September 23, 2016 - New Cable Ferry for Norway House to Launch to Red River in Selkirk
September 20, 2016 - Province Responds to Auditor General's Reports on The East Side Road Authority
September 13, 2016 - Government Moves to Create Single Source for Delivery of Highway Infrastructure
Manitoba Infrastructure is responsible for the development of transportation policy and legislation, and for the management of the province’s vast infrastructure network. To meet these responsibilities, the department delivers a wide range of programs and services that play a critical role in sustaining the contributions of the transportation sector to Manitoba’s economic growth.
Manitoba Infrastructure's transportation responsibilities include corporate policy and provincial legislation development, motor carrier safety and regulation enforcement, carrier permits and the development and implementation of sustainable transportation initiatives.
The department’s water control, drainage and transportation infrastructure management duties cover the construction, maintenance, and operation of 19,000 kilometres of all weather roads, 2,200 kilometres of winter roads, over 21,000 bridges and culverts, 4,700 kilometres of drains, 75 dams, 61 reservoirs, 41 pumping stations, 24 northern airports, and many other components.
Manitoba Infrastructure is also responsible for the delivery of several transportation and infrastructure-related services or programs such as air ambulance flights, water bomber operations, property management, procurement, material distribution, fleet vehicles, Crown Lands stewardship, mail management, and government building security across the province.