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

Mar
31
Fri
11:00 am Saidal Akbari: Conceptual Framew... @ ITS Lab and Testbed, SF3103 , University of Toronto
Saidal Akbari: Conceptual Framew... @ ITS Lab and Testbed, SF3103 , University of Toronto
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Details will be added as available. The Winter Term 2017 Seminar Series is presented by the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter.
Apr
3
Mon
5:00 pm Student-Industry Mixer 2017 @ Debates Room, Hart House
Student-Industry Mixer 2017 @ Debates Room, Hart House
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The UT-ITE Student Chapter will host its annual Industry Mixer on April 3, 2017. The purpose of the Mixer is to create an environment that will allow transportation planning and engineering students from the universities... Read more »
Jun
26
Mon
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.