2023 TAC Conference & Exhibition

2023 TAC Conference & Exhibition


Proud sponsors of the annual Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference & Exhibition, we’re delighted to connect with clients and colleagues to discuss transportation challenges and transformative solutions at this year’s Lessons in Leadership event.

We invite you to attend our engaging professional development presentation, where we’ll share stories of how we’re partnering with clients and communities to create a better future, together.

We hope you’ll join us in Ottawa for TAC 2023!

Sept. 24-27, 2023

Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Organizer: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)



Check Out Our Presentation

Transportation Noise: Health and Equity Impacts

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27 • 3:00 – 4:30 P.M. EDT

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Ahmed El-Aassar, PhD, PE, INCE, ASA, ENV SP
Vice President
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Adam Alexander, INCE, ENV SP
Senior Noise & Air Quality Analyst
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Beyond the primary role of transportation systems to provide mobility, transportation noise can impact public health and equity in cities across Canada. Transportation noise (i.e., airplanes, highways, railways, and construction equipment) can be pervasive and constant, interfering with people’s quality of life. Federal and provincial governments aim to minimize the extent to which highways have a negative impact on the noise-sensitive areas near them.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and many Canadian provinces have deemed noise pollution a growing danger to the health and welfare of the population. Also, some studies have indicated that noise ranks second only to air pollution as the environmental exposure most harmful to public health. However, the impacts posed by transportation noise are often underestimated. In addition, health inequity related to transportation has been documented, where low-income and minority communities have a higher exposure to traffic-related noise pollution. Transportation noise can cause long-term effects, including hearing loss, sleep disturbance, and cardiovascular disease, as well as cognitive impairment, worsened behavior, and diminished quality of life for children.

This presentation aims to explain the relationship between land use and health/equity impacts from transportation noise, as well as how health and equity concerns need to be part of transportation planning and decision-making.

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