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Road-Building Machine Status Change Under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), a road-building machine (RBM) is currently defined as “self-propelled vehicle of a design commonly used in the construction and maintenance of highways.” Initially, these vehicles were slow-moving vehicles that could not meet federal manufacturing standards for lights, tires, etc. As a result, they differed from […] Click here for details.
Road-Building Machines – Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Proposal: Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has reviewed the current definition of a road-building machine (RBM) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). RBMs are exempt from many obligations under the HTA and other legislation that relies on the HTA for vehicle classifications. Historically, RBMs required these exemptions to legally operate on a highway. Over […] Click here for details.
Municipalities seek protection from lawsuits on use of road salt
An Ontario organization representing nearly 450 communities is pushing for legislative change after the option of appealing a high-profile court decision involving the municipal use of road salt was shot down. Click here for details.