Posts Categorized: News

Steve Farber on King Street: Now a faster and more reliable transit route

December 4, 2017.  UTTRI-associated faculty Steve Farber was quoted in the Toronto Star saying that the King Street streetcar service has become faster and more reliable between Bathurst and Jarvis since the start of the King Street Transit Pilot November 12. Read the Toronto Star article. Farber and PhD candidate Nate Wessel analyzed data collected pre- and… Read more »

Mark Fox taps into technology-based ‘smart solutions’ for Pune, India

The Hindustan Times featured Professor Mark Fox ‘s work in India on December 3.  The article outlined a collaborative project led by Professor Fox which will use technology-based ‘smart solutions’ and artificial intelligence to make Pune, India, a Smart City. This will be among the first of the projects to be tackled under a recent memorandum of understanding… Read more »

Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) 2.0 Workshop

The annual TTS 2.0 Workshop was held on December 1 in the Galbraith Building at University of Toronto. The workshop was held to examine results of field tests on advancing travel survey method practices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area (GGHA). New data collection methodology and use of innovative technology were also discussed. Planning practitioners from… Read more »

Assistant Professor – Transformative and Automated Transportation Systems

UTTRI is actively seeking applications from emerging leaders who can bring innovative, diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to the area of Transformative and Automated Transportation Systems. Click here for details on the opportunity: Assistant Professor – Transformative and Automated Transportation Systems.  

Yoram Shiftan explores the implications of automated vehicles

Dr. Yoram Shiftan presented a special distinguished guest lecture for the UT-ITE seminar series at the University of Toronto on November 22, 2017. He gave a broad overview of automated vehicles (AVs) exploring issues, opportunities, and research approaches. See Professor Shiftan’s presentation file PDF for Travel Behavior Implications of Automated Vehicles. There are many issues… Read more »

Sustainable transportation of goods focus of Pembina forum

UTTRI-associated faculty Professor Matthew J. Roorda, Canada Research Chair in Freight Transportation and Logistics, was invited to take part in a Thought Leader Forum hosted by the Pembina Institute on November 16. On the road to freight excellence: Collaborating on sustainable urban goods movement brought together a wide variety of thought leaders to talk about excellence and… Read more »

Judy Farvolden CBC TV interview about King Street Pilot

UTTRI Program Director Dr. Judy Farvolden talked to Dwight Drummond about Toronto’s King Street Pilot in an interview for CBC News at Six on November 14, 2017. Click here to go to YouTube video clip of Judy’s interview. Question from interviewer Dwight Drummond What do these developments say about a shift in thinking that’s happening… Read more »