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May 2020

COVID-19 impacts on freight movements and supply chains: Lessons learned and future opportunities

May 29 @ 3:00 pm

Speakers Matthew Roorda, Professor, Civil & Mineral Eng., University of Toronto and Chair, Smart Freight Centre Sebastian Prins, Director, Government Relations (Ontario), Retail Council of Canada Jesse Coleman, Manager, Transportation Data & Analytics, City of Toronto Moderator Marianne Hatzopoulou, Professor, Civil & Mineral Eng., University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Air Quality Presenter Forward Thinking Discussion Series, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto. How to join CivMin graduate students and post-doctoral fellows may…

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June 2020

Transformative Transportation ’20, iCity-CATTS Research Day

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The iCity-Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS) presents its 3rd annual Research Day, Transformative Transportation ’20. This year's event will take place online. All are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Registration closes at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd. AGENDA (Download PDF) 9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks, Professor Baher Abdulhai 9:15-10:45 Session I - Moderated by Professor Baher Abdulhai Measuring the Impacts on Demands for Transportation - Professor Khandker Nurul Habib, University of Toronto  Modelling Mobility…

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iCity Urban Informatics Research Days Webinar Series

June 8 - June 17

The iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth project is coming to a close after five years of successful collaboration between UTTRI, OCAD-U and University of Waterloo, led by Principal Investigator and UTTRI Director, Dr. Eric Miller. The goal of iCity was to find innovative ways to improve urban transportation system performance and design efficient, sustainable cities for the well-being of individuals and society. Outcomes were achieved by building select applications, enabled by novel visualizations, on a foundation of data, ontologies…

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August 2020

TransitData 2020 Symposium

August 11 - August 13

Technological advances and research on methodologies have dramatically increased the availability and quality of automated data that can be used to develop applications that enhance the planning and operations of public transportation systems. Automated Data Systems include: Advanced Fare Collection (AFC), Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), Automatic Passenger Counting (APC), GTFS-RT, on-board video surveillance, but also new sources of passive data obtained from mobile devices, social media and other Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. A series of workshops have been held in recent years to explore both methodological challenges and potential applications, including: Gifu, Japan (2014), Boston, United States (2016), Santiago, Chile (2017), Brisbane, Australia (2018), and Paris, France (2019) .

The next Symposium will be held August 11-13, 2020 in Toronto, Canada, and we are planning to place more emphasis on applications, and substantially broaden the discussion between practitioners and researchers interested in the use of public transportation automated data.

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*POSTPONED* 2020 Public Transit Short Courses

August 17 - August 19
Galbraith Building, Room GB202, 35 St. George Street 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4 Canada

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Public Transit Short Courses are postponed to a later date, to be determined based on developments. Updates will be posted to Public Transit Short Courses subscribers, here on our website and via Twitter @UofTTRI. Overview High quality public transit is the linchpin of liveable cities. Not only does it enhance mobility, accessibility, economic productivity, public health and safety in modern cities, but it also plays an instrumental role in combating serious environmental challenges…

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