Chris Harding talks about travel survey smartphone apps

October 12, 2017

On October 6, Chris Harding shared a comparison of travel survey smartphone applications as part of the UT-ITE Seminar Series. In his talk “State of the art and potential of […]

City of Toronto and U of T sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 3, 2017

October 2, 2017 A Memorandum of Understanding between U of T and the City of Toronto was signed today at City Hall. The agreement formalizes collaboration as well as exchange of […]

The City Logger app – download it now!

October 3, 2017

October 2, 2017 Help shape the future of transportation in our region – it’s as simple as installing the City Logger app on your smartphone to log your trips! For more […]

Jason Hawkins discusses regional transportation models

October 2, 2017

Jason Hawkins talked about his recent work in the area of Fort McMurray, Alberta, at the UT-ITE Seminar on Friday, September 29th. In his presentation, “An Atypical RTM – Development […]

Paul Hess talks to Metro Morning about suburban pedestrian safety

September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 Four pedestrians have been killed by cars in Scarborough since Wednesday night. Metro Morning producer Morgan Passi visited the street where a mother and her five-year-old daughter […]

Abundant UTTRI research shared at Transport Survey Methods conference

September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 UTTRI researchers took the 11th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods in Estérel, Québec by storm this week, beginning with the opening keynote address given by Director […]

A guest presentation by Dr. Kelly Clifton of Portland State University

September 25, 2017

Dr. Kelly Clifton was our guest at U of T last week. She engaged with graduate students and postdocs and their research through roundtable discussions – in both Geography and […]

Paula Nguyen’s analysis of streetcar bunching incidents

September 25, 2017

Paula Nguyen presented her MASc thesis, Determining the Factors that Influence the Probability and Time to Streetcar Bunching Incidents, at the UT-ITE Friday Seminar Series on September 22, 2017. Abstract […]

Gregory Hoy on Pedestrian Behaviour Modelling

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017  Greg Hoy presents A Comparative Analysis of Agent-Based Pedestrian Modelling Approaches Last Friday, Greg Hoy presented his MASc thesis as part of the UT-ITE seminar series. He […]

Dr. Miguel Andres Figliozzi and the Use of Drones for Commercial Last-­Mile Deliveries

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 Professor Matt Roorda (top R) introduces Dr. Miguel Figliozzi (top L), September 15, 2017 (photo: T. Romancyshyn) A special guest from Portland State University, Professor Miguel Andres […]

Yishu (Roy) Pu on Union Station Rail Corridor Capacity Analysis

September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017 MASc Thesis Supervisor Professor Amer Shalaby introduces Yishu (Roy) Pu (photo: T. Romancyshyn) Yishu (Roy) Pu presented his MASc thesis as part of the UT-ITE Seminar Series […]

UTTRI Associate Matti Siemiatycki on Evidence-based Planning

September 6, 2017

Professor Matti Siemiatycki champions evidence-based planning over politics in his Sept. 3 Toronto Star article “Evidence-based planning in Toronto is dead.”    

UT-ITE Seminar Series 2017-2018 season opens with Bo Wen

September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017 The UT-ITE Seminar Series (usually held on Fridays) opened today with Bo Wen at 1 p.m.  Bo presented his MASc thesis, “Data-Driven Mesoscopic Simulation of Large-Scale Surface […]

UTTRI meets with Danish ITC Industry Association (IT-Branchen)

September 1, 2017

August 31, 2017 UTTRI hosted a delegation from the Danish ITC Industry Association (IT-Branchen) for a half-day of transportation-related presentations. Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia gave two presentations: “Smart Grids, Smart Transportation” […]

Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili: Assessing the Impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Canada’s Transportation System

August 2, 2017

On July 21, 2017, Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili presented his MASc thesis and discussed the results of his project researching the effects of CETA on Canada’s transportation system. Mahyar’s talk was well […]

UT-ITE wins Student Chapter Delta Award

July 31, 2017

Congratulations to the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers student chapter, UT-ITE. They are the 2016-2017 winners of the prestigious Student Chapter Delta Award bestowed by the Institute of […]

Is Toronto “youth-friendly?” Maximum City creates and tests a Youth Score Index and Survey Tool

July 19, 2017

UTTRI hosted a visit Tuesday, July 18 from our iCity-ORF partners Maximum City and Esri. They brought along 25 young people; together, they used UofT computer lab facilities at the […]

Nancy Hui: Identifying Multimodal Conflicts with Machine Learning

July 19, 2017

On July 14, 2017, Nancy Hui presented her MASc thesis and discussed the results of her study exploring the use of machine learning to automatically recognize dangerous events on streets […]

The 2017 Traffic Bowl Trivia Night

July 7, 2017

UofT’s 2017 Traffic Bowl Team members Ran Tu, Christos Stogios and Catalina Parada participated in a Traffic Bowl Trivia Night hosted by UT-ITE on July 6, 2017. A practise competition […]

Professor Eric Miller gives keynote at World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017

July 6, 2017

Professor Eric Miller delivered a keynote address entitled “Integrated urban modelling: Past, present and future” on Monday, July 3 at the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017 (WSTLUR) in Brisbane, […]

Professor Heather MacLean inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 30, 2017

Professor Heather MacLean was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 26, 2017.

Select engineers of outstanding abilities are chosen by CAE for this honour. CAE President Douglas Ruth stated: “While they have widely varying backgrounds, what they all have in common is the demonstrated ability to go beyond the normal practice of engineering and contribute in exemplary ways towards their fields and to their communities.”

Professor Eric Miller guest lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

June 29, 2017

On June 29 at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Eric Miller gave an invited research seminar “First We Take Toronto … Lessons from the TASHA Implementation and Next Steps” before delivering the Ogden Lecture “Public Transport in Toronto: What Can We Learn From the Last 20 Years?,” a free public presentation.

iCity Research Day

June 29, 2017

Thirteen summary presentations from eight iCity project areas were shared at the June 26, 2017 iCity Research Day.

Smartphone Travel Surveys & the Itinerum™ Platform: A hands-on workshop

June 29, 2017

Participants weren’t fazed by the weather at a day-long workshop “Smartphone Travel Surveys & the Itinerum™ Platform” given by Professor Zachary Patterson of Concordia University at UofT on Friday, June 23. Some thirty registrants […]

Dr. Judy Farvolden elected to Canadian Urban Institute Board

June 29, 2017

UTTRI’s Program Director Dr. Judy Farvolden was elected to the Canadian Urban Institute Board of Directors at their 2017 Annual General Meeting June 2nd in Toronto.

Professor Habib to work with Stantec on NSERC CRD Project

June 22, 2017

Professor Khandker Nurul Habib was awarded funding from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Program to work with Stantec on the project “Simplified framework to forecast multimodal travel demand for […]

Transportation and smart cities the focus of tripartite workshop

June 13, 2017

Developing a collaborative research program in the areas of transportation and smart cities was the focus of a recent Toronto workshop attended by researchers from UofT, the Chinese University of Hong […]

AV impact assessed in new project

June 13, 2017

Professor Khandker Nurul Habib‘s research project “Assessment of the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicle System on Transportation Demand in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area” received funding from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario’s Highway Infrastructure Innovations […]

Trip destination choice modelling: documenting best practices

June 9, 2017

UTTRI Director, Professor Eric Miller participated in a two-day charrette (workshop) in Washington, DC May 24-25 on the theme of trip destination choice modelling. Destination choice models are widely considered to […]

Data visualization: exploring possibilities

June 9, 2017

Thirty participants from UofT, OCAD U, City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and Esri Canada took part in a software tool design charrette (workshop) on Wednesday, June 7 entitled “Visualization, Analysis, […]