Posts Categorized: News

Saxe, Miller on relieving congestion

UTTRI Director, Professor Eric Miller, and UTTRI associated faculty Professor Shoshanna Saxe were quoted in Emily Jackson’s August 29 article for the Financial Post,  “Congestion is only getting worse and it turns out you (yes, you!) are a big part of the problem.” The article is the first of a three-part series on the costs… Read more »

2019 Public Transit Short Courses Information and Registration

The University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute offers two back-to-back courses designed to provide participants with knowledge of key concepts and best practices related to public transit service planning and technology. Instructors, course descriptions and schedules The first course, Public Transit Planning & ITS (August 21-22, 2019), PTSC-101A, provides an overview of key concepts and best practices… Read more »

Siemiatycki comments on high-frequency rail project

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki commented on a project proposed by Via Rail to explore the possibility of high-frequency rail in the Quebec City-Toronto corridor. “Via’s case for major rail project better without Montreal-Quebec leg, according to fed. document,” by The Canadian Press was published online by the Vancouver Sun, July 28, 2019. Professor Siemiatycki’s remarks… Read more »

Urban goods movement focus of Future of Urban Mobility Seminar

U of T Professor Matthew Roorda and Janelle Lee, Analyst, Transportation and Urban Solutions at the Pembina Institute, presented a fascinating seminar July 25 for the Cities By Design: The Future of Urban Mobility series, part of the Urban Challenge Project Seminars presented by the School of Cities in partnership with UTTRI. Professor Steven Farber warmly welcomed the crowd and introduced the speakers. Janelle… Read more »

Hall: How is ride-hailing changing cities?

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Jonathan Hall received SSHRC Insight funding of $85k for his proposal “Ride hailing, public transit, and consumer welfare” for a period of two years. The objective of the research project is to explore how the rise of ride-hailing, such as Uber or Lyft, is changing cities and and the lives of… Read more »

Making use of collected data: Dr. Siva Srikukenthiran

A piece by UTTRI Research Associate Dr. Siva Srikukenthiran about a research project with Trapeze was posted by the organization July 19, 2019. In “The data conundrum: Turning transit data into real-world applications”  Dr. Srikukenthiran stresses the need to make connections between academic research and real-life scenarios, and apply the research to concrete issues to help… Read more »

Brail: Five-year study of ride-hailing across Canada

Will digital ride-hailing have profound consequences for Canada? To find out, “Taking Canada for a Ride? Digital ride-hailing and its impact on Canadian cities,” a five-year study of ride-hailing across Canada, has been funded by a $350k SSHRC Insight Grant. UTTRI associated faculty Professor Shauna Brail is co-Principal Investigator with Professor Betsy Donald of Queen’s University. The… Read more »

Car-sharing on the rise, says Brail

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Shauna Brail was interviewed in an article about R-Club, a new car-sharing club in Toronto. Here is a quote from Professor Brail from Toronto’s newest car-share company caters to a need for speed, published online by CTV News Toronto, July 20, 2019: According to Shauna Brail, an associate professor at the University… Read more »

Fox: Closing the back door of data privacy

Canadians are increasingly concerned about data privacy. According to UTTRI associated faculty Professor Mark S. Fox, clear liability for leaks will help ensure that private data remain private: “Without aggregator liability, privacy regulations will simply lock the front door while leaving the back door wide open.” Professor Fox’s opinion piece “Closing the back door of data… Read more »