Many good ideas were presented and could be discussed in my organization.  
- Senior Business Intelligence Specialist, Transport Canada
Register  |  Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Speakers  |  Venue  |  Agenda (PDF)  ]
Learn From Local and Cross-Country Initiatives

Smart Transportation for Intelligent Cities

Leading Projects in Transportation Planning, Policy and Engineering for Large and Smaller Municipalities

October 29 - 30, 2019  ·  Toronto, Ontario
Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday October 30, 2019
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Michael Roschlau, Strategic Advisor, Public Transit and Urban Mobility; Former CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Association
9:15 - 10:15
Active Transportation
Ekke Kok, Transportation Manager, Data and Forecasting, City of Calgary
Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, B.C.
  • How do we create physical environments that facilitate healthy living?
  • New evidence based information on active transportation
  • Data for bikes and intersection improvement
  • Big Data for active transportation planning
  • Data required for decision makers when approving active mode spending
  • What’s going on in Kingston, City of Toronto and Hinton B.C.
10:15 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:15
Innisfil Transit: Powered by Uber- 2 Years In
Paul Pentikainen, MCIP, RPP Senior Policy Planner, Town of Innisfil
Martin Gray, Manager of Public Policy, Uber
  • Innisfil’s story of partnering with Uber to create a demand-based public transportation system
  • Exploring alternative transportation solutions
  • Creating of communities
  • 2 year evaluation of the program
  • Popularity of service among citizens
  • Cost saving measures and proposed solutions
  • Benefits and challenges
11:15 - 12:00
Update on Transportation Innovation at Sidewalk Labs
Andrew Miller, Associate Director – Mobility, Sidewalk Labs
  • Sidewalk Labs has partnered with Waterfront Toronto to deliver a plan for development of Quayside on the Toronto waterfront
  • This Master Innovation and Development Plan, if implemented, will deliver a new neighbourhood that combines best practice in urban design from around the world with the latest technology
  • In this way, Quayside will feature everything that makes cities great places to live, work, and play, while minimizing the externalities that make urban life difficult
  • The Sidewalk vision for mobility at Quayside is to ensure that residents, workers, and visitors have a cheap, convenient, and environmentally-sustainable alternative to the private automobile for every trip
  • Overview of the vision, an update on its status
  • Next steps on delivering the plan
12:00 - 1:00        Luncheon Break
1:00 - 1:45
Big Data and Traffic Congestion in Cities: What Does the Future Hold?
Matthias Sweet, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University School of Urban & Regional Planning
  • How can big data be employed to better measure and manage road traffic congestion?
  • Will congestion finally be eradicated from cities? And will that be a good thing?
  • Compared with established analysis tools, under what conditions can big data make significant contributions to transportation planning and program management?
1:45 - 2:30
Innovative Solutions to Parking Problems - Integrated Parking Management Programs
Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, B.C.
  • Policies and programs that result in more efficient use of parking resources
  • How an integrated parking management program can reduce parking requirements by 20-40%, improve user convenience and help achieve other planning objectives
  • Complementary strategies to meet the needs of a particular situation
  • Case Study
    • Dividing the city into parking zones
    • Pricing of publicly owned parking facilities to increase turnover, shift employee parking to less convenient locations, encourage use of alternative modes
  • Implications of emerging mobility services and technologies on parking demands including ride-hailing and autonomous vehicles
2:30 - 2:45        Networking Break
2:45 - 4:00
Solutions for Small Towns in Sparsely Populated Rural Communities
Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, B.C.
David Thurlow, President, Thurus Consulting
4:00        End of Day Two
Register  |  Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Speakers  |  Venue  |  Agenda (PDF)  ]



The rewards of creating a data-driven transportation system that makes optimal use of technology are tremendous - improved safety, reduced gridlock and smog, easier parking, improved public transit and, in the final analysis, more liveable cities.

From placing sensors and nodes in asphalt and on lights to control traffic signals, to partnering with private companies, to establishing Vehicle2V and V2Infrastructure connectivity, to assisting vulnerable citizens and deploying autonomous vehicles, the possibilities for improved mobility are endless and astonishing - and the time for planning and development is now!

There are, however, significant challenges along the way in operationalizing big data and determining the right technology. You've got to know what citizens want and how to capture data from multiple sources and extract meaningful, accurate insights in real time. You've got to know what other municipalities, large and small, are doing to advance their transportation systems to the next level including providing multiple travel options as an alternative to cars, planning and dedicating resources to active transportation, protecting data and privacy with cyber security; visualizing the future of transit and more.

INFONEX's two-day program on Smart Transportation for Intelligent Cities will be the ideal forum for discussing and sharing ideas with others as you move forward. A faculty of experienced transportation experts will share insights derived from their own journeys and share with you what they have learned about improving the quality of life for citizens through improved transportation.

Attendees will learn how cities of different sizes and stages of development are moving forward, how data analytics and technology are being used to improve urban transportation, what has worked and what might work in your own organization. From progress in the City of Toronto, to innovation and success in smaller municipalities like Innisfil and Stratford, to the best thinking on the future of municipal transit, active transportation, integrated mobility plans and automated vehicles, this is an opportunity to learn from others and develop best possible plans for your own municipality.

Take a few moments to review the agenda. Then call us immediately to reserve your place. We look forward to seeing you.

Telephone: 1.800.474.4829  |   360 Bay Street, Suite 900, Toronto, ON  M5H 2V6   |   Fax: 1.800.558.6520  |  Contact Us
© 2000-2019 INFONEX Inc.