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Student-Industry Mixer

UTTRI News, April 4, 2017 Where are the best opportunities for work after studies in transportation engineering? How can students’ technical and research skills be used to maximum advantage in industry projects? Questions like these continue to inspire an annual evening of conversation and connection between transportation planning and engineering students and industry representatives.  The 2017 Student-Industry Mixer… Read more »

Prof. Baher Abdulhai to speak at Road Pricing Leadership Summit

UTTRI’s Professor Baher Abdulhai will speak about GTHA Dynamic Road Pricing Research at the Road Pricing Leadership Summit presented by Transport Futures in Toronto on May 12. Other speakers will include: Steve Hogan, Mayor, City of Aurora (Denver) Jim Madaffer, Commissioner, California Transportation Commission Geoff Meggs, Councillor, City of Vancouver, BC Michael Harris, MPP and Transportation… Read more »

Saidal Akbari & Khandker Nurul Habib paper available

Further to his recent UT-ITE seminar, Saidal Akbari has provided a link to a published paper on his seminar topic of the same name. Saidal Akbari & Khandker Nurul Habib (2015) An econometric investigation on the relationship between modal accessibility and the home–work spatial configuration of two-commuter households, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 11:10, 897-917, DOI: 10.1080/23249935.2015.1073405. Saidal… Read more »

UTTRI’s Paul Hess – New TCAT Publication

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Paul Hess is co-author of a new report recently made available by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, Active Transportation Planning Beyond the Greenbelt: The Outer Ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region.

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 »

Optimal Discount Policies for Transit Agencies: The Case of Pass-Programs and Loyalty-Programs

Miss the seminar? Medhi Nourinejad shared his presentation file with UTTRI. Access the PDF file here. Abstract The proliferation of smart cards in public transportation has paved the way for successful implementation of two prominent discount policies: pass programs and loyalty programs. While pass programs have been around as early as the 1970s, loyalty programs are only now… Read more »