Transportation, traffic regulations being updated; province seeks public input
Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler has asked for public comments to be submitted online regarding regulatory changes proposed by the Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act, passed in June.
Comments can be submitted at https://reg.gov.mb.ca/home in the next 30 days (deadline is January 7, 2019).
Schuler in a news release noted the Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act “dissolves the Highway Traffic Board and the Motor Transport Board and eliminates more than 6,500 regulatory requirements – a 44 percent reduction in red tape.” The regulatory changes reduce vehicle registration classes, clarify vehicle equipment requirements and update signage on Manitoba roads. The consolidation of the truck classification system affects over 37,000 Manitoba registered trucks.
Schuler said the changes give municipalities the freedom to set speed limits on their roads rather than having to go through the Highway Traffic Board. Proposed regulations under the TTMA also update and clarify Manitoba’s vehicle equipment requirements and inspection standards.
New regulations are set to go into effect on March 1, 2019.