Canada's road transport context: institutions, issues, and speculation

This paper explores Canada's working arrangements in respect of transportation engineering practices across the country. Beginning with an overview of Canada's road system and the relative constitutional responsibilities and road ownership distribution in our country, it then explores the primary sets of national standards and guidelines of relevance, and provides an overview of the mechanisms by which necessary national-level coordination is achieved. It then explores the two primary cooperative institutional vehicles that are used to foster coordination across the country at the national, provincial, and municipal levels. In addition to describing how these work, it also touches on some of the key strengths and weaknesses of this institutional environment. In a closing section of the paper some concluding thoughts are included, including a little speculative thinking on two major influences that appear to be emerging that may have a significant effect on Canada's current road transport institutional context. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E216297.


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  • Accession Number: 01099950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 9780957884090
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 27 2008 9:06AM