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Judy Farvolden joins the WTS Toronto Area Chapter Board

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 to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. The recently established Toronto Area Chapter provides networking, professional development, education and mentoring… Read more »

Driving Changes: Automated Vehicles in Toronto

“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 project to provide City of Toronto decision makers with the information they need to identify and evaluate short and medium term policy, planning and investment… Read more »

StudentMoveTO achieves a 10% response rate

  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 Toronto City Hall, with the four universities in Toronto collaborating on the initiative. More than 13,000 post-secondary students responded, including more than 7,000 from U… Read more »

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

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 sponsors, the City of Toronto, TTC and Metrolinx were on hand to converse with over 60 students, drawn from Engineering, Engineering Science, Geography and Planning… Read more »

StudentMoveTO launched at City Hall Council Chambers

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. Malik and Kocan joined 200 university students at a symposium on public transit in Council Chambers at Toronto City Hall on Sept. 21. The event… Read more »

East Gardiner Study Released

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 the “Base Case” (the Gardiner Expressway is maintained) with two “Remove” options.  Remove Option 1 is “traffic oriented” while Remove Option 2 is “pedestrian oriented”…. Read more »

iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth

“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 run for four years until June 2019, received $2.95 million dollars which is being matched by institutional and industry support. iCity is a collaborative endeavor… Read more »

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

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 competition is hosted by the Joint Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers Section, representing the Toronto, Hamilton and Southwest Ontario Sections of the Institute. Sami is under… Read more »