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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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. Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Venue: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, Trinity College, Toronto, ON M5S 2C8 (MAP) All welcome. Free, but registration is required. Click below to register. Presented as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series by the Department of Civil and Mineral…

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August 2020

TransitData 2020 Symposium

August 11, 2020 - August 13, 2020

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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