The Road Authority (TRA)

Published: September 10, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does The Road Authority (TRA) Mean?

The Road Authority (TRA) is a non-profit public-private partnership developed by Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) for supporting municipalities in Ontario. It's delivered by ASI technologies. TRA is a web portal with a database of products and services for use in public works infrastructure. TRA plays an essential role in trenchless construction methods such as horizontal directional drilling (HDD), microtunneling, and trenchless rehabilitation methods, like cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and pipe bursting, because access to parts of roads is required for the purpose of installing new pipelines or maintenance of existing lines.


Trenchlesspedia Explains The Road Authority (TRA)

Road authorities regulate planning and construction of new projects roads, its maintenance, traffic management, safety, right of way, etc. Approval from TRA is essential to gain access for such purposes and products used should be those that are approved by TRA. Products and services for use in water and sewer systems are also available in their database. Companies that offer these products and engineering consultants that provide these services come together in this portal making it convenient for contractors and owners to share information in one place.


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