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Saxe, Posen aim to improve sustainability of urban infrastructure systems

April 26, 2018

Professors Shoshanna Saxe and I. Daniel Posen were jointly awarded a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund grant for their project entitled “Improving Sustainability of Urban Infrastructure Systems.” The funding will enable the development […]

ICT4S Chair Steve Easterbrook: Climate change solutions

April 20, 2018

How do we solve the global problem of climate change? With technology, says U of T expert Steve Easterbrook, a professor of computer science at the University of Toronto, has […]

Transportation barriers to Syrian newcomer participation and settlement in Durham Region

April 19, 2018

Published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation barriers to Syrian newcomer participation and settlement in Durham Region reports on the effects of inaccessibility on Syrian […]

Farber receives award from American Association of Geographers

April 17, 2018

Professor Steven Farber was honoured with the “2018 Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group’s Emerging Scholar Award” at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers held in New […]

Dr. Adam Weiss engages community on AVs

April 12, 2018

“What do driverless cars hold for the future of our transportation system?” Dr. Adam Weiss gave this keynote presentation to the Bayview-Cummer Neighbourhood Association at their Annual General Meeting on April […]

City Hall deputation on biobased fuel

April 12, 2018

Professors Heather MacLean, Bradley Saville and I. Daniel Posen presented a summary of their research project on the evaluation of the impact of using biobased diesel fuels to the City of Toronto’s Parks […]

Dr. Judy Farvolden: Preparing society for 21st century transportation

April 3, 2018

UTTRI Executive Director Dr. Judy Farvolden presented “Preparing Society for 21st Century Transportation” as part of an “Innovation Day” for Enterprise Holdings. The March 22 workshop was organized by Tata […]

Developing accurate ways to measure traffic-related air pollution

April 2, 2018

Laura Minet was the lead author on a recent journal article that compares and analyzes traffic-related air pollution data collected in Toronto in two different ways: (1) using mobile collection […]

Nourinejad, Bahrami and Roorda: Optimizing parking of autonomous vehicles

March 29, 2018

How self-driving cars could shrink parking lots March 28, 2018. By Tyler Irving New U of T Engineering research shows that adoption of self-driving cars — also known as autonomous vehicles (AVs) […]

Papaioannou: Public transit service quality and contracting

March 26, 2018

Professor Panagiotis (Panos) Papaioannou of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, gave a special guest seminar for the UT-ITE Friday Seminar Series on March 23. Following his presentation “Public Transit Service Quality and […]

Urban Transportation Policy Challenges for the GTA and Beyond

March 22, 2018

  A distinguished panel of six experts discussed urban transportation policy and economics from a variety of perspectives on March 22. The event was co-sponsored by the School for Public Policy […]

Miller panelist at Canadian Automotive Innovation/R&D Summit

March 22, 2018

UTTRI Director Dr. Eric Miller was in Detroit for the Canadian Automotive Innovation/R&D Summit, on March 22 to take part in a panel on Autonomous / Connected Vehicles and AI. […]

Leon-Garcia: 5G corridor will benefit smart, connected research

March 20, 2018

Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia was interviewed by CBC News online in Super-fast, next-generation 5G wireless to get $200M research boost from governments with the recent announcement about ENCQOR, or Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor […]

Dr. Anahita Asadolahniajami, UTTRI Postdoctoral Fellow in Green Transportation, to speak in Ottawa

March 16, 2018

Dr. Anahita Asadolahniajami, UTTRI Postdoctoral Fellow in Green Transportation, will share her work on modelling Ontario transit agencies’ greenhouse gas emissions at the EV2018VÉ Conference & Trade Show in Ottawa in […]

Transportation planning best coordinated with land use planning, says Siemiatycki

March 13, 2018

Professor Matti Siemiatycki talks about the issue in the March 11 Toronto Star article “How rampant development and poor planning left residents of this Etobicoke neighbourhood stuck in traffic,” stressing the […]

Reducing driver rudeness

March 6, 2018

Professor Baher Abdulhai was quoted in the March 6 Globe and Mail article Rudeness is the new norm on Canada’s busy urban routes.  He shared a personal anecdote about unexpected […]

Testing of driverless cars on public roads to begin in California

February 28, 2018

Professor Baher Abdulhai, Research Director of Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (CATTS) weighed in on the February 26 article in The Verge, California green lights fully driverless cars for testing on […]

Siemiatycki: How much will we pay for the REM? It depends on the number of riders

February 20, 2018

How much will we pay for the REM? It depends on the number of riders. Professor Matti Siemiatycki  commented in the Montreal Gazette Feb. 15 on the Réseau express métropolitain […]

Siemiatycki: New Canada Infrastructure Bank investing soon

February 16, 2018

New Infrastructure Funding Sources Step Up in Canada. Matti Siemiatycki in ENR Engineering News Record Feb. 14 comments on the new Canada Infrastructure Bank which will begin investing in projects […]

New paper: Traffic Capacity Implications of Automated Vehicles Mixed with Regular Vehicles

February 15, 2018

Research for this recent paper, published online in the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, was supervised and carried out collaboratively by researchers from University of Toronto and McMaster University.  The paper authors are Arash […]

Papageorgiou lecture discussion continues in “Engaging Autopilot”

February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018 Olivia Da Silva’s article in today’s GTHA edition of Novae Res Urbis continues the conversation started by Professor Markos Papageorgiou and panel at Traffic Management for the 21st […]

WTS-UTTRI 2018 Career Mixer

February 2, 2018

The 2018 WTS-UTTRI Career Mixer for U of T Transportation students was held on January 31 at the University of Toronto. The two-hour reception allowed for lots of mixing and mingling […]

Traffic management for the 21st century

February 2, 2018

On Feb. 1 Professor Markos Papageorgiou presented a free public lecture in Toronto as part of the University of Toronto Department of Civil+Mineral Engineering Distinguished Lecture series. This particular lecture […]

Congestion pricing – New paper by Jonathan Hall

February 1, 2018

Jonathan Hall’s recent paper Pareto improvements from Lexus Lanes: The effects of pricing a portion of the lanes on congested highways is now available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.01.003. It is published […]

City of Toronto prepares for automated vehicles

February 1, 2018

January 29, 2018 The Daily Commercial News reported on the January 19 City of Toronto Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting in “Toronto drives discussions forward on automated vehicle planning.” At […]

Amer Shalaby shares public transit expertise

February 1, 2018

January 31, 2018 Professor Amer Shalaby was interviewed by CityNews in Cracked rail triggers another day of TTC delays on Line 1. Professor Shalaby’s research over the past 25 years has […]

Greg Hoy paper awarded Albert Stevens Award

January 18, 2018

Congratulations to UofT alumnus Greg Hoy (2017 MASc) who was awarded the Albert Stevens Award (Master’s Category) of the 2016-2017 Student Paper Competition of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF). Greg’s […]

Preparing the City of Toronto for automated vehicles

January 18, 2018

The City of Toronto staff report on preparing for automated vehicles is now online. Highlights include partnerships, potential impacts on a range of City services, public opinion in the GTHA, […]

Farber: Policies needed to address the challenges of AV

January 18, 2018

Professor Steve Farber was quoted in the article Self-driving cars will change your life more than you can ever imagine by CNN Tech in Episode 1 of the series Our Driverless Future: […]

New MScPl concentration in Transportation Planning & Infrastructure

January 4, 2018

The Department of Geography and Planning has created a new concentration, Transportation Planning and Infrastructure, in the Master of Science in Planning program (MScPl). This concentration was approved through Faculty governance […]