About the Ministry of Transportation

The Ministry of Transportation strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life.

Minister of Transportation: Honourable Steven Del Duca
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister: Daiene Vernile
Deputy Minister: Stephen Rhodes

Mandate Letters

2016 Mandate letter: Transportation
Premier's instructions to the Minister on priorities for the year 2016.

2016 Parliamentary Assistant Mandate Letter: Transportation
The Minister’s instructions to the Parliamentary Assistant on priorities.

Quick Facts

Some quick facts about Ministry of Transportation


Ontario's rules about transportation can be found in the Highway Traffic Act. This act deals with vehicle licensing and classification, traffic offences, the administration of loads and other transport-related issues.

Agencies, boards and commissions

The ministry is affiliated with a number of agencies, which are independent bodies established by the government but not part of the ministry.


Metrolinx was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Its mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for the region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.

Ontario Highway Transport Board

The Ontario Highway Transport Board controls entry and maintains an orderly development in the business of transporting passengers for compensation in public vehicles, both within Ontario and to other jurisdictions.


  • Contractors - RAQS - Registry, Appraisal and Qualification System
  • Consultants - RAQS - Registry, Appraisal and Qualification System
  • Engineers - EDP - Engineering Development Program
  • Technicians - TTI - Transportation Technician Initiative
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