Living near major roads – new study results

January 5, 2017

UTTRI Faculty Michael J. Widener  was interviewed for a report aired on CBC’s flagship television news program The National on January 5, 2017. An expert in urban planning, Professor Widener was asked […]

Congratulations Bradley Kloostra! Winner of CTRF undergrad student paper competition

December 13, 2016

“Fully Autonomous Vehicles: Simulating Transportation System Performance and Operating Scenarios in the Greater Toronto Area,” Bradley Kloostra’s undergraduate thesis, was chosen by the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) as the winner […]

UofT researchers report on optimized tolling for GTA freeways

November 24, 2016

Dr. Aya Aboudina and her thesis advisor, Prof. Baher Abdulhai, recently completed a six-year long study on congestion pricing and dynamic tolling on freeways in the GTA. The study methodology optimizes the […]

Big Data and intelligent interfaces

August 26, 2016

iCity co-investigator and OCAD University president Sara Diamond and colleagues published an article on the need for designers and artists to help spread data literacy by building intelligent interfaces. Two […]

UTTRI partners with the City of Toronto and Miovision to study the impact of “bike lanes on Bloor”

August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 UTTRI is partnering with the City of Toronto and Miovision to capture and analyze multi-modal traffic data to study safety and other changes to traffic operations during […]

Big Transportation Data for Big Cities, June 12-15, 2016

June 3, 2016

UTTRI and the City of Toronto will host a conference on the theme Big Transportation Data to highlight opportunities for municipalities to make practical use of new forms of urban […]

Sami Hasnine wins the ITE Section Student Presentation Competition

April 1, 2016

Sami Hasnine won the first prize in the ITE 2016 Joint Student Presentation Competition (Graduate Level) for his presentation on the paper “Investigating the Interplay between the Attributes of At-fault […]

StudentMoveTO: An overview of early findings

March 30, 2016

In the fall of 2015, Toronto’s four universities collaborated on a massive data collection effort – StudentMoveTO – with the goal of collecting detailed data about where students live and travel […]

Freight Day V discussions on urban commercial vehicle parking

March 10, 2016

In his article “Loading Zone Challenges for Downtown Urban Goods Movement”, George Liu reported on the presentations and discussions on the subject of urban commercial vehicle parking. “Goods movement presents […]

Curbside Management with SFpark

February 16, 2016

In his article “Metered Parking”, George Liu reported on our presentation and panel discussion with Jay Primus, ex-project manager at SFpark. “Surface parking is disappearing in downtown Toronto as cranes transform […]

Judy Farvolden joins the WTS Toronto Area Chapter Board

December 12, 2015

In January 2016, Judy Farvolden will begin a two-year term on the board of the WTS Toronto Area Chapter and will serve as its secretary. WTS is an international organization dedicated […]

Driving Changes: Automated Vehicles in Toronto

December 12, 2015

“Driving Changes: Automated Vehicles in Toronto“, by David Ticoll, Distinguished Research Fellow in the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs is part of a broader UTTRI […]

StudentMoveTO achieves a 10% response rate

December 10, 2015

  More than 7,000 University of Toronto students have filled out an unprecedented survey about their concerns while travelling to and from school. The survey was launched on Sept. 30 at […]

UTTRI and WTS Toronto Area Chapter co-host first Career Mixer

November 28, 2015

On the evening of November 25th, UTTRI and the WTS Toronto Area Chapter co-hosted their first Career Mixer. This was an event with something for everyone. Representatives from WTS corporate […]

StudentMoveTO launched at City Hall Council Chambers

September 30, 2015

Aqsa Malik and Cyntia Kocan barely know each other but have something in common – the miserable commute they have to endure to get to U of T for classes. […]

East Gardiner Study Released

May 7, 2015

On May 7, 2015 the Gardiner Coalition released an analysis performed by UTTRI researchers Baher Abdulhai and Matt Roorda on the impact of removing the Gardiner East. The study compared […]

iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth

March 30, 2015

“iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth” was one of 22 projects funded, of 92 projects submitted, by the Ontario Research Fund-Research Excellence Round 7 competition. The project, which will […]

Sami Hasnine takes 2nd place at the ITE Student Presentation Competition

March 25, 2015

On March 24, 2015, Sami Hasnine, a graduate student in Civil Engineering, took 2nd place at the Seventh Annual Student Presentation Competition for his presentation on Transportation Demand Management. The […]

UofT highlights transportation research in explaining world ranking

March 13, 2015

Huffington Post correspondent Jesse Ferraras reports that UofT attributes its steady rise in university rankings, in part, to research in transportation. Read more…

Choices for Scarborough: Transit, Walking, and Intensification in Toronto’s Inner Suburbs

March 12, 2015

In their recently released report, Andre Sorensen and Paul Hess argue that any new high-capacity public transit systems must take existing urban form into account, and redevelopment potential should be […]

Engineering Institute of Canada awards UTTRI faculty

March 9, 2015

The Engineering Institute of Canada announced the 2015 recipients of  its honours, awards and fellowships.  At its Annual Awards Banquet in May, Alberto Leon-Garcia  will receive the Julian C. Smith […]

How congestion pricing could make a difference in your commute

February 5, 2015

Baher Abdulhai says rush-hour tolls encourage transit use and prompt many drivers to adjust route and time of travel, making the commute a little easier for all. Read more in […]

Drones could keep watchful eye on construction sites

January 29, 2015

Angela Schoellig recently provided a presentation during the 2014 Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Day, hosted by the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute. She discussed the role of these vehicles […]

By land, by air: Engineering sustainable travel

December 17, 2014

U of T Engineering News profiled the three interesting and important transportation research projects: Simulation city : Solutions for a better urban commute How’s my driving? Never mind – I’ll […]

Ron Buliung talks about accessibility

October 30, 2014

U of T Bulletin spoke to Prof Ron Buliung how to make cities more accessible for everyone and his recent work in childhood, mobility, health and urban design.    

Eric Miller invited to join the Tory Transition Team

October 28, 2014

As reported in the Toronto Star, Eric Miller will join John Tory’s transition team. The day after being elected Toronto’s next mayor, John Tory announced his transition team. It includes key […]

The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility

October 27, 2014

“The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics”, edited by Alan Walks, with contributions from Ron Builiung, Paul Hess and Matti Siemiatycki explores how our […]

David Wolfe at CityAge on the need to connect the region

October 16, 2014

David Wolfe, speaking at the CityAge conference at the University of Waterloo, said Toronto, Waterloo Region and Hamilton, the biggest nodes in Ontario for research, innovation and technology commercialization, are […]

Eric Miller on the Future of Transit

October 16, 2014

This week U of T News continues its discussion on “The Future of Transit” with an interview with Eric Miller sharing his expert opinion on how to unclog the streets […]

The future of traffic

October 7, 2014

The first of U of T News’ podcasts on the future of cities features post-doctoral researcher Samah El-Tantawy who explains her work with Professor Baher Abdulhai as they develop a system known as MARLIN-ATSC (Multi-Agent Reinforcement […]