Gagandeep Singh on GTHA Logistics Sprawl

January 3, 2018

Following his UT-ITE seminar on December 14, 2017, Gagandeep Singh has kindly shared a PDF of his presentation file: Logistics Sprawl: Spatial Patterns and Characteristics of New Warehousing Establishments in […]

Children’s mobility needs and barriers Ron Buliung’s research focus

December 19, 2017

U of T’s Ron Buliung helps make kids’ trips to school more active and accessible with help from public funding Posted December 18, 2017 by Romi Levine Ever since he […]

Steve Farber interviewed about transit accessibility by Toronto Star

December 18, 2017

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Steven Farber was quoted by the Toronto Star on accessibility gains for subway extensions in After delays, cost overruns, and tragedy, a subway to Vaughan is complete […]

Internet of Things Smart Cities Platform partners U of T with Ecole de technologies superieure

December 15, 2017

Smarter cities: Strategic partnership leverages technology and big data to improve urban environments Posted December 15th, 2017 by Tyler Irving Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia (ECE) and his partners aim to use data to […]

Amer Shalaby on streetcar ‘bunching’

December 15, 2017

Professor Amer Shalaby was interviewed by CityNews in a piece on TTC streetcar ‘bunching’ December 14, 2017, TTC streetcars run late half the time, creating ‘bunching’.

Green infrastructure: New tool to help construction industry reduce carbon footprint

December 9, 2017

A team of researchers from U of T Engineering is partnering with the construction industry to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, bridges, public transit and other major infrastructure projects.

Steve Farber on King Street: Now a faster and more reliable transit route

December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017.  UTTRI-associated faculty Steve Farber was quoted in the Toronto Star saying that the King Street streetcar service has become faster and more reliable between Bathurst and Jarvis since the […]

Mark Fox taps into technology-based ‘smart solutions’ for Pune, India

December 3, 2017

The Hindustan Times featured Professor Mark Fox ‘s work in India on December 3.  The article outlined a collaborative project led by Professor Fox which will use technology-based ‘smart solutions’ and artificial intelligence […]

Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) 2.0 Workshop

December 1, 2017

The annual TTS 2.0 Workshop was held on December 1 in the Galbraith Building at University of Toronto. The workshop was held to examine results of field tests on advancing […]

Matti Siemiatycki on the latest census data and transportation planning

December 1, 2017

UTTRI-associated faculty Matti Siemiatycki was interviewed by CityNews at 6 on November 29 regarding the latest census data.  

Assistant Professor – Transformative and Automated Transportation Systems

November 30, 2017

UTTRI is actively seeking applications from emerging leaders who can bring innovative, diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to the area of Transformative and Automated Transportation Systems. Click here for details on the […]

Smart Cities Roundtable Kicks off the Smart Cities Challenge in Toronto

November 27, 2017

A total of fifteen participants met to share their thoughts, comments and feedback on the Smart Cities Challenge with the Honourable Bill Morneau to launch the Challenge in Toronto.

Smart Cities: U of T signs MOU with Pune, India

November 23, 2017

A Memorandum of Understanding between University of Toronto, IIT-Bombay and the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. was signed.

Yoram Shiftan explores the implications of automated vehicles

November 23, 2017

Dr. Yoram Shiftan presented a special distinguished guest lecture for the UT-ITE seminar series at the University of Toronto on November 22, 2017. He gave a broad overview of automated […]

Sustainable transportation of goods focus of Pembina forum

November 21, 2017

UTTRI-associated faculty Professor Matthew J. Roorda, Canada Research Chair in Freight Transportation and Logistics, was invited to take part in a Thought Leader Forum hosted by the Pembina Institute on November 16. […]

Judy Farvolden CBC TV interview about King Street Pilot

November 20, 2017

UTTRI Program Director Dr. Judy Farvolden talked to Dwight Drummond about Toronto’s King Street Pilot in an interview for CBC News at Six on November 14, 2017. Click here to […]

Under what conditions will consumers adopt and use AVs?

November 15, 2017

Professor Matthias Sweet of Ryerson presented “Autonomous Vehicles: Public Policy Considerations and Consumer Interest in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area,” based on joint paper with Kailey Laidlaw, for the UT-ITE Friday […]

First UofT Transportation Alumni Reception

November 14, 2017

Thursday’s UofT Transportation Alumni reception at the Faculty Club had a great turnout! It was heartwarming to see the enthusiasm with which this first-ever event for transportation alumni was received.

Eric Miller talks King Street Pilot Project on Metro Morning

November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 The King Street pilot project has begun: streetcars now have priority; cars are now being forced on to alternate routes. What does that say about the […]

Ensuring smart cities are designed effectively and equitably

November 8, 2017

UTTRI Program Director Judy Farvolden and UTTRI-associated faculty Enid Slack and David Wolfe, took part in “Understanding Smarter Cities: What Happens Next?” co-sponsored by UTTRI and organized by the Urban […]

Professor Baher Abulhai: iCity-CATTS and the future of smart transportation

November 8, 2017

Currently, the private sector is the main driver of advances in transportation technology—but do private sector intentions align with social needs? At his November 3 UT-ITE seminar, Professor Baher Abdulhai […]

Our first UofT Transportation Alumni reception!

November 1, 2017

Did you complete a transportation-related research paper, project, thesis or degree while at UofT? Are you a UofT graduate working in the transportation field? Please join us on November 9, 5-8 […]

Donmez research profiled in Toyota video at ITS World Congress

November 1, 2017

Research on enhancing the safety of drivers by UTTRI Associated Faculty Professor Birsen Donmez was featured in a video, produced by Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center, which is being shown […]

UTTRI research draws councillor attention

October 27, 2017

UTTRI’s research activities, in particular the new Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (CATTS) projects, attracted the attention of Toronto City Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25, Don Valley West). On […]

ITE: Serving transportation professionals

October 27, 2017

Sean Nix, President of the Toronto Section of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, spoke on October 27. Sean’s presentation provided an overview of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). […]

UTTRI’s ONE-ITS at ITS World Congress starting Sunday

October 26, 2017

The 2017 ITS World Congress will take place in Montreal October 29 through November 2.  UTTRI is proud to participate, through the ONE-ITS Research Society, in ITS Canada’s welcome reception […]

UTTRI Director Eric Miller interviewed on The Agenda

October 26, 2017

In case you missed TVO’s The Agenda yesterday – the video is up! UTTRI Director Eric Miller was interviewed by Steve Paikin in Big Data, Better Transportation Planning (17:22). More downloads of […]

Raphael Dumas on modernizing transit equity assessment

October 24, 2017

Raphael Dumas’ presentation at UTTRI on October 20 discussed the use of automatic transit data to assess transit equity in Boston, Massachusetts. This assessment was conducted in response to an […]

Planning to transfer: Increasing service reliability in public transit

October 17, 2017

Dr. Mahmood M. Nesheli’s October 13 presentation, “Real-time Control Strategies for Public-Transport Transfer Synchronization,” discussed the issue of passenger transfers in a public transit context. The development of a model […]

iCity-ORF research informs City of Toronto report on Bloor Street bike lane pilot project

October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017. Today’s CBC News online article by John Rieti, Bloor bike lane report highlights changes for cyclists, drivers, businesses: City council to decide whether or not to make bike lanes […]