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Dr. Brendon Hemily presents “From SOP to DRIP to Business Intelligence: Challenges of Using ITS Data for Transit Planning & Management”

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Transit technologies such as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Advanced Fare Collection (AFC), as well as others, offer tremendous opportunities to support transit planning and management, but progress in the industry to seize on these opportunities has been slow.

Dr. Brendon Hemily has been involved in many projects over the last three decades related to the use of transit data and analytics. In particular, he has prepared a discussion paper for the U.S. Department of Transportation to identify the uses and challenges in effectively using the new resource of data, and was co-organizer of the TransitData 2020 International Symposium on the Use of Public Transit Automated Data, hosted by the Transit Analytics Lab (TAL) last summer.

This presentation will explore the possible uses of transit data, and provide insights on the many organizational and technical challenges faced by transit agencies in adapting to the new world of Big Data.

Presentation conducted as part of TAL’s activities.

head shot of Brendon Hemily

Dr. Brendon Hemily, Hemily and Associates

Dr. Brendon Hemily is an independent transit consultant with 35 years of international transit experience, and serves as Senior Advisor to the UTTRI Transit Analytics Lab (TAL). He focuses on best practices and innovation in the transit industry, in the areas of policy, management, planning, and the effective use of advanced technology,

Prior to 2000, Brendon worked at the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), where he was responsible for all of CUTA’s research, statistical, and technical services. Brendon has a PhD in Transportation and a MS in Civil Engineering, both from MIT, and a BA in Economics from Columbia University. He is Chair of the TRB Public Transportation Group, which has 13 committees, and chairs the Advanced Public Transit Systems Technical Committee of ITS Canada.

Presented by University of Toronto ITE Student Chapter, UT-ITE, and the Transit Analytics Lab, TAL.

Free. All are welcome.

If any specific accommodations are needed, please contact ite@utoronto.ca. Requests should be made as early as possible.

Join link: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/3f21a93bb34e482bace02a4710fb4b99.

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