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Brail on mobility disruption and securing positive outcomes

July 3, 2018 Professor Shauna Brail‘s remarks to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference on June 3, 2018 have been published online by Policy Options Politiques in the article How partnerships can help cities cope with technological disruption. Brail discusses the impact of autonomous vehicles as well as other disruptive mobility innovations, ride-hailing in… Read more »

Shalaby: Autonomous shuttles could solve “last mile” problem

July 3, 2018 Professor Amer Shalaby was quoted in the Toronto Star today in Toronto plans to test driverless vehicles for trips to and from transit stations. The article by Ben Spurr outlines a City of Toronto proposal to test driverless shuttles operating to and from transit stops in a pilot project. If approved, the project… Read more »

‘Our goal is to hit some home runs’: School of Cities’ interim director encourages U of T city builders to dream big

University of Toronto’s School of Cities has just announced its senior leadership team, tasked with shaping the newly-created school’s urban-focused research, educational and outreach initiatives. The team will be led by Interim Director Matti Siemiatycki, an associate professor of geography and planning in U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science. “I’m really excited to be… Read more »

CATTS: Transformative Transportation ’18

The inaugural symposium of the iCity-Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (CATTS) on June 28, Transformative Transportation ’18, welcomed over 125 attendees. The public event was held in UofT’s spacious Health Sciences Auditorium and was followed by a CATTS partners-only meeting. The day’s twelve presenters generously granted permission to make their presentation files available here.

Shalaby and Jami contribute to CUTRIC 2018 Forum

June 21, 2018 Professor Amer Shalaby gave a presentation entitled “Social Media Analytics for Improved Customer Service and Transit Management” and was a panelist on “The Future of Smart Vehicle Innovation in Canada: Research & Development Needs for First- and Last-Mile Solutions” at CUTRIC’s 2nd Biennial Technology Innovation Forum: Low Carbon Smart Mobility, Montreal, June 21, 2018…. Read more »

UTTRI hosts workshop on transportation & e-commerce

UTTRI hosted a closed workshop for 50 participants on June 27 entitled “Transportation & E-Commerce: Opportunities & Challenges.” Director Eric J. Miller provided welcome remarks. The day’s objectives included: understanding the e-commerce supply chain and logistics across various levels (national, regional, and local); assessing the impacts of e-commerce on overall transportation network, and; linking the knowledge gained… Read more »

Baher Abdulhai honoured by Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Congratulations to Baher Abdulhai who received the 2018 Sandford Fleming Award for outstanding contributions to research and practice in Transportation Engineering in Canada from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). The honour was presented June 15 at the 2018 CSCE annual conference in Fredericton. About the Sandford Fleming Award The Sandford Fleming Award was… Read more »

UTTRI research at ITS Canada conference

UTTRI associated faculty and postdoctoral fellows shared recent research at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada (ITS Canada) Annual Conference and General Meeting, June 17-20, 2018. The conference was entitled “Mobility 2030: Bridging Innovation and a Green Future.” Postdoctoral fellow Arman Ganji presented Development of a multi-year urban GHG emission inventory through spatio-temporal traffic… Read more »

iCity-ORF annual research day showcases platforms, data and ontologies

The recent iCity-ORF Annual Research Day 2018 presented the third year of the project’s research activities across a wide spectrum. The June 22 showcase, held in GB202, marked the first time “outsiders” (non-researchers) were invited to attend. The format of the day was different too; short presentations in the morning were followed by hands-on activities… Read more »

Syed Imam awarded CITE WSP Undergraduate Scholarship

Congratulations to Syed Imam who was awarded the CITE WSP Undergraduate Scholarship for 2018. Syed submitted his paper “Envisioning Opportunities in Multimodal Transportation Planning” as part of his application, and it will later be posted on the CITE website. He presented the paper at a technical session at the CITE annual conference in Edmonton. Syed… Read more »