Coordinating transportation & land use serves many goals, say researchers

March 24, 2022

Mobility Network presented “Guiding transportation and land use planning,” the first panel discussion in its new series, The Way Forward, on March 1, 2022. The session was introduced by Professor […]

Creating inclusive environments: dynamic discussion delves into EDI initiatives, outcomes, and the need for data

March 15, 2022

“Equity, diversity and inclusion in freight transportation: a panel discussion” was presented virtually March 1, 2022, by the Smart Freight Centre Freight Leaders Series, co-sponsored by Mobility Network and UT-ITE. […]

The road to net zero: U of T research group takes on decarbonization of transportation

February 9, 2022

Electric cars aren’t the only way to lessen greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, says Marianne Hatzopoulou, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “Decarbonization […]

CHET selected as training partner for City Logistics for the Urban Economy research project

February 7, 2022

Ontario-based truck driving school, Commercial Heavy Equipment Training Ltd. (CHET), has been selected as a training partner for the government funded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) […]

Planning for equity in Toronto’s active transportation infrastructure: Maharaj

February 1, 2022

Kanchan Maharaj, Senior Engineer in the City of Toronto’s Cycling & Pedestrian Projects unit in the Transportation Services Division, presented “Equity in active transportation planning, design, and delivery” on January […]

Adams, Saxe projects related to Climate, Justice, and Cities receive funding from School of Cities

January 26, 2022

Professors Matthew Adams and Shoshanna Saxe are among the 12 recipients of research project funding from the School of Cities Urban Challenge Grant 2.0: Climate, Justice, and Cities for 2022-23. […]

Governance is key in managing transition to ‘smart’ transport future

January 20, 2022

“Integrated Mobility and the Governance of Urban Transit,” a Knowledge Synthesis Report prepared for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada by Elena Goracinova, Lisa Huh and David […]

Siemiatycki talks transit-oriented communities at ULI panel

January 19, 2022

Professor Matti Siemiatycki, Director of the Infrastructure Institute at School of Cities, took part in the panel “ULI Toronto: Transit Oriented Communities: Lessons Learned – Future Opportunities” on January 13, […]

Project provides updated perspective on the transportation-land use system and the role of public transit within it

January 18, 2022

The December 2021 final report for “An Integrated Approach to Transit System Evolution,” a Knowledge Synthesis Grants project co-funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Infrastructure […]

UTM Mobility Network announces recipients of inaugural Graduate Student Research Awards

January 13, 2022

The Mobility Network at the University of Toronto Mississauga congratulates the following inaugural recipients of the Graduate Student Research Awards: Click here for a PDF version Hanlin Zhou Walkability Assessment […]

U of T researchers win TRB Urban Freight Transportation Paper Award 

January 13, 2022

Congratulations to University of Toronto authors Tufayel Chowdhury, James Vaughan, Marc Saleh, Kianoush Mousavi, Marianne Hatzopoulou, PhD, and Matthew J. Roorda, PhD, who received the Best Applied Research Paper Award for their […]

MacLean, Posen awarded new Canada Research Chairs

January 12, 2022

Congratulations to UTTRI associated faculty Professor Heather MacLean and Professor I. Daniel Posen, who are recipients of new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs). MacLean is the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Systems […]

Positive Zero Transport Futures living lab aims to decarbonize transportation

January 10, 2022

The many challenges we face to achieve zero emissions with positive outcomes for accessible, healthy, and equitable cities can’t be addressed by technology alone. Policy, planning, and changes in behaviour […]

Miller: How urban design affects transportation emissions

January 10, 2022

An interview with UTTRI Director Professor Eric Miller about how the design of cities affects our transportation emissions is featured in a podcast from In Over My Head, a series which centres […]

Widespread changes required: Siemiatycki on improving Toronto road safety

January 5, 2022

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki, Director of the Infrastructure Institute at School of Cities, comments on the 58 fatalities on Toronto roads in 2021, saying that widespread changes are […]

Dr. Laura Minet joins University of Victoria faculty

December 21, 2021

Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Laura Minet on starting a new position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Victoria on January 1, 2022. […]

Transit will recover: Siemiatycki

December 16, 2021

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki is confident that transit riders will return, although it may take time. He speaks out in an article about the STM (Société de transport […]

Klumpenhouwer: Service cuts can create “negative feedback loop”

December 16, 2021

Dr. Willem Klumpenhouwer, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Transit Analytics Lab, comments on the situation in Cobourg, Ontario where commuters who relied on Via Rail service pre-pandemic now have no option […]

Wegener presentation explores impacts of urban land use and transport policies

December 16, 2021

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Wegener of Spiekerman & Wegener, Dortmund, Germany was welcomed virtually to University of Toronto on November 25, 2021. He attended a Research Roundtable with graduate students in […]

Reinterpreting the transportation-land use connection: Higgins

December 15, 2021

A third and final interactive workshop was hosted December 3, 2021 by UTTRI associated faculty Professor Chris Higgins in support of “An Integrated Approach to Transit System Evolution,” a research project funded […]

2021 Smart Freight Symposium showcases state-of-the-art research and student presentations

December 13, 2021

The 3rd annual Smart Freight Symposium presented by the Smart Freight Centre was hosted on Zoom by the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University on the mornings of November […]

Hossain wins Jim Davey Award in CTRF 2021 student paper competition

December 10, 2021

Sanjana Hossain was awarded the Jim Davey Award—the top prize in the PhD category—by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) for her paper “Exploring the […]

Donnelly looks to future of transport planning and engineering

December 10, 2021

Dr. Rick Donnelly, Vice President and Technical Fellow at WSP USA, presented “Rediscovering the lost art of travel forecasting” on December 3, 2021 for the UT-ITE seminar series, sharing personal […]

Elmorshedy wins 1st prize in ITS Canada 2021 student essay competition

December 8, 2021

Lina Elmorshedy took first prize at the fourth annual ITS Canada Essay Competition with her essay “Evaluating the Impacts of Adaptive Cruise Control Systems on Congested Urban Freeways and Emphasizing […]

Zhang, Malfara demonstrate how concepts of transportation planning are applied in practice

December 3, 2021

Yunfei Zhang and Nico Malfara, Project Managers at HDR, presented “Applications of Transportation Planning in Practice” on November 26, 2021 for the UT-ITE seminar series. Abstract This presentation will demonstrate […]

Underground parking costs the environment as well as condo buyers, says Siemiatycki

December 2, 2021

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki comments to CTV News Toronto about the current requirement that new condos in the City of Toronto include a minimum number of parking spaces. […]

Pandemic continues to impact mobility choice: Brail

December 2, 2021

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Shauna Brail comments to CTV News on the increased popularity of driving or ride-hailing versus other modes of transportation—such as taking public transit, cycling, and walking—saying […]

Abdulhai on Highway 413: Increasing car dependence creates irreversible damage

November 25, 2021

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Baher Abdulhai is quoted in a recent article about Ontario’s Highway 413. Abdulhai says in the article that “the highway would inflict ‘irreversible damage’ by further […]

Conducting knowledge syntheses: U of T specialist shares top tips

November 25, 2021

Ana Patricia Ayala, Research Services Librarian at University of Toronto Libraries, presented “An overview of knowledge syntheses methods” on November 19, 2021 for the UT-ITE seminar series. A specialist in […]

A city for everyone: Professor Ron Buliung on building a more accessible future

November 24, 2021

Prospective urban planners will learn the importance of integrating accessible city designs for those living with a disability. Recently awarded the Mikey Milner International Professorship Award, University of Toronto Mississauga […]