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Professor Eric Miller guest lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

On June 29 at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Eric Miller gave an invited research seminar “First We Take Toronto … Lessons from the TASHA Implementation and Next Steps” before delivering the Ogden Lecture “Public Transport in Toronto: What Can We Learn From the Last 20 Years?,” a free public presentation.

iCity Research Day

Thirteen summary presentations from eight iCity project areas were shared at the June 26, 2017 iCity Research Day.

Smartphone Travel Surveys & the Itinerum™ Platform: A hands-on workshop

Participants weren’t fazed by the weather at a day-long workshop “Smartphone Travel Surveys & the Itinerum™ Platform” given by Professor Zachary Patterson of Concordia University at UofT on Friday, June 23. Some thirty registrants from transportation organizations, nonprofits, research centres, universities, and municipal and regional governments were keen to learn about the free Itinerum™ Mobile App and Web Platform. Opening remarks… Read more »

Professor Habib to work with Stantec on NSERC CRD Project

Professor Khandker Nurul Habib was awarded funding from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Program to work with Stantec on the project “Simplified framework to forecast multimodal travel demand for mixed-use developments.” Project Proposal Summary Evaluating traffic impacts of urban development in a regular and routine exercise of transportation planning agencies. Because of the incremental… Read more »

Transportation and smart cities the focus of tripartite workshop

Developing a collaborative research program in the areas of transportation and smart cities was the focus of a recent Toronto workshop attended by researchers from UofT, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Utrecht University. The June 8-9 workshop was a follow-up to a 2016 meeting and Memorandum of Understanding initiating a tripartite research agreement. Several… Read more »

AV impact assessed in new project

Professor Khandker Nurul Habib‘s research project “Assessment of the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicle System on Transportation Demand in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area” received funding from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario’s Highway Infrastructure Innovations Funding Program. The widespread implementation of Automated and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) is expected to create an unprecedented revolution in the travel patterns of urban residents…. Read more »

Trip destination choice modelling: documenting best practices

UTTRI Director, Professor Eric Miller participated in a two-day charrette (workshop) in Washington, DC May 24-25 on the theme of trip destination choice modelling. Destination choice models are widely considered to be one of the weakest components of operational travel demand forecasting model systems. The objective of the charrette was to develop a set of wiki… Read more »

Data visualization: exploring possibilities

Thirty participants from UofT, OCAD U, City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and Esri Canada took part in a software tool design charrette (workshop) on Wednesday, June 7 entitled “Visualization, Analysis, and Decision Support Technology for Urban Transport: The Next Generation.” An opportunity for in-depth discussion of data visualization needs and possible solutions, the charrette was… Read more »

Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili’s CTRF paper named Runner-Up for Best Conference Paper

MASc candidate Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili’s paper was named Runner-Up for the Best Conference Paper at the 52nd annual conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum in Winnipeg May 28-31, 2017. His paper “Assessing the Impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Canada’s Transportation Network” was co-authored by Professor Matthew J. Roorda (UofT) and Professor… Read more »