Transportation Services


Engineering and Transportation
Transportation Services

What we do

Engineering and Transportation Services plan, design and manage the construction and rehabilitation of essential municipal services such as roads, watermains, sewers, active transportation facilities and other infrastructure. We also conduct engineering reviews for development applications (e.g. subdivisions) to ensure growth projects meet City standards.

This team manages and delivers on a significant capital project portfolio for a variety of engineering disciplines including environmental, stormwater, water, wastewater, and transportation.

One of this department’s mandates is to manage traffic operations including traffic signals, plan for the city’s future transportation needs and implement improvements to existing transportation infrastructure, which includes road safety initiatives and providing parking services in downtown Guelph.

The City’s corporate asset management and project management programs are also administered through this department.

Why we do it

Engineering and Transportation Services completes work that is essential to the health and prosperity of the city and the environment. We contribute to Powering our Future by ensuring municipal services are properly designed and constructed to support growth. Our contributions to the Sustaining our Future priority includes remediating contaminated sites and protecting the environment through design and review. Planning and building the city’s transportation network is essential to Navigating our Future. We deliver excellent customer service in parking, stormwater, development, and crossing guard services as part of the Working Together for our Future strategic priority. And we complement all the work done in the Building our Future priority by ensuring assets provide acceptable levels of service to the community.

2021 to 2024+ initiatives

Budget details

Operating budget—Revenues and expenses

2021 budget impacts

$89,060 or 4.6% net decrease in budget in 2021 due to:

  • $76,460 net decrease in transportation compensation due to a position being reallocated to the Asset Management Division
  • Implementation of the Red Light Camera program has budgeted revenues and expenses of $100,000 for 2021

2022 to 2024 budget impacts

$126,755 net increase in traffic operating budget from 2022 to 2024 due to:

  • Full-year impacts of the Red Light Camera program including contractual obligations and net new revenues
  • Two new Transportation Analyst positions as part of the planned Emerging Transportation Technology Office to plan and address changing transportation needs as identified in the Strategic Plan

Budget request

BR 836—Red Light Camera Implementation