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2022-06-28

True North Safety Group's Alexandre Nolet and Greg Szrejber are in Palm Springs, California, attending the ITE Western District Annual Conference and showcasing our flagship TES traffic engineering software.

 

TES is used by over 60 road authorities in Canada, the USA, and internationally, to store, manage, analyze and report on transportation data. 

 

To learn more about TES, click HERE.

 


2022-06-06

TNS à l'AQTr

Pour en savoir plus sur l'application TES cliquez ICI.


 

2022-06-01

Please join us in congratulating Andrew Shan of TNS Group, winner of the ITE Canada Bunt & Associates David Tam Memorial Award!

 

This $3,000 award is for a young transportation engineering who is a member of ITE and whose technical paper wowed the judges. Andrew received his award at a presentation on June 1st at the 2022 Joint CITE/QUAD Conference in Vancouver. 

 

Keep up the good work Andrew, you're an asset to your colleagues and to the road users who benefit from your passion and expertise!

 


2022-05-24

TNS is excited to announce our recent partnership with the City of Peterborough, Ontario. 

 

The TES traffic management software will play an important supportive role as Peterborough develops their City-wide Transportation Management Plan, including their first ever Cycling Master Plan


2022-05-19

TNS is pleased to announce that Pedram Izadpanah, Director of Transportation Engineering at TNS, has won the 2022 Transportation Association of Canada Leadership Award!

 

This award recognizes individual volunteers who have provided continuous, effective leadership during 10 or more years of active participation on TAC councils and committees, and who have earned a reputation among other TAC volunteers for their dedication, collaboration, knowledge, and integrity.

 

From all your colleagues at TNS, congratulations Pedram on this well-deserved award! Your leadership and experience are a huge asset to our company.

 


2022-05-16

We're Hiring!

True North Safety Group (TNS) is seeking a Transportation Engineer, Engineer-in-Training, or Engineering Technologist to join our growing team as a Transportation Safety Analyst.

 

About the Job

This position will provide technical support and services to our team of respected transportation safety experts. Your career growth is our priority. Our main goal is to provide you with the resources, training, and mentorship you need to become a leader in transportation safety.

 

TNS Group has transitioned to permanently remote work (home office). However, you must be located within Southern Ontario and able to travel to perform site examinations from time to time.

 

About True North Safety Group

True North Safety Group (tnsgroup.ca) is a dynamic and fast-growing traffic engineering firm located in the GTA, with clients across Canada and abroad. TNS provides consulting and forensic engineering services related to transportation system design, operations and maintenance to road authorities, transit agencies, and the legal and insurance sectors. TNS also offers a traffic data management software (tes.ca) that includes a variety of tools for traffic and collision data analytics.

Our vision is to inspire our people, peers, and communities to place human life and well-being at the forefront of all their transportation decisions.

 

Position Priorities

As a Transportation Safety Analyst, your primary duties and responsibilities will be as follows:

·         Performing site examinations relating to road user safety, collision analysis, traffic operations, and risk management;

·         Conducting data and technical analyses;

·         Preparing reports;

·         Assisting in the preparation of client proposals and supporting materials;

·         Effectively communicating investigation and analysis findings to colleagues and others;

·         Representing TNS at industry and professional events;

·         Fostering a positive work environment that encourages teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration; and

·         Undertaking any additional duties as directed by TNS and reasonably expected of a Transportation Safety Analyst.

 

Qualifications

The following qualifications, experience and skills are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or College diploma in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, or Engineering Technology with a focus on Transportation
  • 2 to 5 years of demonstrated experience in traffic engineering, traffic operations, and/or transportation safety.
  • Having or working towards achieving a P.Eng. / CET designation
  • Direct experience with AutoCAD, Synchro, and GIS platforms is an asset.
  • Knowledge of key technical manuals, including OTM Books, TAC Geometric Design Guide, and Highway Safety Manual.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
  • A valid, non-probationary Ontario Class G driver’s license.

Job Type

Full-time (40 hours a week with core hours Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

 

To Apply

Please submit your resume to Josée Dumont at jdumont@tnsgroup.ca

 

 

TNS Group requires all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption for new employees will be verified prior to the first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or receipt of an approved exemption will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.


2022-05-13

Visit Alex and Josée from TNS today at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Spring 2022 Conference.

 

We are pleased to be exhibiting in person at Booth #707 at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre.

 

 

 


2022-05-10

Stay up to date! The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has updated Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 - Temporary Conditions.

 

This is very important information for anyone planning or auditing the temporary conditions that protect motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and construction workers during road maintenance and repair work.

 

Click HERE to access the April 2022 update of OTM Book 7



 


2022-05-09

TNS is thrilled to be attending the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Spring 2022 Conference in person this Friday, May 13th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

 

Drop by Booth #707 to say hello to Alexandre Nolet and Josée Dumont and enter for a chance to win a $100 MEC gift card!

 

 


2022-05-03

TNS Welcomes Grimsby to the TES Family!

True North Safety Group is excited to announce our recent partnership with the Town of Grimsby, Ontario. 

 

Grimsby will begin using the TES Software modules for Infrastructure/GIS, Traffic Counts & Studies, Collision Data and Road Safety Analysis to take their road safety program to the next level. 

 

TES traffic management software is modular and available by subscription, providing the ultimate in flexibility for any size municipality or road authority. Contact us today to see how TES can streamline and modernize your traffic management and support your data-driven road safety decision making.  

 


2022-05-02

TNS Director of Transportation Safety and Forensics, Alexandre Nolet, will be delivering Roadway Management training tomorrow in Guelph for the Ontario Good Roads Association. 

 

Click HERE to learn more.


2022-04-20

TNS is very pleased to announce that Jessica Caceres has joined our team as our Executive Assistant. Jessica is an excellent communicator with over 15 years of experience in administration, coordination and client services. Welcome to the team Jessica!

 

Learn more about our team HERE.


2022-04-18

Join our road safety and software experts on Wednesday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a free virtual demonstration of our TES Traffic Engineering Software, used by many municipalities across Canada and the US. 

 

The demo will be 1-hour and will focus specifically on how TES can help small municipalities manage their road networks. 

 

Click HERE to Register for this free webinar.

 


2022-04-11

True North Safety Group is thrilled to be part of the Ontario Good Roads Spring Conference, happening now, April 10 to 13 at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

 

Stop by booth #78 to learn more about our consulting services, to get a demonstration of our TES traffic engineering software, and to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Mountain Equipment Co-op!

 

 

TNS's Russell Brownlee, Pedram Izadpanah, Alexandre Nolet and Josée Dumont are looking forward to meeting you and discussing how we can help your organization achieve your road safety goals.

 


2022-04-04

True North Safety Group is excited to be attending the Ontario Good Roads Spring Conference, happening in-person April 10 to 13 at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York hotel.

 

Visit TNS's Russell Brownlee, Alexandre Nolet, Pedram Izadpanah and Josée Dumont at booth #78 to learn about our consulting services and our flagship TES traffic engineering software solution!


2022-03-28

 

Clearview Township council in the County of Simcoe is taking concrete steps to improve road safety, recently deciding to implement recommendations from a traffic assessment study.

 

Take your data-driven decision making to the next level with True North Safety Group and our TES software solutions.

 

 


2022-03-21

Traffic data help road authorities identify problems and address them through countermeasures.

 

For example, the City of Boulder will adjust its crash mitigation strategies to focus on high-traffic arterial streets instead of local streets, following direction from City Council earlier this year and findings from the recently released Vision Zero Boulder: Safe Streets Report.

 

The Vision Zero Boulder: Safe Streets Report found that the majority (65%) of severe crashes in Boulder are happening on high-traffic arterial streets. Severe crashes are defined as those resulting in serious injury or fatality. Arterial streets typically have higher posted speed limits and traffic volumes. 

 

Save time and effort by using our TES traffic data management software application to inform your transportation decision making.

 


2022-03-07

As transportation engineers and professionals, it is vital that we keep up to date on all regulatory guidance.

 

The new 2021 Edition of Ontario Traffic Manual Book 5: Regulatory Signs became available in December 2021 and can be found HERE.



2022-01-24

TNS is proud to have donated again this year to Community Centre 55's Share a Christmas Programme. This important program provides Christmas assistance to over 1100 families and toys to almost 1000 children and teens.

 

For more information about Community Centre 55 and their ongoing work in Toronto's Beach Community, go to: www.centre55.com


2022-01-06

TNS is excited to announce that Jen Cerini has joined our team as a Technical Writer and Business Development Support. Jen has over 25 years of technical experience, including 10 years of technical writing experience in several engineering-related fields. In addition to her excellent writing skills, she is passionate about road safety and active transportation, which will make her fit right in at TNS. Welcome to the team Jen!

 

Learn more about our team HERE.


2021-10-22

Who's 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 Josée! 


2021-10-21

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


2021-10-18

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.


2021-09-27

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


2021-08-23

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/ 


2021-06-22

TNS' Alexandre Nolet, Russell Brownlee and Josée 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/


2021-05-10

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


2021-03-17

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


2021-01-06

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. 


2020-12-16

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/


2020-12-03

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.

https://www.tpcb.org/certification/road-safety-professional-2/


2020-11-28

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!


2020-09-22

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. 


2020-09-23

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.


2020-07-27

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


2019-12-18

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!


2019-10-28

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.


2019-10-24

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. 


2019-10-23
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.


2019-10-11

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! 


2019-09-23
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! 


2019-08-27

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/


2019-06-07

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. 

http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ITE/G107225_ITE_June2019/index.php#/30


2019-06-03

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! 


2019-05-28

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!


2019-05-01

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!


2019-04-30

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. 


2019-04-09

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/

 


2019-02-25

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: 

https://www.ogra.org/courses-and-events/courses/event-details.html/Ogra/event-info/details/id/28350



2019-01-23
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


2019-01-21
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!


2018-12-18
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).
 
https://www.canadianconsultingengineer.com/digital-archives/december-2018/


2018-10-29  
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/ 


2018-10-10  
Our OTC workshop on Road Safety & Risk Management for Bicycle Facilities was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended!   


2018-09-03  
TNS President, Russell Brownlee is honoured to be teaching Traffic Engineering at Mohawk College this semester!


2018-06-20 
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. 


2018-05-26 
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