Theme: Innovation in Urban Goods Movement
Our 6th annual symposium on freight transportation featured speakers from regional and provincial governments, Metrolinx, WSP, Pembina Institute, Uber as well as McMaster University, University of Windsor and University of Toronto, and expert consultants. A keynote address was given by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.
The invitation-only event was chaired by Professor Matthew J. Roorda.
The symposium attendees were welcomed by David Sinton, Interim Vice-Dean of Research, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto.
Session 1: Updates from U of T and Government Partners
Moderator: Matthew J. Roorda, University of Toronto
- Towards the Next Regional Transportation Plan, Peter Paz, Metrolinx
- The Region of Peel – Goods Movement Program Update, Sabbir Saiyed, Region of Peel
- Greater Golden Horseshoe Multimodal Transportation Plan, Jin Wang, MTO
Session 2: Freight Corridor Analysis
Moderator: Glareh Amirjamshidi, Parsons Corporation
- Big Data Analysis to Measure Delays of Canadian Domestic and Cross-Border Truck Trips by Kevin Gingerich, University of Windsor
- Assessing the Impact of CETA on Canadian Transportation Network by Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili, University of Toronto
- Evaluating and Forecasting Commodity Flows, Ontario by Mausam Duggal, WSP
- Optimization Framework for Recovery from Railway Freight Network Disruptions by Elkafi Hassini, McMaster University
Session 3: Sustainable Urban Freight Initiatives
Moderator: Eric Petersen, Metrolinx
- City Logistics Solutions for Express Package Delivery by Mehdi Nourinejad, University of Toronto
- Neighbourhood Freight Forum by Dianne Zimmerman, Pembina Institute
- Approach and Method for Defining a GTHA Strategic Goods Movement Network by David Kriger, David Kriger Consultants and Vijay Gill, CPCS
Facing Climate Change by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Session 4: Applications in Freight Technology
Moderator: Dianne Zimmerman, Pembina Institute
- Automated Freight Vehicles by Paul Deng, University of Toronto
- UberEatsOverview and Outlook by Keith Cochrane, Uber
- AV Impacts on Parking in Urban Areas by Mehdi Nourinejad, University of Toronto
Presented by the Centre for Urban Freight Analysis, University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute.