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Whose attending the OTLA 2021 Fall Conference today!?  Be sure to stop by the TNS booth in the virtual Exhibitor Hall and say hello to Alex and Josee! 


Alex Nolet was recently interviewed by ICI Radio-Canada regarding road safety after two fatal incidents, both involving pedestrians, tragically occurred this past Tuesday in Toronto.


Watch the news segment HERE


TNS is pleased to welcome our newest Transportation Safety Analyst, Andrew Shan. Andrew is an Engineer-In-Training and has experience in transportation and traffic safety, collision analysis and intersection design. We're thrilled to welcome him aboard!

Learn more about our team HERE.


There are many safety benefits in using analysis data at sites with low-collision frequency. Be sure to tune into TNS VP, Alex Nolet's and Transoft, Lana Samara's presentation, 'Benefits of Using Conflict Analysis Data at Sites with Low-Collision Frequency' at the 2021 TAC Conference on Friday, October 1st between 3 and 5pm! https://pheedloop.com/EVECXXXXSNGZL/site/sessions/?id=SESMMDUV2KD17HIWJ


TNS Vice-President, Alex Nolet, will be presenting at the 2021 CARSP Virtual Joint Conference today about his experience testifying at the BC Human rights Tribunal. Tune into his presentation, 'Floating Bus Stops, Are They Improving the Safety of All Road Users?' HERE: http://www.carsp.ca/carsp-conference/2021-joint-conference/ 


TNS' Alexandre Nolet, Russell Brownlee and Josee Dumont recently authored an article published in Municipal World magazine titled, Role of Road Safety Audits in Vision Zero Strategies.  

Read the article here:  https://www.municipalworld.com/articles/role-of-road-safety-audits-in-vision-zero-strategies/


TNS President, Russell Brownlee, is gearing up to teach at the OGRA's Roadway Management Course tomorrow!

Learn more here: https://www.ogra.org/courses-and-events/index.html/ogra/event-info/details/id/28470


We are thrilled to announce that TNS President, Russell Brownlee, has been appointed by the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers to the TAC Traffic Operations and Management  Committee. Congratulations, Russell! 

Learn more about this Committee here: https://www.tac-atc.ca/en/councils-and-committees/safety-design-operations-council/traffic-operations-management-committee


It's a new year and we've got new updates to our website! Check out the new TNS Vision Statement and Road Safety Audit pages. 


Given the challenges this year, we've chosen to spread some holiday cheer to those most in need by donating to the Share A Christmas Program at Community Centre 55, which helps feed over 1000 families in our community every holiday season.

To learn more about this program, please visit:  https://www.centre55.com/community_programs/share-a-christmas/


A big congratulations to our colleague, Josée Dumont, for attaining her RSP2 certification (infrastructure specialty)! Josée adds this designation to her many years of transportation safety experience. At TNS, we pride ourselves in being at the forefront of the industry and striving to ensure our engineers are fluent in the latest training, certifications and knowledge base.



We are so happy to announce that Josée Dumont has officially joined the TNS team! Josée is a Transportation Safety Engineer with over 13 years of experience specializing in traffic safety and transportation. Welcome to TNS, Josée!


Hosted by Transoft, our VP Alex Nolet will be presenting a live webinar on Completing In-Service Road Safety Reviews using Video Based Surrogate Safety Techniques today at 10:00 a.m. 


Join us (virtually) on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 for the 2nd Annual Meet the Managers Networking Event by Young Professionals in Transportation Toronto.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ypt-toronto-meet-the-managers-networking-event-tickets-119369390059 to foster networking & mentorship opportunities with some of the GTA's leading transportation industry professionals.


Tune into ITE's 2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibition virtual session: Big Data Applications for Safety & Operations, where Russell will be presenting on the Applications of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual throughout North America: Experiences & Contemplations. #ITE2020


We are proud to announce that all of technical staff members (Russell Brownlee and Alexandre Nolet) have received the Road Safety Professional (Level 1) certification. Safety is what we do!


Great interest in the Canadian applications of the HSM workshop. Thanks to David Petrucci from FHWA, Russell Brownlee Alexandre Nolet from TNS for presenting, Amy Jiang from BA Group for organizing it, and all attendees.


TNS was out in full force at the Ontario Good Roads Association's Managing Winter Operations Workshop yesterday, with Warren Nicholishen discussing Route Optimization in the morning & Russell Brownlee presenting on Road Safety in the afternoon. 

Whose attending the OTLA 2019 Fall Conference on October 24th? Come by TNS booth 703 for a chance to win our awesome giveaway, and don't forget to tune into Russell's talk on Road Environments and Vulnerable Road User Safety at 3:00 p.m.


Russell and Alex had a great time teaching the Transit Stops: Locating and Designing for Safety workshop for the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). Thank you to everyone who attended! 

TNS is very pleased to announce that Warren Nicholishen, CRS, CST, CIG, has joined our firm as our Senior Roadway Management Consultant. Warren brings over 32 years of public sector experience in winter maintenance, roadway management, transportation operations, road regulations, sidewalk/bikeway infrastructure, and transportation policy development to our team. Welcome, Warren! 


Have you signed up for the OTC Road Safety and Risk Management for Bicycle Facilities Workshop that we will be teaching on September 19, 2019?


Register here: https://otc.org/events/road-safety-and-risk-management-for-bicycle-facilities-workshop/


Check out this great article in Nxtbook on Promoting Bike Safety through Safe Road Design, authored by TNS Vice President, Alex Nolet, and Matt Pinder. 



TNS President, Russell Brownlee, had a great time meeting all of the YPT'ers who came out to the YPT (Young Professionals in Transportation Toronto) Level Up - Meet the Managers event. Thank you for having us! 


Great start to the CARSP (Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals) 2019 Conference! TNS is happy to announce that our Vice President, Alex Nolet has just been named the new CARSP President. Congratulations, Alex!


Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table yesterday at the 33rd Annual OIAA & HLA Joint Insurance Seminar... and a big congrats to our lucky prize winner!


TNS was delighted to sponsor the 2019 ReleveTO Awards, which recognizes the achievements of young, French speaking entrepreneurs and professionals in Toronto. Our VP, Alex Nolet, was a 2018 finalist and a 2019 organizer. 


Have you signed up for the OTC Pedestrian Safety and Risk Management Workshop that we will be teaching on May 31st?


Register here: https://otc.org/events/pedestrian-safety-risk-management-workshop-3/



TNS will be joining Ken Lauppe, Warren Nicholishen, Dave Anderson & other industry leaders at the 2019 Ontario Good Roads Association Roadway Management Course. Russell Brownlee has been invited to present on Road Authority Risk Management on an annual basis.


Register here: 


Check out this great article written by Adam Sidsworth for PEO's Engineering Dimensions, on the current and future state of Ontario's road safety. Alex Nolet of True North Safety Group weighs in with his opinion on the matter.

Read the article here: http://www.peo.on.ca/index.php/ci_id/33113/la_id/1.htm

Coaches Steve and Brad bringing in the Tornados before their game last Friday night. TNS Group is a proud sponsor of the Ted Reeve Minor Atom Select Team and enjoy giving back to the community we live in. Go Tornados!

Check out our Vice President, Alex Nolet's latest article, Alternatives to Grade Separation for Railway Crossings, featured in Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, December 2018 issue (page 16-17).

TNS Vice-President, Alex Nolet, acted as Committee Chair on a project which provided great overview on the accessibility guidelines used in Canada. The conclusion in a few words: Lack of uniformity and consensus. National guidance to be considered.


Read the full report here: https://www.cite7.org/wpdm-package/review-of-public-right-of-way-accessibility-experience-in-canada/ 

Our OTC workshop on Road Safety & Risk Management for Bicycle Facilities was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended!   

TNS President, Russell Brownlee is honoured to be teaching Traffic Engineering at Mohawk College this semester!

TNS presents OTC's Pedestrian Facility Safety and Risk Management one-day workshop for over 60 transportation practitioners in the heart of downtown Toronto. Great day for a field visit. Stay tuned for the bicycle facility safety workshop to be held in October 2018. 

CBC clip featuring Alexandre Nolet. This was part of a contest for young french speaking entrepreneurs of Toronto. You can watch it by clicking HERE