An Urban Transportation Think Tank for Policy Analysis & System Design

UTTRI is a new initiative that brings the considerable depth and breadth of University of Toronto research to bear on real-world urban transportation problems from perspectives of engineering, humanities and science. It is a solution-oriented think tank that fills a critical gap between traditional academic basic research, professional consulting and public sector transportation planning and operations. Building upon our research expertise and working relationships with both the public and private sectors, UTTRI seeks solutions to pressing problems facing our cities, such as: cost-effective suburban transit systems; politically acceptable road pricing systems for network performance optimization; dynamic real-time control of road and transit systems for capacity maximization; improved urban logistics systems for goods movements; improved urban and street design for walking and cycling; etc.

How we design, build and operate our cities will directly determine our economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, health and social well-being. Major transportation challenges can be solved and major new opportunities can be exploited only through coordination and integration of multiple areas of research. The raison d’etre of UTTRI is to provide the coordination and integration needed to support large-scale, high-impact research, to provide the foundation for a comprehensive central hub for transportation-related research at the University of Toronto and to support research partnerships the University of Toronto establishes with other institutions around the world.

Upcoming Events

10:00 am iCity Research Day 2017 @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
iCity Research Day 2017 @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Second annual iCity Research Day. Details added as available.
8:00 am Two Short Courses on Public Tran... @ University of Toronto, Galbraith Building
Two Short Courses on Public Tran... @ University of Toronto, Galbraith Building
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm
Public Transit Planning & ITS  Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24, 2017 Public Transit Modelling Friday, August 25, 2017 Beginning May 1, 2017, registration will be available through the University of Toronto School of Continuing... Read more »