The purpose of many Transport Canada programs and strategies is to protect the environment and to promote a more sustainable transportation system.
Promoting a More Sustainable Transportation System
With specifically targeted programs, TC aims to promote a more sustainable transportation system. The current programs include:
Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program (eTV) conducts proactive in-depth safety, environmental and performance testing on a range of new and emerging advanced vehicle technologies for passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks. Results are helping to inform the development of environmental and safety regulations, codes and standards to ensure that these technologies are introduced in Canada in a safe and timely manner.
Visit the website at www.tc.gc.ca/eTV
Transport Canada's Shore Power Technology for Ports (SPTP) Program provides cost-shared funding for the deployment of marine shore power technology at Canadian ports. Shore power allows ships to plug into the local electrical grid to power the vessel instead of using their auxiliary diesel engines when docked, therefore reducing fuel consumption and harmful emissions.
Visit the website at
- Transport Canada has tested the performance of low rolling resistance tire in winter, more details are available in the
- The government of Canada has issued press releases announcing Shore Power Technology for Ports projects:
- On January 25, 2012, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities announced the launch of the Shore Power Technology for Ports (SPTP) Program.
Over the years, Transport Canada has developed case studies, calculators, guides, videos and other useful tools and information to assist the freight industry and communities in contributing to a more sustainable transportation system in Canada. More information is available in the following links.
- Case Studies
Some content from this page has been moved to Transport Canada's Data Portal. To access previous issues of the Case Studies, please go to theand search for 'Case Studies sustainable Transportation'.
Some content from this page has been moved to Transport Canada's Data Portal. To access previous issues of the Guides, please go to theand search for 'Ecomobility Practitioners Guidelines'.