Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) is responsible for the development of transportation policy and legislation, and for the management of the province’s vast infrastructure network. To meet these responsibilities, the department delivers a wide range of programs and services that play a critical role in sustaining the contributions of the transportation sector to Manitoba’s economic growth.
MIT’s transportation responsibilities include corporate policy and provincial legislation development, motor carrier safety and regulation enforcement, carrier permits and the development and implementation of sustainable transportation initiatives.
The department’s water control, drainage and transportation infrastructure management duties cover the construction, maintenance, and operation of 19,000 kilometres of all weather roads, 2,200 kilometres of winter roads, over 21,000 bridges and culverts, 4,700 kilometres of drains, 75 dams, 61 reservoirs, 41 pumping stations, 24 northern airports, and many other components.
MIT is also responsible for the delivery of several transportation and infrastructure-related services or programs such as air ambulance flights, water bomber operations, property management, procurement, material distribution, fleet vehicles, Crown Lands stewardship, mail management, and government building security across the province.