About Us

The Chair's and the Board's role and function are separate from those of the Ministry of Transportation. The Board is comprised of a cross-section of Albertans selected through a public recruitment process. The Board reports directly to the Minister of Transportation through the Chair.

The Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (doc 45.0 KB) with the Minister responsible for the Alberta Transportation Safety Board detailing and clarifying the government's expectations around the roles, responsibilities, duties, functions, standards of care, policy direction and performance of the Board. The Board Member Appointment Process, Requirements and Qualifications (pdf 115KB)(Addendum) and the Board Member Code of Conduct (pdf 97KB)(Addendum) also form part of the Memorandum of Understanding.

Board Mission Statement

To foster transportation safety by conducting fair, timely and independent appeals of driver, vehicle and railway safety decisions, in accordance with principles of natural justice.

Board Vision Statement

The Alberta Transportation Safety Board will be known for its excellent adjudicating in the area of transportation safety.

Board Rules of Operation

Pursuant to section 27(2) of the Traffic Safety Act, the Board has in place a set of general Board Rules (pdf 147K) governing its procedure. These rules are provided for the benefit of anyone appearing before the Board. The Board also has new rules for alcohol- and drug-related suspensions.

Organization Chart (pdf 22K)

Community Board Members

Board Policies

Alberta Transportation Safety Board policies guide the operations of the Board and support the Board's mission and vision statements.

Public Sector Body Compensation Disclosure

Since 2015, the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act requires agencies, boards and commissions governed by the Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act to post online the names and compensation paid to:

  • all board members
  • public sector employees who are compensated over $127,765 in 2017

Any questions regarding compensation disclosure of the Alberta Transportation Safety Board can be directed to the Chair of the Board, Lynn Varty (lynn.varty@gov.ab.ca).

Download Alberta Transportation Safety Board Public Sector Body Compensation
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