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UofT team competes at ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl

The ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl competition has taken place annually since 2009, and is designed to test knowledge of the ITE, transportation planning and engineering topics as well as some fun categories.  

Farvolden: Making cities more youth-friendly

Creating child-friendly cities was published on the Spacing Toronto blog on May 30, 2018. The article discusses the rising demographic of urban youth and the need for inclusive child-friendly design. It also talks about Maximum City, a hands-on city-building and environmental education and engagement group that works with schools, governments, and communities to “learn and… Read more »

Can automation promote low carbon transportation?

New research on anticipated impacts of automated transportation “Automated, electric, or both? Investigating the effects of transportation and technology scenarios on metropolitan greenhouse gas emissions” was published  in Sustainable Cities and Society (Volume 40, July 2018, Pages 524-533). Authors are An Wang, Christos Stogios,Yijun Gai, James Vaughan, Gozde Ozonder, SeungJae Lee, Daniel Posen, Eric  J. Miller and Marianne Hatzopoulou. The anticipated impacts of automated transportation… Read more »

Abdulhai shares ITS expertise in China

Professor Baher Abdulhai travelled to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, this past week, invited as a keynote to the Huawei Strategy & Technology Workshop May 15-16.  Hundreds of Huawei’s most senior technologists and invited external experts participate in the annual event. The workshop focuses on major industry trends and technology directions. Professor Abdulhai gave a talk on state-of-the-art research… Read more »

Professor Habib named Associate Director of Data Management Group

Professor Khandker Nurul Habib recently accepted the role of Associate Director of the Data Management Group (DMG). Founded in 1988, the DMG provides travel behaviour data collection, management and analysis services to provincial and municipal transportation planning agencies in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area (GTHA). DMG is funded by and reports to the Transportation Information Steering Committee (TISC), which… Read more »

Toronto: Towards a Smart and Inclusive City-Region

UTTRI Director Eric Miller participated in Tuesday’s free conference Toronto: Towards a Smart and Inclusive City-Region. He joined the panel session “Working Together: Building the City-Region of the Future” which focused on the role of partnerships, collaboration and responsibility in building a city-region that is smart, dynamic, and sustainable. See the full program here. The event was livestreamed: watch… Read more »

Abdulhai on Smart Transportation

Professor Baher Abdulhai took part in an interactive panel discussion on the future of smart transportation at the Smart Cities Expo World Forum in Toronto on May 7, 2018. Discussion topics included: smart mobility solutions the potential of autonomous vehicles to disrupt passenger transportation how cities and agencies can cooperate to deliver smarter transportation networks… Read more »

Siemiatycki on King Street corridor growth

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki was quoted in the May 3 Toronto Star article “Future residents likely to push King St. streetcars back past limits, study finds“: Toronto has seen rapid housing growth for years, particularly along King St., which has caused transit infrastructure to “creak under the pressure” because it hasn’t seen corresponding investments,… Read more »

Farvolden welcomes Invest Ontario

May 7, 2018 A group from Toronto Global and Invest Ontario visited UTTRI to learn about our research expertise, projects and impact. UTTRI Executive Director Dr. Judy Farvolden welcomed the 30 guests, who were on a Toronto “tour” hosted by Daniel Hengeveld, Director, Investment Attraction North America, Toronto Global. Dr. Farvolden presented an overview of… Read more »

Michael J. Widener new Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Health

UTTRI associate faculty Professor Michael J. Widener is one of sixteen new Canada Research Chairs at the University of Toronto. An assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, Widener is primarily interested in topics related to health, transportation, and urban geography and planning. The Canada Research Chairs Program is part of a national strategy… Read more »