Smart Transportation for Intelligent Cities
Cutting Edge Developments in Transportation Planning, Policy and Engineering for Large and Smaller Municipalities
October 16 - 17, 2018 · Toronto
Day One Program Agenda: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Day One Chair
Michael Roschlau, Strategic Advisor, Public Transit and Urban Mobility; Former CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Association
9:15 - 10:15
Keynote Address: Practical Steps for More Liveable Cities of All Sizes
Stephen Buckley, Leader, Northeast Planning, Environment and Traffic Practice WSP; Former General Manager, Transportation, City of Philadelphia; Former General Manager, Transportation, City of Toronto
With multiple accomplishments as General Manager of Transportation for the City of Philadelphia and then Toronto, Steve will provide important insights into how to build interest and capacity for using data analytics and technology to make cities smarter and more liveable. Whether you are a large or smaller municipality, this session will help you develop a compelling strategy and game plan to obtain and develop the resources needed to turn big data into useful, actionable information that will guide technological choices.
10:15 - 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Innovation and Success: Innisfil Transit - Powered by Uber
Paul Pentikainen, Senior Policy Planner, Town of Innisfil
Brett Chang, Senior Public Policy Associate, Uber
- Innisfil's story of partnering with Uber to create a demand-based public transportation system
- Exploring alternative transportation solutions
- Data-driven decision making
- Creating of communities
- The new mobility
- Challenges and opportunities for smaller cities
11:30 - 12:15
Evolving Transportation Expectations in a Rapidly Growing, Large, Suburban Region
Paul Jankowski, Commissioner, Transportation Service, Regional Municipality of York
- Twenty years of transportation demand management: Why do we have more cars now?
- What does your data show?
- Why can't we all just agree? Or can we?
- Do demographics matter?
- Build it and they will come: What? Who? Where?
- How rapidly will our community needs and desires really change?
- Where do we go from here?
12:15 - 1:15 Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:00
The Integrated Mobility Plan in Halifax Regional Municipality
Bruce Zvaniga, Director of Transportation and Public Works, Halifax Regional Municipality
From mass transit to bike-share to electric vehicle charging, transportation options can be linked together to provide multi-modal transportation packages to better connect residents and communities. Find out how this city is implementing its long-term vision so that with robust transit and other choices available, urban living can be done without a car.
2:00 - 3:00
Action on Active Transportation: From Policy to Reality
Jeffrey Casello, Professor, Transportation Planning and Engineering, University of Waterloo
James T. LaPointe, Senior Planner, New Mobility, TransLink, City of Vancouver
- Use of empirical evidence in developing solutions
- Driving policy with data
- Consulting with the public
- Politics, policies, design and operations
- Retrofitting neighbourhoods for the transition away from cars
- The active transportation network
- Active transportation facilities/network development, design and funding
- Age friendly active transportation planning
- Multi-use pathways
- Segregating cyclists and pedestrians: when, where and why?
- Wheels for refugees program
3:00 - 3:15 Networking Break
3:15 - 4:15
Using Big Data to Your Advantage: Developing a Big Data Strategy and Work Plan for Transportation Services
Jesse Coleman, Team Lead, Big Data, City of Toronto
- The Big Data Innovation Team at City of Toronto
- New and emerging transportation datasets
- Data collected by City of Toronto
- Measuring the impact and benefits of policies and solutions
- Leveraging big data to improve transportation service delivery
- Products and services to assist in better decision making and investments
- How data improves safety, traffic congestion, efficiency
Overcoming barriers to the better use of data
4:00 End of Day One