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The City Logger app – download it now!

October 2, 2017 Help shape the future of transportation in our region – it’s as simple as installing the City Logger app on your smartphone to log your trips! For more information, visit the City Logger website at https://citylogger.ca.

Jason Hawkins discusses regional transportation models

Jason Hawkins talked about his recent work in the area of Fort McMurray, Alberta, at the UT-ITE Seminar on Friday, September 29th. In his presentation, “An Atypical RTM – Development of the RM of Wood Buffalo Regional Travel Model,” he discussed the challenges of developing a regional transportation model (RTM) for the region encapsulating Fort McMurray,… Read more »

Paul Hess talks to Metro Morning about suburban pedestrian safety

September 29, 2017 Four pedestrians have been killed by cars in Scarborough since Wednesday night. Metro Morning producer Morgan Passi visited the street where a mother and her five-year-old daughter were killed. Professor Paul Hess joined her on location and discussed the relationship between built environment and safety. Listen to the Metro Morning podcast Pedestrian… Read more »

Abundant UTTRI research shared at Transport Survey Methods conference

September 28, 2017 UTTRI researchers took the 11th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods in Estérel, Québec by storm this week, beginning with the opening keynote address given by Director Eric Miller, “TTS 2.0: Survey Methods R&D Program for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.” The keynote address was co-authored by Khandker Nurul Habib, Siva Srikukenthiran, Martin… Read more »

A guest presentation by Dr. Kelly Clifton of Portland State University

Dr. Kelly Clifton was our guest at U of T last week. She engaged with graduate students and postdocs and their research through roundtable discussions – in both Geography and Planning and in Civil Engineering – on September 21 and 22. On September 22 she gave a lively seminar at Sid Smith, co-presented by Geography… Read more »

Paula Nguyen’s analysis of streetcar bunching incidents

Paula Nguyen presented her MASc thesis, Determining the Factors that Influence the Probability and Time to Streetcar Bunching Incidents, at the UT-ITE Friday Seminar Series on September 22, 2017. Abstract Bunching is a common operational problem in surface transit systems with negative impacts on service quality and users’ perception. While many studies have focused on… Read more »

Gregory Hoy on Pedestrian Behaviour Modelling

September 15, 2017  Greg Hoy presents A Comparative Analysis of Agent-Based Pedestrian Modelling Approaches Last Friday, Greg Hoy presented his MASc thesis as part of the UT-ITE seminar series. He shared a thorough analysis of four different pedestrian behaviour models and their relative strengths and weaknesses. Greg generously shared a PDF of his presentation slides… Read more »

Dr. Miguel Andres Figliozzi and the Use of Drones for Commercial Last-­Mile Deliveries

September 15, 2017 A special guest from Portland State University, Professor Miguel Andres Figliozzi presented a thought-provoking, detailed talk examining the theory and practice of using drones for commercial deliveries. Please click here for a PDF of Dr. Figliozzi’s presentation file: Drones for commercial last-­mile deliveries: a discussion of logistical, environmental, and economic tradeoffs. Abstract Private… Read more »

Yishu (Roy) Pu on Union Station Rail Corridor Capacity Analysis

September 8, 2017 MASc Thesis Supervisor Professor Amer Shalaby introduces Yishu (Roy) Pu (photo: T. Romancyshyn) Yishu (Roy) Pu presented his MASc thesis as part of the UT-ITE Seminar Series on September 8, 2017.  His talk was well attended by professors, fellow students and guests and was followed by a lively discussion. Yishu Roy Pu,… Read more »