Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili’s CTRF paper named Runner-Up for Best Conference Paper

May 31, 2017

MASc candidate Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili’s paper was named Runner-Up for the Best Conference Paper at the 52nd annual conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum in Winnipeg May 28-31, 2017. His […]

UTTRI associate Matti Siemiatycki talks “boondoggle”

May 31, 2017

Professor Matti Siemiatycki provides context for Nova Scotia’s “No Boondoggle Guarantee” in a Maclean’s Magazine article by Murad Hemmadi, The trouble with anti-boondoggle laws.

UTTRI’s iCity-CATTS featured in U of T Engineering News

May 26, 2017

An excellent piece on UTTRI’s new iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS) and principal investigator Professor Baher Abdulhai was posted May 26 on the U of T Engineering News […]

Postdoctoral Fellow in Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems

May 23, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for Postdoctoral Fellow in Automated and Transformative Transportation at the new multidisciplinary iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS), a major research initiative […]

The Future of Smart Cities – Workshop in India

May 16, 2017

UTTRI Director Eric Miller, Program Director Judy Farvolden, and associates Mark Fox, Enid Slack and David Wolfe are in Navi Mumbai, India this week. Together with other presenters from University […]

Professor Paul Hess: New Street Design in Toronto – A Pedestrian Revolution?

May 10, 2017

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Paul Hess will be the featured presenter on May 25 at a U of T in Your Neighbourhood alumni event.  The session, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to […]

Announcing the iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS)

May 8, 2017

Transformative and automated technologies affecting transportation systems are the focus of UTTRI’s iCity Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS).

All About iCity: “Urban Informatics for Sustainable Growth” in the Ontario Planning Journal

May 5, 2017

Co-authored by Eric Miller, Judy Farvolden, Sara Diamond and Mark Fox, “Urban Informatics for Sustainable Growth” is about the iCity research platform and its programs. It was published in the Ontario […]

Eric Miller leads National Science Foundation workshop on travel demand modeling methods at UC Berkeley

April 21, 2017

UTTRI Director, Professor Eric Miller travelled to California to present a workshop aimed at leading researchers from different disciplines and at different stages in their careers. The purpose? To fundamentally rethink […]

Student-Industry Mixer

April 13, 2017

UTTRI News, April 4, 2017 Where are the best opportunities for work after studies in transportation engineering? How can students’ technical and research skills be used to maximum advantage in industry […]

Prof. Baher Abdulhai to speak at Road Pricing Leadership Summit

April 5, 2017

UTTRI’s Professor Baher Abdulhai will speak about GTHA Dynamic Road Pricing Research at the Road Pricing Leadership Summit presented by Transport Futures in Toronto on May 12. Other speakers will include: […]

Saidal Akbari & Khandker Nurul Habib paper available

April 5, 2017

Further to his recent UT-ITE seminar, Saidal Akbari has provided a link to a published paper on his seminar topic of the same name. Saidal Akbari & Khandker Nurul Habib (2015) […]

Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou honoured by “150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM”

April 3, 2017

UTTRI’s Dr. Marianne Hatzopoulou is featured in a unique Canada150 celebration of women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

UTTRI’s Paul Hess – New TCAT Publication

March 31, 2017

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Paul Hess is co-author of a new report recently made available by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, Active Transportation Planning Beyond the Greenbelt: The Outer Ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region.

Postdoctoral Fellow Maryam Shekarrizfard shares UT-ITE presentation

March 27, 2017

Dr. Maryam Shekarrizfard has generously given permission for her March 24 presentation PDF to be shared on the UTTRI website: Modelling the Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Ambient Nitrogen Dioxide and Investigating […]

Robert Cervero’s CivE Distinguished Lecture

March 23, 2017

UTTRI News, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Professor Robert Cervero‘s lecture on Monday, March 20, 2017 focused on how network design, mixed land use patterns, amenities, and natural landscape influence active […]

Maximum City: Can Traffic Lights Learn?

March 20, 2017

UTTRI News, Thursday, March 16, 2017 As a result of partnership through iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth research project, a group of 25 young visitors from Maximum City attended […]

Pollution from transit construction

March 13, 2017

The Toronto Star’s Ben Spurr wrote about the research presented in “The net greenhouse gas impact of the Sheppard Subway Line” by Shoshanna Saxe, Eric Miller, and Peter Guthrie, recently published […]

Optimal Discount Policies for Transit Agencies: The Case of Pass-Programs and Loyalty-Programs

March 6, 2017

Miss the seminar? Medhi Nourinejad shared his presentation file with UTTRI. Access the PDF file here. Abstract The proliferation of smart cards in public transportation has paved the way for successful implementation of […]

Estimating a Toronto Pedestrian Route Choice Model using Smartphone GPS Data

February 28, 2017

Gregory Lue has generously shared presentation materials from his talk for the UT-ITE Seminar Series* on February 24, 2017.  The research study and report comprised his MASc thesis in the Department of Civil Engineering at […]

Measuring Traffic-Related Air Pollution Along Toronto’s Bicycle Network

February 22, 2017

Now available: Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou’s PDF resource for her UT-ITE seminar on February 17, 2017 at UTTRI, “Measuring air pollution along Toronto’s bicycle network.” Over the span of the summer […]

Robert Bain resource now available

February 3, 2017

A PDF of Robert Bain’s December 5th presentation for UTTRI, Travel Demand Forecasts: Predictive Performance, Rob Bain, is now available. Note on the PDF: This presentation is part of an on-going […]

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February 3, 2017

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Technical Report Writing…

February 3, 2017

…But Were Afraid to Ask! Professor Eric J. Miller presents for the UT-ITE Seminar Series on the mechanics of how to write a polished and professional technical report. He stressed the importance of […]

UTTRI welcomes new Advisory Board members

January 30, 2017

UTTRI is proud to welcome Drew Fagan and Andy Manahan to the UTTRI Advisory Board beginning February 1, 2017.  Meeting three times a year, the board is instrumental in providing strategic […]

Preparing for Automated Vehicles at the City of Toronto

January 27, 2017

Ryan Lanyon’s Jan. 27  talk for the UT-ITE Seminar Series shared an overview of the issues related to vehicle automation under consideration, activities undertaken to start planning, and possible directions for […]

PostDoctoral Fellowship at UTTRI

January 24, 2017

Applications close January 31 for a PostDoctoral Fellowship position at UTTRI. The incumbent will be responsible for key research tasks within a collaborative research programme between the University of Toronto and Trapeze, […]

“Completing the puzzle” highlights new ways safety can be measured

January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 Safety for everyone using Toronto streets, no matter the mode of transport, is the goal. UTTRI’s Professor Matthew Roorda and researcher Nancy Hui use video data and […]

Bike lanes on Bloor Street: U of T partners with Miovision, City of Toronto to help evaluate pilot and track traffic safety

January 12, 2017

UTTRI Professor Matthew Roorda and masters’ student Nancy Hui are assessing the safety impact of the Bloor Street Pilot Bike Lanes Project.  Video data collected by Miovision and the City of […]

Newly created Miovision Labs to continue work with UTTRI

January 9, 2017

Miovision Labs, a new division of Miovision, will continue working with UTTRI on conflict analysis using real-world data. Launched at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting in January, the new division within […]