Ministry of Transportation

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

Key services

In Focus

  • A close up photo of a driver examiner holding a clipboard while a new driver undergoes a driving road test in a car.
    Before getting any class of licence in Alberta, you will need to take a road test.
  • A plan for jobs and the economy.
  • Commercial driver training

    Learn about mandatory driver training, driver’s licence endorsements, and driver improvement courses for commercial drivers.


  • Commercial carrier pre-entry requirements

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

  • Southwest Calgary Ring Road

    Learn more about the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project which will run between Highway 8 and Macleod Trail.

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


  • 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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