Posts Categorized: News

Postdoctoral Fellow Maryam Shekarrizfard shares UT-ITE presentation

Dr. Maryam Shekarrizfard has generously given permission for her March 24 presentation PDF to be shared on the UTTRI website: Modelling the Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Ambient Nitrogen Dioxide and Investigating the Effects of Public Transit Policies on Population Exposure. The presentation is the outcome of two published papers: Modelling the Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Ambient Nitrogen… Read more »

Robert Cervero’s CivE Distinguished Lecture

UTTRI News, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Professor Robert Cervero‘s lecture on Monday, March 20, 2017 focused on how network design, mixed land use patterns, amenities, and natural landscape influence active commuting, focusing on cycling but also walking and running to work. Professor Cervero kindly offered to share slides from his presentation, and UTTRI is very… Read more »

Maximum City: Can Traffic Lights Learn?

UTTRI News, Thursday, March 16, 2017 As a result of partnership through iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth research project, a group of 25 young visitors from Maximum City attended a special presentation at UTTRI’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Centre during March break. Professor Baher Abdulhai, Director of the ITS Centre, talked to the group about… Read more »

Pollution from transit construction

The Toronto Star’s Ben Spurr wrote about the research presented in “The net greenhouse gas impact of the Sheppard Subway Line” by Shoshanna Saxe, Eric Miller, and Peter Guthrie, recently published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (Volume 51, March 2017, pp. 261–275). Transit construction can cause greenhouse gas emissions that take decades to offset,… Read more »

Measuring Traffic-Related Air Pollution Along Toronto’s Bicycle Network

Now available: Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou’s PDF resource for her UT-ITE seminar on February 17, 2017 at UTTRI, “Measuring air pollution along Toronto’s bicycle network.” Over the span of the summer of 2016 (May to September), the Transportation and Air Quality (TRAQ) Research Group measured air pollution along bicycle routes in Toronto. In this study, cyclists were… Read more »

Robert Bain resource now available

A PDF of Robert Bain’s December 5th presentation for UTTRI, Travel Demand Forecasts: Predictive Performance, Rob Bain, is now available. Note on the PDF: This presentation is part of an on-going research effort by Robert Bain. Please contact him for up-to-date findings and results (e:

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Technical Report Writing…

…But Were Afraid to Ask! Professor Eric J. Miller presents for the UT-ITE Seminar Series on the mechanics of how to write a polished and professional technical report. He stressed the importance of communicating research results in a way that makes it easy for readers to focus on the content. Using good organization and layout, consistent formatting, and error-free grammar… Read more »

Preparing for Automated Vehicles at the City of Toronto

Ryan Lanyon’s Jan. 27  talk for the UT-ITE Seminar Series shared an overview of the issues related to vehicle automation under consideration, activities undertaken to start planning, and possible directions for policy development. Ryan generously made a copy of his presentation slides available here: Preparing for Automated Vehicles at the City of Toronto – Ryan Lanyon 27… Read more »

PostDoctoral Fellowship at UTTRI

Applications close January 31 for a PostDoctoral Fellowship position at UTTRI. The incumbent will be responsible for key research tasks within a collaborative research programme between the University of Toronto and Trapeze, a transit software and services solutions provider. The goal is to develop a cloud-based scheduling and planning solution that jointly optimizes both facets.  Postdoctoral Fellow… Read more »

“Completing the puzzle” highlights new ways safety can be measured

Safety for everyone using Toronto streets, no matter the mode of transport, is the goal. UTTRI’s Professor Matthew Roorda and researcher Nancy Hui use video data and analysis of vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian activity along the Bloor Street bike lanes, before and after their installation, to help ensure the City of Toronto gets that result…. Read more »