Ministry of Transportation

Provides a safe and efficient transportation system to support Alberta’s economic, social and environmental vitality.

Key services

In focus

  • Commercial driver training

    Standardized, entry-level training will be mandatory for all new Class 1 and 2 commercial drivers as of March 1, 2019.

  • Commercial carrier pre-entry requirements

    Enhanced requirements for new and existing commercial trucking companies come into effect in 2019.

  • Safe winter driving

    When winter hits, snowplow operators work to keep Alberta’s highways clear and open to traffic. They're committed to maintaining safe winter driving conditions, but drivers have a role to play too. Learn more about safe winter driving.

Our responsibilities

The ministry consists of the Department of Transportation and the Alberta Transportation Safety Board (ATSB).

The department promotes a vital and diverse economy by:

  • managing transportation safety
  • supporting municipalities with public transportation and water/wastewater facilities
  • expanding and enhancing a well-integrated transportation system and enabling market access
  • preserving and developing the provincial highway network and water management infrastructure

The ATSB:

  • holds driver conduct hearings
  • hears appeals of driver, vehicle, commercial carrier and railway safety decisions
  • provides policy feedback and recommendations on Traffic Safety Act implementation and enforcement

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