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RCCAO pushes for a subway relief line

Executive Director of the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), Andy Manahan, shares why they believe a subway relief line is necessary. Click here to watch the interview clip on YouTube. Question from interviewer Kevin Frankish Is it really going to make a difference, that little stretch? Andy Manahan’s responses The transit specialists… Read more »

Shalaby shares expertise on crowd management in large-scale events

Professor Amer Shalaby was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last week as an invited guest participant at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 1st International R&D Collaboration Conference. He was the lead facilitator of the “crowd management” research theme and workshop, and he coordinated the development of a framework for the research program on crowd management in large… Read more »

Dr. Anahita Jami at EV2018VE: Report Cards for Transit

Dr. Anahita Jami presented “Greenhouse Gas Emission Modelling for the Transit Sector” at the EV2018VE Conference in Ottawa in April. Dr. Jami is a postdoctoral fellow with the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI). The research was carried out by Dr. Jami, Dr. Josipa Petrunic… Read more »

MASc Candidate Chris Stogios wins “Best Poster” at HCAAO Symposium

MASc Candidate Chris Stogios presented his thesis research and won “Best Poster” for “Determining the Effects of Automated Vehicle Driving Behaviour on Vehicle Emissions and Traffic Performance” at the Hellenic Canadian Academic Association (HCAAO) Symposium. Chris noted that his was the only poster on the topic of automated vehicles. Chris presented his research at a UT-ITE… Read more »

Saxe, Posen aim to improve sustainability of urban infrastructure systems

Professors Shoshanna Saxe and I. Daniel Posen were jointly awarded a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund grant for their project entitled “Improving Sustainability of Urban Infrastructure Systems.” The funding will enable the development of a virtual laboratory, which they will use to conduct life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental cost-benefit analysis (ECBA) on urban systems. The professors aim… Read more »

ICT4S Chair Steve Easterbrook: Climate change solutions

How do we solve the global problem of climate change? With technology, says U of T expert Steve Easterbrook, a professor of computer science at the University of Toronto, has been collaborating with climate scientists for more than 10 years. He was studying how large software engineering teams work, when he says it was suggested… Read more »

Transportation barriers to Syrian newcomer participation and settlement in Durham Region

Published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation barriers to Syrian newcomer participation and settlement in Durham Region reports on the effects of inaccessibility on Syrian refugees in Durham Region. The transport and social exclusion framework is applied to determine whether transport poverty leads to inaccessibility, and how this impacts participation… Read more »

Farber receives award from American Association of Geographers

Professor Steven Farber was honoured with the “2018 Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group’s Emerging Scholar Award” at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers held in New Orleans in April 2018. The award is bestowed annually by the AAG’s Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group.

Autonomous vehicle parking continues to draw attention

Recently published research by Professor Matthew J. Roorda, Sina Bahrami, and Dr. Medhi Nourinejad on autonomous vehicle parking optimization continues to draw media attention. April 4, 2018: Global News – Monique Scotti Parking lot karma: How driverless cars could change the urban landscape April 13, 2018: Forbes.com – Adi Gaskell How Autonomous Vehicles Might Reshape Our Cities

Dr. Adam Weiss engages community on AVs

“What do driverless cars hold for the future of our transportation system?” Dr. Adam Weiss gave this keynote presentation to the Bayview-Cummer Neighbourhood Association at their Annual General Meeting on April 10th. Weiss presented an overview of why AVs matter and what impacts (both positive and negative) might result from their widespread adoption. The importance of planning… Read more »