Ministry of Transportation

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

Key services

In Focus

  • Photo of person driving while using cell phone
    Distraction behind the wheel is a serious safety issue, with approximately one fifth of all collisions caused by distracted driving.
  • Man looking at plans on hood of truck
    Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.
  • 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.

  • Road testing engagement

    Provide your input on ways to improve Alberta’s road testing system by December 22, 2019.

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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