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    Minister Ric McIver

    Ric McIver was appointed Minister of Transportation and Deputy House Leader on April 30, 2019.

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Accomplishments

A close up photo of a driver examiner holding a clipboard while a new driver undergoes a driving road test in a car.

Alberta Transportation has hired and trained more government driver examiners and licensed more private examiners, to deliver additional testing services and reduce wait times.

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Alberta Transportation has streamlined regulations and are in the process of streamlining permitting for the transport of oil well service rigs.

Government has put a temporary freeze on new photo radar devices as it consults with municipalities and police on the future of photo radar.

Government has reduced red tape for commercial transport by updating the Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulation, without any changes to traffic or road safety.

Alberta Transportation remains committed to funding Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton and the completion of the Calgary Ring Road.

Government set its support to Calgary and Edmonton LRT projects in legislation (Public Transit and Green Infrastructure Project Act) and provincial funding for each fiscal year is established in regulation (Order in Council 300/2019).

Key information

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

In focus

Any form of impaired driving is unacceptable and dangerous, and puts everyone on Alberta roads at risk.
Provide your input on ways to improve Alberta’s commercial transportation system by March 18, 2020.

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 are now in effect.

Budget 2020

Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.

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