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Siemiatycki comments on Greyhound Canada closure

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki talks to Global News about the Greyhound Canada closure: “Some of Canada’s most remote and impoverished communities are likely to be among those feeling the compounded effects wrought over the lack of accessible and…

Florida on the rise of complete communities

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Richard Florida says that the pandemic experience is changing perceptions about the separation of business and residential districts. “The idea of a 15-minute neighborhood, or what I like to call a complete community, is a community…

Klumpenhouwer, Siemiatycki on demand-responsive transit

UTTRI associates postdoctoral fellow Dr. Willem Klumpenhouwer and Professor Matti Siemiatycki comment on demand-responsive transit (DRT) in a recent Globe and Mail article about the Town of Cochrane’s experience. The Town of Cochrane, Alberta (population 34,000) did not have a…

Brail, Siemiatycki on e-scooters in Toronto

A recent Toronto Star article hears from experts on both sides of Toronto’s e-scooter debate. Right now, operating an electric kick-scooter (or e-scooter) on public property is illegal in Toronto. In a recent report, the City of Toronto Transportation Services…

Use infrastructure investment to stimulate city building, says Siemiatycki

“Beyond transit infrastructure, think city building,” says UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki in an opinion piece in The Hill Times. Siemiatycki is Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance. He says that recent federal transit infrastructure funding commitments can…

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