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Hatzopoulou research on air quality featured in “Something in the Air” on The Nature of Things Feb. 17

The research of UTTRI associated faculty Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou and other scientists will be featured in an upcoming episode of the popular CBC-TV series “The Nature of Things” hosted by Dr. David Suzuki. Professor Hatzopoulou is a Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Air Quality, and Head of the Transportation and Air Quality research group (TRAQ)…. Read more »

UTTRI at 2019 Canadian International AutoShow on February 20

Who Professor Eric Miller, Director, UTTRI and Professor, Civil Engineering Professor David Wolfe, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Keenan Burnett, Team Lead of aUToronto, MASc Candidate, UTIAS Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation, GM Canada Dr. Mehdi Nourinejad, Rotman School of Management Professor Jonathan Hall,  Economics Ryan Lanyon, Chair, Automated Vehicles Working… Read more »

High-accuracy estimations of travel mode for passively collected data: Imani

Dr. Ahmadreza Faghih Imani presented a UT-ITE seminar on February 8, 2019 entitled “Passive data for transportation modeling: imputing mode and purpose information from cellphone traces.” According to Dr. Imani, lack of individual and trip information is a limitation of data collected passively, i.e. from cell phone use. In particular, details on the mode of… Read more »

Infrastructure is the foundation of our civil society, says Saxe

UTTRI associated faculty Assistant Professor Shoshanna Saxe was quoted in the Toronto Star February 11 in “How a budget with less money for repairs could leave Toronto ‘rusted out, leaky, cracked, broken’“: “Infrastructure maintenance investment isn’t something we in the public tend to notice until it goes wrong,” said Shoshanna Saxe, PhD, P. Eng., an assistant… Read more »

Adam Rosenfield: How to change employee travel behaviour

In his February 1, 2019 talk, “How MIT Got a Handle on Parking: The Behavioural Impact of Commuter Benefits,” Adam Rosenfield shared learnings from his graduate research at MIT investigating how employee benefits can impact commuter travel behaviour. Rosenfield spoke about a wide range of lessons learned while completing the project: about behavioural theory colliding… Read more »

Judy Farvolden appointed to ULI Advisory Board

UTTRI Executive Director Dr. Judy Farvolden was recently appointed to a two-year term on the ULI Toronto Advisory Board. ULI (Urban Land Institute) Toronto is a non-profit real estate and land development organization. Supported by over 1,700 public and private sector members, their mission is to promote leadership in the responsible use of land to… Read more »

James Reynolds asks “How can we prioritize public transit?”

Guest speaker James Reynolds began his talk “Public Transport Priority, Politics and Legitimacy; Strategic Frameworks for Pragmatic Implementation in Car-centric Cities” by comparing Toronto to Melbourne. He’s lived in both cities and thinks they are quite similar, transit-wise. Reynolds’ January 25 talk at Sidney Smith Hall was peppered with many real-life examples of small steps that… Read more »

Pantonium’s Luke Mellor discusses Belleville’s on-demand transit night bus service

Pantonium’s Luke Mellor gave a talk at University of Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2019.  The UT-ITE Friday Seminar was co-sponsored by iCity-CATTS. After an introduction by Dr. Toka Mustafa of iCity-CATTS, Luke presented information about new Pantonium on-demand operational model software for night bus service currently in use in the City of Belleville. The… Read more »

Greenhouse Gas Modelling for the Transit Sector earns Dr. Anahita Jami “Best in Session” poster award

Congratulations to Dr. Anahita Jami for being voted “Best in Session” by the Standing Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development Poster Contest at the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting. The research paper “Greenhouse Gas Emission Modelling for the Transit Sector” was authored by Dr. Jami, Dr. Josipa Petrunic of CUTRIC, and Dr. Amer Shalaby of UTTRI. For… Read more »

Research Associate opportunity at Smart Freight Centre

Applications are now being accepted for a Research Associate (Limited Term) to work under the supervision of Professor Matthew Roorda. The new hire will contribute to the management and growth of the Smart Freight Centre and other projects related to Professor Roorda’s Canada Research Chair in Freight Transportation and Logistics. The focus of the position… Read more »