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Eric Miller talks King Street Pilot Project on Metro Morning

Monday, November 13, 2017 The King Street pilot project has begun: streetcars now have priority; cars are now being forced on to alternate routes. What does that say about the city that we are now? UTTRI Director Eric Miller was interviewed today on CBC’s Metro Morning in Making transit a priority in Toronto. According to… Read more »

Ensuring smart cities are designed effectively and equitably

UTTRI Program Director Judy Farvolden and UTTRI-associated faculty Enid Slack and David Wolfe, took part in “Understanding Smarter Cities: What Happens Next?” co-sponsored by UTTRI and organized by the Urban Studies Program at Innis College. Shauna Brail, Presidential Advisor on Urban Engagement and Director of the Urban Studies Program, introduced the November 2 public event. As… Read more »

Professor Baher Abulhai: iCity-CATTS and the future of smart transportation

Currently, the private sector is the main driver of advances in transportation technology—but do private sector intentions align with social needs? At his November 3 UT-ITE seminar, Professor Baher Abdulhai discussed the motivations, goals and methods behind the July 2017 launch of the iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS). Created to address… Read more »

Our first UofT Transportation Alumni reception!

Did you complete a transportation-related research paper, project, thesis or degree while at UofT? Are you a UofT graduate working in the transportation field? Please join us on November 9, 5-8 p.m. at the first-ever reception for UofT Transportation Alumni! Transportation studies at UofT has produced some 600+ alumni over the last 35 years. We figure… Read more »

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 »