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Donmez research profiled in Toyota video at ITS World Congress

Research on enhancing the safety of drivers by UTTRI Associated Faculty Professor Birsen Donmez was featured in a video, produced by Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center, which is being shown at the ITS World Congress in Montreal this week. Click here to see the video from 2:25.

UTTRI research draws councillor attention

UTTRI’s research activities, in particular the new Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (CATTS) projects, attracted the attention of Toronto City Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25, Don Valley West). On Friday, October 27, Robinson met here with CATTS Principal Investigator Baher Abdulhai and UTTRI Program Director Judy Farvolden to learn about the many areas of… Read more »

ITE: Serving transportation professionals

Sean Nix, President of the Toronto Section of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, spoke on October 27. Sean’s presentation provided an overview of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The institute is an international organization divided into eight districts including six in the United States, one in Canada, and one international district. Membership is… Read more »

UTTRI’s ONE-ITS at ITS World Congress starting Sunday

The 2017 ITS World Congress will take place in Montreal October 29 through November 2.  UTTRI is proud to participate, through the ONE-ITS Research Society, in ITS Canada’s welcome reception on October 29 before the opening of the Congress on October 30. ITS Canada and ITS America are co-hosts of the 2017 ITS World Congress…. Read more »

UTTRI Director Eric Miller interviewed on The Agenda

In case you missed TVO’s The Agenda yesterday – the video is up! UTTRI Director Eric Miller was interviewed by Steve Paikin in Big Data, Better Transportation Planning (17:22). More downloads of the City Logger app will hopefully result from this on-air conversation on the ins & outs of transportation data and transportation planning. If you haven’t downloaded… Read more »

Raphael Dumas on modernizing transit equity assessment

Raphael Dumas’ presentation at UTTRI on October 20 discussed the use of automatic transit data to assess transit equity in Boston, Massachusetts. This assessment was conducted in response to an existing equity evaluation technique which was not passenger focused. The transit data used included Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) data. This… Read more »

Planning to transfer: Increasing service reliability in public transit

Dr. Mahmood M. Nesheli’s October 13 presentation, “Real-time Control Strategies for Public-Transport Transfer Synchronization,” discussed the issue of passenger transfers in a public transit context. The development of a model was presented; it included the concepts of “library of tactics” and “direct transfer.” The model was applied to a limited number of routes in Auckland,… Read more »

iCity-ORF research informs City of Toronto report on Bloor Street bike lane pilot project

October 12, 2017. Today’s CBC News online article by John Rieti, Bloor bike lane report highlights changes for cyclists, drivers, businesses: City council to decide whether or not to make bike lanes permanent at next meeting, closes with a reference to information provided by “University of Toronto researchers.” The iCity-ORF project Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth … Read more »

Chris Harding talks about travel survey smartphone apps

On October 6, Chris Harding shared a comparison of travel survey smartphone applications as part of the UT-ITE Seminar Series. In his talk “State of the art and potential of travel survey smartphone apps: Introducing ‘City Logger,’” he presented an overview of trip-tracking smartphone applications. Despite the large number of applications available, little is known… Read more »

City of Toronto and U of T sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 2, 2017 A Memorandum of Understanding between U of T and the City of Toronto was signed today at City Hall. The agreement formalizes collaboration as well as exchange of knowledge, research data and more. UTTRI is proud to play a part in the initiative. Read more: U of T, City of Toronto sign memorandum… Read more »