Modernizing Traffic and Transportation in Manitoba – Safe roads, less red tape and a fair say for municipalities

On June 4, 2018, the Manitoba government passed Bill 14, The Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act.

The Act, which will come into force on March 1, 2019, replaces various acts and regulations as part of a new regulatory framework. This will help ensure only relevant and safety related regulatory requirements continue.

The Act makes significant changes to how traffic and transportation are regulated in Manitoba.

Key Changes include:

  • eliminating the Highway Traffic Board and the Motor Transport Board
  • allowing municipalities and local authorities to set speed limits on municipal roads in their communities
  • streamlining vehicle classifications to increase flexibility of commercial vehicle use
  • clarifying and modernizing vehicle equipment standards
  • streamlining the process to request a speed limit change on a highway
  • improving permit application processes for access roads, signs and structures
  • opening up the commercial bus industry while ensuring safety

The changes support the Manitoba government’s commitment to reducing red tape, reviewing agencies, boards and commissions, reducing duplication and inefficiencies, and giving municipalities a fair say, while not compromising public safety on Manitoba roads.

New processes, guidelines and forms were developed to increase transparency of information and improve client service. Learn about the key changes and where to find information.

What’s new

The Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act is in effect as of March 1, 2019.

Learn more about key changes that will affect traffic and transportation in Manitoba.

The public consultation on proposed regulations under the Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act (TTMA) closed on January 7, 2019