Technical Bulletins - Traffic & Electrical

Technical bulletins are used to ensure timely and uniform application of technical information, guidelines and instructions including changes to standards and safety notices and traffic controller information.

Number Subject Effective Date
Technical Bulletins for Electrical and ITS
TE-2019-01 Interim ITS Field Network Switches Procurement 2019-10-17
TE-2018-03 NEMA TS1 Traffic Controller Cabinet Rehabilitation Program 2018-08-16
TE-2018-02 Interim ITS Field Network Switches Procurement SUPERSEDED by TE-2019-01 2018-08-14

TE-2018-01

DMS and Electronic Sign Naming Convention (PDF)

2018-03-01

TE-2017-01

LED Roadway Lighting Fixture Procurement (PDF)

2017-03-28

TE-2016-08

Electrical Power Meters for MoTI Services (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2016-11-22

TE-2016-07

Installation of Microwave (Wi-Fi) Radios (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2016-02-16

TE-2016-06

Installation of Illuminated Bollards (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2016-02-16

TE-2016-05

Installation of Bluetooth Readers (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2016-02-16

TE-2016-04

Installation of Speed Reader Boards (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2016-02-10

TE-2016-03

Installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2016-02-10

TE-2016-02

Installation of Radar Vehicle Detection Sensors (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2016-02-10

TE-2016-01

Installation of LED Chevron Signs (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2016-02-10

TE-2015-02

Transition to LED Roadway Lighting (PDF)

2015-05-11

TE-2015-01

Installation of Pre-emption Indicating Lights with Type P6 Traffic Controller Cabinets (PDF)

2015-01-21

TE-2013-02

Countdown Pedestrian Signals (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2013-03-14

TE-2013-01

Operation of No-Left-Turn and No-Right-Turn Blank-Out Signs During Rail Pre-emption (PDF)
All other rail pre-emption procedures remain the same.
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2013-01-25

TE-2012-06

Ammendment to TE-2005-04: ‘Web Camera Design, Installation, and Commissioning Specifications’ RE: Mounting Cameras on Frangible & Breakaway Bases (PDF)
See TE-2005-04

2012-12-06

TE-2012-05

Use of 300 mm Flashing Beacons on Signs (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2012-10-04

TE-2012-04

Wire Theft Prevention Strategies (PDF)

2012-06-27

TE-2012-01

Use of Aluminum Electrical Conductors (PDF)

2012-06-27

TE-2011-01

Use of ‘Canadian Melody’ Audible Pedestrian Signals (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2011-10-07

TE-2010-02

Service Disconnect Switches on BC Hydro Poles (Supercedes TB-2005-02) (PDF)

2010-11-19

TE-2010-01

Alignment Pins and Holes on Small Round Plastic Junction Boxes (PDF)

2010-02-08

TE-2009-02

Supply of Pedestrian Pushbuttons (PDF)
Change of Policy

2009-02-03

TE-2009-01

Replacement of Type III Sag Glass Luminaire Fixtures with Type III Flat Glass Luminaire Fixtures (PDF)

2009-01-15

TE-2008-01

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) at Signalized Intersections and at Traffic Control or Warning Devices Interconnected with Railways (PDF)

2008-11-19

TE-2007-04

Priority Assessment for Wire Theft Deterrent Treatment for New Designs and Projects in the Construction Phase (PDF)

2007-09-21

TE-2007-03

Communication Conduit (PDF)

2007-09-21

TE-2007-02

Traffic Signal/Railway Signal Interconnects (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2007-08-30

TE-2007-01

Electrical, Signing and Marking Standard Drawing Sheet (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 700 Drawings EEC A and EECL A

2007-06-30

TE-2006-6

Fortis BC Service Connections for Traffic Signals (PDF)

2006-11-30

TE-2006-5

Use of Countdown Pedestrian Signals (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2006-11-06

TE-2006-4

Traffic Signal Uninterruptible Power Supply Maintenance Standards (PDF)

2006-07-31

TE-2006-3

Traffic Signal Uninterruptible Power Supply Material Standards (PDF)

2006-07-31

TE-2006-2

Initiation of Ministry of Transportation Cellular Communication Accounts (PDF)

2006-05-31

TE-2006-1

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) at Signalized Intersections and at Traffic Control or Warning Devices Interconnected with Railways (PDF)

2006-05-31

TE-2005-9

Revisions to Electrical and Traffic Engineering Manual (December 2003) (PDF)
– See Electrical & Traffic Engineering Design Manual

2005-11-30

TE-2005-7

Clarification of the Use of Green Arrow Signal Displays on Traffic Signals at Interchanges (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2005-07-28

TE-2005-5

Lane Use Signs and Pavement Markings at Multi-lane Roundabouts (PDF)

2005-07-28

TE-2005-4

Web Camera Design, Installation, and Commissioning Specifications (PDF)
See Amendment in Bulletin TE-2012-06

2005-06-30

TE-2005-3

Use of Countdown Pedestrian Signals (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2005-06-30

TE-2005-2

Revisions to Electrical and Traffic Engineering Manual
– See Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Updates

2005-03-31

TE-2005-1

Revisions to 2004 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction, Section 635 (PDF)
– See 2004 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction
– Service Disconnect Switches
– Pre manufactured Signal Bags

2005-03-31

TE-2004-2

Revisions to 2004 Standard Specification for Highway Construction, Section 635 (PDF)
See Drawing SP 635.1.1.18, Revision C (PDF)

2004-06-15

TE-2004-1

Revisions to Electrical and Traffic Engineering Manual (PDF)
– See Electrical & Traffic Engineering Design Manual

2004-06-15

TE-2003-01

Design Process and Quality Management
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 200

2003-08-08

TE-2003-02

Traffic Sign Timing Sheets and Traffic Count Templates
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2003-08-08

TE-2002-07

Interim Bicycle Guidelines for Traffic Signals (PDF)

2002-11-30

TE-2002-06

Roadway Illumination Warrants
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 300

2002-11-30

TE-2002-04
TE-2002-04

Pole Loading for Standard Traffic Signals and Sign Poles (PDF)
Pole Capacity Program (Excel Workbook / Forms)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 500

2002-11-30

TE-2002-03

Post Mounted Flasher Application Clarification (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2002-11-30

TE-2002-02

LED (Light Emitting Diode) Signal Heads
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2002-11-30

TE-2002-01

Audible Effects of High Visibility Delineation (PDF)

2002-04-30

TE-2001-11

Installation of Small Signs on Traffic Signal Poles and other Ministry Poles.
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2001-10-31

TE-2001-10

Electrical and Signing Material Standards Revisions
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Design Manual

2001-10-31

TE-2001-09

Ministry Use of Traffic Signal Control Cable
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2001-10-31

TE-2001-08

Design Criteria for All Cantilever, Sign Bridge and Custom Pole Structures (PDF)

2001-10-31

TE-2001-07

Vehicle Underpass Lighting (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 300

2001-10-31

TE-2001-06

Clarification of Use of Reflective Tape Borders on Traffic Signal Backboards (PDF)

2001-10-31

TE-2001-05

LED Pedestrian Heads
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2002-01-01

TE-2001-04
TE-2001-04-700

Electrical and Traffic Engineering Drafting Standards
Introduction to Drafting Standards
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 700

2002-01-01

TE-2001-03

Clarification of Detector Loop Applications
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2001-02-28

TE-2001-02

Advance Warning Sign Placement and Timing in Construction Zones (PDF)

2001-02-28

TE-2001-01

Green LED (Light Emitting Diode) Signal Heads
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2001-06-01

TE-2000-15

Advance Warning Sign Placement Calculations
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2000-11-30

TE-2000-14

Traffic Signal Lamps
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2000-11-30

TE-2000-12

Preformed Detector Loops (PDF)
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2000-11-30

TE-2000-11

Detector Loop Types and Colour Coding
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2000-11-30

TE-2000-10

Hourly Mean Wind Pressures for the Province of British Columbia
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 500

2000-10-30

TE-2000-09

Corrective Maintenance Procedure for Type 1 (Combination) Sign Poles (PDF)

2000-11-30

TE-2000-08

Clarification of Clear Zone Requirements for Luminaire and Sign Poles in Curb and Gutter and/or Sidewalk Application (PDF)

2000-11-30

TE-2000-07

Post Flasher Application (PDF)

2000-11-30

TE-2000-05

Roadway Illumination
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 300

2000-05-15

TE-2000-04

Replacement of Traffic Controller Conflict Monitors (PDF)

2000-05-15

TE-2000-03

Sign Illumination (PDF)

2000-04-01

TE-2000-02

LED (Light Emitting Diode) Signal Heads
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 400

2000-06-01

TE-2000-01

Maintenance of Sign Poles (PDF)

2000-01-28

HE96005

Policy for Type 1 and 3 Sign Poles
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 500

1996-09-18

HE96004

Policy for Pole Loading on Rehabilitation Projects
– Superseded, see Electrical & Traffic Engineering Manual, Section 500

1996-09-18

HE96003

Working in Snow Avalanche Areas – Policy and Procedure (PDF)

1996-09-13

HE96002

Guidelines for Use of Signs (PDF)

1996-03-10

HE94001

Introduction to Technical Bulletins (PDF)

1994-05-04