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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 »

Professor Steven Farber discusses transportation poverty on CBC Radio

In a fascinating interview with Professor Steve Farber by CBC Radio One, a discussion of research on transport poverty in Canada concludes with the suggestion that the research data might be used to inform “decisions we make around where and what we build when it comes to new transit lines our city.” Following on the heels of a recently… Read more »

2019 Public Transit Short Courses announced

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. The first course, Public Transit Planning & ITS (August 21-22, 2019), provides an overview of key concepts and best practices related to transit planning, network and… Read more »

New paper on analysis of AV network performance and operating scenarios in the GTA

Congratulations to alumnus Bradley Kloostra (BASc 2016), whose undergraduate thesis work at University of Toronto formed the basis for his recently published paper Fully autonomous vehicles: analyzing transportation network performance and operating scenarios in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Kloostra’s undergraduate thesis supervisor Professor Matthew J. Roorda co-authored the paper. Published online in Transportation Planning… Read more »

Smart Cities event draws capacity crowd

Why Smart Cities are maybe so 2017 (and what this means for urban transport innovation and our social relations), a free public presentation and moderated panel discussion, took place on January 8, 2019 at George Ignatieff Theatre. Eric Miller gave a welcome and opening statements on behalf of event co-sponsors UTTRI and School of Cities. Judy… Read more »

Stranded without transit? U of T researchers say one million urban Canadians suffer from ‘transport poverty’

If you can’t afford a car or Uber, and there’s no major public transit route in your neighbourhood, finding a job and keeping it can be an uphill battle. It’s an all-too-familiar challenge for up to one million urban Canadians, according to an estimate by U of T geographers Jeff Allen and Steven Farber, who published their findings in Transport Policy last month…. Read more »

Catch UTTRI associated presentations and posters at TRB 2019

Many UTTRI associated professors, postdocs and students will attend the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC next week.  Make sure you mark presentations you don’t want to miss! Below, some information to help you plan your time. Note: This list is “under construction” and will be updated as information becomes available. (1)… Read more »

Transportation Podium Research Day

Transportation Podium Research Day was an afternoon of presentations on an urban transportation theme, showcasing the breadth of research interests of UofT professors investigating issues of importance to policy and decision makers. See the Twitter Moment. The event comprised eight talks on diverse topics including congestion pricing, travel demand modelling, environmental impact, social inclusion, asset… Read more »

Second UofT Transportation Alumni Reception: Building community and giving back

The newly-minted UofT Transportation Alumni Committee is proud to call the 2nd UofT Transportation Alumni Reception a smash hit! Transportation alumni from a variety of backgrounds attended in record numbers, and keynotes from Sidewalk Labs’  Andrew Miller and Leo Chen added to the evening. The committee plans to make the reception an annual event. Thanks to… Read more »

“Three ways Philadelphia can cut greenhouse gas emissions” cites research paper from collaborative team

“Strategies to achieve deep reductions in metropolitan transportation GHG emissions: the case of Philadelphia” by Mohamad-Kenan Al-Rijleh, Ahsan Alam, Romano Foti, Patrick L. Gurian, Sabrina Spatari and Marianne Hatzopoulou is cited in the November 30 post of the Drexel University News Blog. Teams from University of Toronto and Drexel University in Philadelphia worked together on the case study and the… Read more »