Transportation Group

The UNB Transportation Group is a research group in the Department of Civil Engineering for post-graduate studies in transportation. It is a multi-disciplinary group composed of faculty from both the engineering and economic departments, Emeritus Honorees, researchers, research assistants and graduate students.

Be Part of a Global Network

Since our inception in 1968, the Transportation Group has continually produced professionals to participate in all facets of the transportation industry. Our graduates are employed with government (federal, provincial, and municipal), railroad companies, trucking firms, transit operations, air operations, consulting firms, and many other related industries. During the past five decades, graduates have taken positions throughout Canada, the United States, as well as a host of other countries including the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana, Jordan, Ethiopia, Egypt, India, and New Zealand.

Research that Matters



The program offered by the Transportation Group is multi-disciplinary and multi-modal in nature. The primary objective is to produce a well-rounded transportation professional. We focus on education rather than training; the latter being the responsibility of the industry sector which employs our graduates. A further objective of the Transportation Group is to provide for educational and research opportunities in support of regional and national transportation requirements.

Transportation engineering research is conducted in different areas in traffic, road safety and pavements. Considering the importance of transportation infrastructure, D.C. Campbell Chair is focused on highway construction and pavement research. For more information.

2018 news

  • Transportation Grad Student wins national paper competition: Craig Davis has been awarded the Canadian Transportation Research Forum's Albert Stevens Award (Master's Category) of the 2017-2018 Student Paper Competition. Craig's paper was entitled "Active Transportation Infrastructure - Examining Safety Implications and Effect on Modal Split". Craig completed his MEng with the UNB Transportation Group in the spring of 2018 and is now employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal in Halifax.
  • UNB Transportation Group celebrates 50th anniversary