A team of researchers from U of T Engineering is partnering with the construction industry to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, bridges, public transit and other major infrastructure projects.
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 »
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 »
UTTRI-associated faculty Matti Siemiatycki was interviewed by CityNews at 6 on November 29 regarding the latest census data.
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.
A total of fifteen participants met to share their thoughts, comments and feedback on the Smart Cities Challenge with the Honourable Bill Morneau to launch the Challenge in Toronto.
A Memorandum of Understanding between University of Toronto, IIT-Bombay and the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. was signed.
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 »
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 »
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 »