Ministry of Transportation

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

Government is undergoing a transition, including ministry changes. New ministry and cabinet information can be found on the Cabinet page.

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.
    All road tests are conducted by government driver examiners as of March 1, 2019.
  • Motorcycle safety
    Now that the snow is gone, it’s time to think about motorcycle safety. When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, and are more likely to be injured or killed. Share the road and give motorcyclists the space they need.
  • 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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