Transportation Systems Planning

The Transportation Systems Planning section is responsible for both short- and long-term planning and assessment of provincial transportation infrastructure and services. The focus is on ensuring that our transportation systems help achieve Manitoba’s economic and social objectives. The work of the section informs decisions with respect to strategic investments in the provincial multi-modal transportation network.

Examples of transportation systems planning initiatives include:

  • Northern and remote community road network connectivity
  • Area-wide transportation master plans
  • Trade corridor planning and analysis
  • Strategic transportation network planning and classification
  • Interprovincial transportation network planning
  • Transportation system investment analysis
  • Active transportation planning

Transportation Planning Manual

The Transportation Planning Manual is a technical reference document containing the department’s highway planning policies and standards. The manual helps ensure sustainable transportation policies are applied consistently to the provincial highway network while providing background information on the transportation planning standards and policies adopted by the department.

Nunavut-Manitoba All-Weather Road Initiative

As reflected in the Manitoba-Nunavut Memorandum of Understanding, Manitoba and Nunavut are committed to developing transportation links between our jurisdictions. Since 2007, Manitoba and Nunavut, together with the Kivalliq Inuit Association, have been assessing the feasibility of an all-season road from Sundance, Manitoba to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. The 2007 Nunavut-Manitoba All-Weather Road Route Selection Study and the 2010 Nunavut-Manitoba All-Weather Road Business Case Study estimate development costs to be about $1.5 Billion and take over 20 years to complete.

Manitoba Capital Region Transportation Master Plan

The Manitoba Capital Region Transportation Master Plan was developed in collaboration with the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region and numerous stakeholders. The plan reflects the understanding that, as the population of Manitoba’s capital region increases, there is a need to plan for transportation infrastructure and services that cross municipal boundaries. The Manitoba Capital Region Transportation Master Plan ensures a coordinated approach to regional transportation planning for all modes of travel. This approach will be integrated with land-use planning in each member municipality and planning district.