Posts Categorized: News

Rebecca Nelson reports on the transfer experience for transit users

The transfer experience has room for improvement, according to researcher Rebecca Nelson, who recently completed a study for  Metrolinx entitled Intermodal Connectivity at Gateway Hubs. Nelson’s recommendations to make transfers easier, faster, and more pleasant for users include: improved wayfinding, including maps and signs better-marked pedestrian routes more amenities, such as seating protections from harsh winter… Read more »

UTTRI Director Eric J. Miller Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from International Association for Travel Behavior Research

Updated August 30, 2018. Professor Eric J. Miller,  as winner of the IATBR Lifetime Achievement Award, presented a lecture at the IATBR conference on July 19. Video of his presentation is now available on the IATBR2018 YouTube channel here. Professor Miller’s half hour seminar, “Travel Demand Models, the Next Generation: Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before,” focused… Read more »

Register now to attend Automotive UI’18

Register today to attend Automotive UI, the premiere international conference on automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications and receive a discount on the registration rate. The Early Bird registration rate ends at midnight tomorrow, August 17.

2018 Public Transit Short Courses

The two short courses are intensive public transit professional development sessions unique in Canada and have been offered annually at the University of Toronto for the past ten years.

Class of ’88 Reunion

Several U of T transportation engineering graduates got together in Toronto last week to mark the 30th anniversary of their 1988 graduation. The international gathering visited UTTRI to hear about the latest research directions in transportation in a presentation by Executive Director Dr. Judy Farvolden. The Class of ’88 were then treated to a tour… Read more »

More driver attention needed turning right at intersections to keep vulnerable road users safe

A recent research study examined failures by drivers to check for vulnerable road users during right turns at intersections. The study was carried out by researchers in the Human Factors and Applied Statistics (HFASt) Lab of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Toronto.  Nazli Eser Kaya, Suzan Ayas, Canmanie Teresa Ponnambalam and Birsen Donmez wrote about… Read more »

UTTRI to contribute expertise to Peel Region’s off-peak delivery six-month pilot project

The Region of Peel’s first Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) pilot project will run July-December 2018 with participation from: LCBO Loblaw Companies Limited PepsiCo Walmart Canada Corp. Weston Foods The University of Toronto, McMaster University and York University will contribute their expertise through the Smart Freight Centre, an initiative led by Peel Region. Metrolinx will provide a… Read more »

Register now for Two Short Courses on Public Transit

Two Short Courses on Public Transit are intensive professional development sessions which have been offered annually at University of Toronto since 2010.  The courses comprise a practical guide to public transit planning, modelling and ITS applications. The program is designed for practising public transit professionals or those involved in the transportation and planning industry who have an interest… Read more »

Brail on mobility disruption and securing positive outcomes

July 3, 2018 Professor Shauna Brail‘s remarks to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference on June 3, 2018 have been published online by Policy Options Politiques in the article How partnerships can help cities cope with technological disruption. Brail discusses the impact of autonomous vehicles as well as other disruptive mobility innovations, ride-hailing in… Read more »

Shalaby: Autonomous shuttles could solve “last mile” problem

July 3, 2018 Professor Amer Shalaby was quoted in the Toronto Star today in Toronto plans to test driverless vehicles for trips to and from transit stations. The article by Ben Spurr outlines a City of Toronto proposal to test driverless shuttles operating to and from transit stops in a pilot project. If approved, the project… Read more »