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Widener and Liu incorporate mobility in dietary behaviour research

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Michael Widener and his PhD student Bochu Liu created a research framework incorporating two research projects: the Canada Food Study (CFS) and the Food Activities, Scocioeconomics, Time-use, and Transportation (FASTT) Study. In both studies, human mobility and time use play critical roles in dietary behaviours. Bochu Liu presented “A research framework… Read more »

Olejarz, Bahrami win top prizes in ITS Canada Student Essay Competition

University of Toronto students Daniel Olejarz (CivEng 2020 MASc candidate) and Sina Bahrami (CivEng 2019 PhD) for winning first and second prizes in the ITS Canada 2019 Student Essay Competition. First Prize to Daniel Olejarz Daniel will present his winning essay, “Monitoring Toronto’s King Street Transit Pilot,” in person at ITS Canada’s AGM on September 22,… Read more »

Imani, Miller, Saxe on cycling accessibility in Toronto

UTTRI postdoctoral fellow Ahmadreza Faghih Imani, Director Professor Eric Miller and associated faculty Professor Shoshanna Saxe co-authored “Cycle accessibility and level of traffic stress: A case study of Toronto” which was published in Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 80, October 2019. “In this paper, we continue the research on bicycle accessibility by employing the level of traffic stress as the measure… Read more »

Saxe, Miller on relieving congestion

UTTRI Director, Professor Eric Miller, and UTTRI associated faculty Professor Shoshanna Saxe were quoted in Emily Jackson’s August 29 article for the Financial Post,  “Congestion is only getting worse and it turns out you (yes, you!) are a big part of the problem.” The article is the first of a three-part series on the costs… Read more »

2019 Public Transit Short Courses get high marks from participants

Congratulations to all participants! UTTRI’s 2019 Public Transit Short Courses were held August 21-23 and attracted participants from a variety of backgrounds – transit agencies, government, consultancies, trade organizations – and from across the country. In common to all: a keen interest to learn key concepts and best practices. Public Transit Planning and ITS was… Read more »

Farvolden to speak at CAV19 Canada conference

UTTRI Executive Director Dr. Judy Farvolden will speak on Panel #11, “Socio-economic impacts of CAVs” on September 10 at the CAV19 Canada conference in Ottawa. The conference runs September 9-10, 2019 and is presented by Kanata North Business Association and Invest Ottawa in partnership with Ottawa L5 and CAVCOE.

2019 Public Transit Short Courses Information and Registration

The University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute offers two back-to-back courses designed to provide participants with knowledge of key concepts and best practices related to public transit service planning and technology. Instructors, course descriptions and schedules The first course, Public Transit Planning & ITS (August 21-22, 2019), PTSC-101A, provides an overview of key concepts and best practices… Read more »

Siemiatycki comments on high-frequency rail project

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki commented on a project proposed by Via Rail to explore the possibility of high-frequency rail in the Quebec City-Toronto corridor. “Via’s case for major rail project better without Montreal-Quebec leg, according to fed. document,” by The Canadian Press was published online by the Vancouver Sun, July 28, 2019. Professor Siemiatycki’s remarks… Read more »

Urban goods movement focus of Future of Urban Mobility Seminar

U of T Professor Matthew Roorda and Janelle Lee, Analyst, Transportation and Urban Solutions at the Pembina Institute, presented a fascinating seminar July 25 for the Cities By Design: The Future of Urban Mobility series, part of the Urban Challenge Project Seminars presented by the School of Cities in partnership with UTTRI. Professor Steven Farber warmly welcomed the crowd and introduced the speakers. Janelle… Read more »