The Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers coordinates various technical projects and training through the Technical Liaison Committee (TLC). Its mandate is to ensure that Canadian District members have the opportunity to participate in technical projects and policy development through:
- ITE Council participation;
- Dissemination of technical projects, initiatives, and training (“technical initiatives”) through ITE and other organizations; and
- Management of Canadian District technical initiatives.
The Committee was originally formed in early 2006 to address communications, technical projects, and to support initiatives. Comprised of a small group of CITE members who have a keen interest in transportation engineering, planning and policy development, these members have the opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, a variety of technical projects and related policy development that has a direct impact on the future of transportation both in Canada and internationally. Since the TLC is a coordinating body tasked with ensuring that volunteers have the tools and support required, it generally does not directly involve itself with the working elements of active projects. However, the TLC does set project priorities, maintains communications, and ensures schedule compliance.