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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 »

UTTRI’s iCity-CATTS featured in U of T Engineering News

An excellent piece on UTTRI’s new iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS) and principal investigator Professor Baher Abdulhai was posted May 26 on the U of T Engineering News website. The article by Tyler Irving is the first in a Spring-Summer 2017 series on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Read: Driverless cars, artificial intelligence… Read more »

Postdoctoral Fellow in Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems

Applications are now being accepted for Postdoctoral Fellow in Automated and Transformative Transportation at the new multidisciplinary iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS), a major research initiative at UTTRI. The Postdoctoral Fellow will play a leading role in iCity-CATTS projects investigating the transportation system demand and supply performance and environmental, health and… Read more »

UTTRI needs 2 interviewers this summer

Job posting: Interviewers sought for a research project at the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute. Description: The Institute is looking to hire 2 interviewers. Short term contract would begin June 12 (flexible) and end by September 3 (also flexible). Our goal is to carry out between 300 and 450 household surveys during this time…. Read more »