycle and pedestrian design.


Canadian Guide to Traffic Calming (2018)

The Canadian Guide to Traffic Calming (Second Edition) presents traffic calming as a way to reduce the speed and/or volume of non-local traffic in neighbourhoods. It explains principles and suggests a process for introducing and implementing traffic calming, and describes the applicability, effectiveness, and design principles for a wide range of traffic calming devices.


Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide – Third Edition (2018)

The Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide promotes uniformity of how pedestrian crossing controls are implemented in Canada. It encourages a holistic perspective to pedestrian crossing control by incorporating both numeric criteria and qualitative engineering judgement into a systematic approach to supporting decisions, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.


Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada - Fifth Edition (2014)

The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada is an essential tool for professionals involved in traffic management and control. It provides optimum standards and preferred methods for the design and application of traffic control devices, and providing information to drivers and other road users.


Sign Pattern Manual: PACKAGE: Sign Pattern Manual Parts 1-4

The Sign Pattern Manual complements the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada. It encourages uniformity and compatibility of traffic control devices across Canada by providing users and manufacturers with accurate patterns for producing traffic control signs. These come in the form of electronic image files in AI, EPS, and PDF files, as well as a user guide.


Canadian Roundabout Design Guide (2017)

The Canadian Roundabout Design Guide provides information and guidance for the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and safety of roundabouts in Canada. It serves as a companion to the Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG), providing direction specific to the application and design of roundabouts.


Pavement Asset Design and Management Guide (2013)

This Guide consolidates Canadian pavement design and management practices. It provides a theoretical understanding of issues, a summary of best practices and is intended to be applicable across Canada for varying conditions and jurisdictions. Tools for the management of transportation infrastructure assets are included.


Application Guidelines for Speed Display Devices (2017)

Application Guidelines for Speed Display Devices reflects best practices and provides guidance for speed display devices design and application in Canada. Developed through an extensive literature review, the Guidelines enable and encourage uniformity in the application of devices, and are best used in conjunction with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada.


Guidelines for Defining and Measuring Urban Congestion (2017)

The Guidelines for Defining and Measuring Urban Congestion assist practitioners and researchers to define, measure, and monitor traffic congestion in urban areas. They provide direction on quantifying traffic congestion for both urban freeway and arterial corridors, as well as for motorized roadway transportation, including public transit mixed with other motorized modes of transportation.


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