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Amer Shalaby shares public transit expertise

January 31, 2018 Professor Amer Shalaby was interviewed by CityNews in Cracked rail triggers another day of TTC delays on Line 1. Professor Shalaby’s research over the past 25 years has made significant contributions to urban transit planning and operations, intelligent transportation systems, transportation planning for large-scale events and mega cities, and transportation systems safety analysis.

Greg Hoy paper awarded Albert Stevens Award

Congratulations to UofT alumnus Greg Hoy (2017 MASc) who was awarded the Albert Stevens Award (Master’s Category) of the 2016-2017 Student Paper Competition of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF). Greg’s award-winning paper A Multi-Agent Microsimulation Model of Toronto Pearson International Airport is posted on the UTTRI website. A condensed version of the paper will appear in CTRF’s 2018… Read more »

Preparing the City of Toronto for automated vehicles

The City of Toronto staff report on preparing for automated vehicles is now online. Highlights include partnerships, potential impacts on a range of City services, public opinion in the GTHA, and the draft AV Tactical Plan for moving forward. The report from the General Manager, Transportation Services will be considered by the City’s Public Works and… Read more »

Farber: Policies needed to address the challenges of AV

Professor Steve Farber was quoted in the article Self-driving cars will change your life more than you can ever imagine by CNN Tech in Episode 1 of the series Our Driverless Future: The Search for Autonomy. “So far it’s basically been a runaway train of enthusiasm, and not a lot of serious policy being bantered about how… Read more »

New MScPl concentration in Transportation Planning & Infrastructure

The Department of Geography and Planning has created a new concentration, Transportation Planning and Infrastructure, in the Master of Science in Planning program (MScPl). This concentration was approved through Faculty governance in December 2017 and will be effective as of September 2018. Transportation and infrastructure planning are integral to urban planning, and the creation of this… Read more »

Gagandeep Singh on GTHA Logistics Sprawl

Following his UT-ITE seminar on December 14, 2017, Gagandeep Singh has kindly shared a PDF of his presentation file: Logistics Sprawl: Spatial Patterns and Characteristics of New Warehousing Establishments in The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Abstract A significant sprawl in logistics facilities have been identified both in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the… Read more »

Steve Farber interviewed about transit accessibility by Toronto Star

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Steven Farber was quoted by the Toronto Star on accessibility gains for subway extensions in After delays, cost overruns, and tragedy, a subway to Vaughan is complete on December 16, 2017. Professor Farber published Transit accessibility, land development and socioeconomic priority: A typology of planned station catchment areas in the Greater Toronto and… Read more »

Internet of Things Smart Cities Platform partners U of T with Ecole de technologies superieure

Smarter cities: Strategic partnership leverages technology and big data to improve urban environments Posted December 15th, 2017 by Tyler Irving Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia (ECE) and his partners aim to use data to improve the efficiency and livability of cities such as Toronto. (Photo: City of Toronto, via Flickr) From traffic cameras to real-time transit schedules, cities produce gigabytes… Read more »

Amer Shalaby on streetcar ‘bunching’

Professor Amer Shalaby was interviewed by CityNews in a piece on TTC streetcar ‘bunching’ December 14, 2017, TTC streetcars run late half the time, creating ‘bunching’.