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January 2020

The ridesharing revolution: How on-demand transit partnerships are transforming mobility for cities and transit agencies – Hamish Campbell

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Room SF3103, 3rd floor, Sandford Fleming Building, 10 King’s College Road, University of Toronto.   MAP Many transit agencies and cities are now looking at partnerships with technology providers as a potential solution for areas, times and markets when fixed-route transit is less feasible given density, connectivity, or other considerations. This presentation will explore what on-demand transit is, when and why it makes sense and case studies of partnerships that have deployed on-demand transit in partnership with transportation network companies…

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February 2020

“Just” cities: Traffic-related air pollution and justice in the context of urban sustainability

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 2C8
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Join us to learn about the intersection of air pollution, transportation, environmental justice, and public health in this presentation by Professor Julian D. Marshall of the University of Washington. The talk will be followed by a chat with Professor Jeffrey Brook of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Professor Greg Evans, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, and Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou of the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, and audience Q & A. Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Time:…

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U of T library resources for transportation researchers

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sandford Fleming Building, ITS Lab and Testbed, Room SF3103, 10 King's College Road, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4 Canada

In this seminar, Angela will discuss: transportation related resources available via University of Toronto Libraries - to researchers within U of T and outside U of T advanced search techniques and citation management workshops and other library services that may be useful to transportation researchers Angela Henshilwood Angela Henshilwood has been a librarian at the Engineering & Computer Science Library since 2014. She is the liaison for several departments in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, including the Department…

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March 2020

GIS in Education and Research Conference

March 4 - March 5
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, M5S 3H3

The 4th biennial GIS in Education and Research Conference will be held on March 4 and 5, 2020, at Hart House, University of Toronto. Online registration is now open! Capacity is limited for this conference. To be sure you don’t miss this important event, register now. Prof. Mike Batty, Bartlett Professor Emeritus of Planning in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College, London, UK will be the keynote speaker on Day One of the conference. The plenary speaker for…

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April 2020

Ontario Road Safety Forum 7th Meeting

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Galbraith Building, Room GB202, 35 St. George Street 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4 Canada

SAVE THE DATE: Ontario Road Safety Forum Room 202, Galbraith Building, 35 St. George Street University of Toronto 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (registration: 8:30 a.m.) April 30, 2020 Dear Colleagues: Six Ontario Road Safety Forums have been held over the past 3 years and were all well attended, reaching room capacity of 80 at the last one. Participants represent a broad range of road safety interests (e.g., MTO, Transport Canada, City of Toronto, Region of Waterloo, Peel Region, Hospital…

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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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Public Transit Short Courses

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

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 at the local and global scales. However, the provision of attractive public transit continues to face numerous challenges such as low-density land use due to continuous suburbanization, deteriorating level of service due to rising road congestion and constrained financial resources, to…

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