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December 2017

NACITE Luncheon – Pandora Avenue — Victoria’s First Protected Bike Lane

December 6, 2017 @ 11:40 am - 1:00 pm
University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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NACITE welcomes Nadine King, P.Eng., PTOE of WATT Consulting Group to talk about the design and construction of the Pandora two-way cycle track, the City of Victoria’s first two-way protected bike lane. The Pandora cycle track represents a key piece of Victoria’s AAA cycling network planned for the core area. Nadine’s presentation will cover many of the design considerations associated with the cycle track including transit accommodation, on-street vehicle and bicycle parking, pedestrian safety, no-right-turns-on-red, traffic and bicycle signals, bicycle boxes,…

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ITE Lethbridge Chapter December Luncheon

December 12, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Luigi’s Pizza and Steak House (North), 306 13 Street North
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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2017 is quickly coming to an end, and to wrap up the year we are changing up the usual format! Join us for a fun ITE inspired “Traffic Bowl” (Jeopardy Style) style social luncheon. There will be questions for all and some prizes to be won too J! This will be a fun event for everyone (members & non-members, come out and bring a friend/co-worker)  Please RSVP by no later than end of day Monday, December 11. RSVP to Breanna Jackson jacsonb@ae.ca To…

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ITE Manitoba December 2017 Luncheon and AGM

December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Masonic Temple, 420 Corydon Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Our next ITE Manitoba Section luncheon is at the Masonic Temple (420 Corydon Avenue), to be held on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.  Our presenters this month are Mark Vogt from WSP and James Hudson from HTFC. The presentation will provide an overview of the Northeast Exchange Study and the projects that have been completed to date specifically focusing on Manitoba’s first “Woonerf” street, John Hirsch Place. The presentation will provide insight into the challenges and successes of integrating landscaping and streetscaping with traditional roadworks projects to create…

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Toronto YPT 4th Annual Transportation Trivia Night

December 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TRANZAC Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Mark your calendars for the 4th annual transportation trivia night and December Transit Oriented Drinks. This is always one of the most fun events on the YPT calendar and for this year we’ve secured a great new venue at the TRANZAC club. As always, there will be great prizes for both winners and those who try hard, including some generously provided by Toronto Bike Share. You can impress your friends, make new friends and maybe even learn a thing or…

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January 2018

ITE Manitoba January Luncheon

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0B2 Canada
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The January meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, starting at 12 noon. Please note that we have a new meeting venue: the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room. Our presenter…

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Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Swans Pub, 506 PANDORA AVE
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6 Canada
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Free

Planning for Autonomous Vehicles, by Todd Litman How and how soon will autonomous vehicles affect transportation planning? Some recent reports claim that by 2030, convenient and inexpensive self-driving taxies will displace most private vehicle travel, significantly reducing traffic problems and road and parking facility demands. However, there are good reasons to be skeptical of these optimistic projections; more technical progress will be needed before self-driving cars are reliable, affordable and legal under all normal travel conditions, and they can introduce…

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February 2018

ITE Manitoba February Luncheon

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0B2 Canada
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The February meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 starting at 12 noon. The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room. Our presenter this month is…

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CITE Dinner Presentation

February 15 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Fox and Fiddle, 355 Wellington Street
London, Ontario Canada
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A tale of two cities, two countries, two transportation agencies, and one bridge. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Ministry of Transportation - Ontario (MTO) are replacing the US 72 international border bridge. The bridge provides access to Baudette, Minnesota and Rainy River, Ontario and connects Port of Entry facilities. As an international border crossing, the design process, construction planning, stakeholder involvement, and public interests are more rigorous and demanding than for normal projects. In this presentation, Isaac…

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March 2018

ITE Toronto Breakfast Session – Credit River Active Transportation Crossings, City of Mississauga

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Dr
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1 Canada
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The Credit River Active Transportation Crossings project is an exciting project demonstrates a multi-level government collaboration between the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Region of Peel and the City to advance key multi-modal initiatives. The recommended plan illustrates an innovative design to building a beautiful, sustainable city with safe neighbourhoods that support strong, connected and vibrant communities, where residents value the beauty of the natural environment, engage in active transportation, and support a rich, healthy and prosperous social and cultural mosaic.…

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ITE Hamilton Section Luncheon

March 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Grand Olympia Hospitality & Convention Centre, 660 Barton Street
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 5L6 Canada
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Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Guest Speaker: 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Cost: $40 per person, $25 for students (cash or cheque)   As this is a plated event, RSVPs are required.  Kindly direct your RSVP to our Section Treasurer, Rob Merritt at Rob.Merritt@hamilton.ca by Friday, March 2, 2018.  A vegetarian option is available and we ask those wishing a vegetarian alternative to make this request to Rob when confirming your attendance.   Topic: Development of…

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NACITE March Luncheon — Strathcona County

March 7 @ 11:40 am - 1:00 pm
University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Strathcona County - Transportation Trends, Challenges and Opportunities NACITE welcomes Ron Fraser, Director of Transportation Planning and Engineering for Strathcona County. Set in the centre of Alberta's energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. Planning and constructing quality infrastructure is a priority for Strathcona County to better serve it's residents and foster a supportive…

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Tenth Annual Joint ITE Section Student Presentation Competition

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Friday March 9th, 2018 @ 6:00pm Western University 1280 Main Street West, London, ON   The Toronto, Hamilton, and Southwest Ontario sections’ Joint Technical Presentation Competition for Students is a unique event organized annually by the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) to help foster interest in the field of transportation. The competition offers students an opportunity to present a topic of interest in transportation before their peers and practising transportation professionals. While technical competence is an important element, the…

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ITE Vancouver Island Luncheon: Transit Futures – BC Transit’s strategic priorities for the Victoria Regional Transit System

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Swans Pub, 506 PANDORA AVE
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6 Canada
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Free

Presentation Summary: Transit has tremendous potential to contribute to more livable and sustainable communities. The need to realize this potential is increasingly important because of factors such as climate change, population growth, increasing traffic congestion and an aging demographic. Meeting these demands requires a shift in focus from moving vehicles to moving people. This presentation will provide an overview of BC Transit’s strategic priorities for the Victoria Regional Transit System as outlined in the Transit Future Plan and focuses on…

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ITE U of T Student-Industry Mixer

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Toronto Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3 Canada
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Come to the 2018 Student-Industry Mixer hosted by the U of T chapter of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers Network with planning and transportation professionals, students, and alumni from across the GTHA region. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided. Entry is free for students and faculty.   RSVP by Monday, March 12 at 5PM.

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ITE Manitoba Luncheon: Innovative Solutions to Railway Crossing Blockages

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0B2 Canada
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The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room. Our presenter this month is Garreth Rempel, P. Eng. from TRAINFO and MORR Transportation Consulting. Garreth’s presentation focuses on innovative solutions to railway crossing blockages. These blockages can cause lengthy…

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ITE Manitoba March Luncheon

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0B2 Canada
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The March meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 starting at 12 noon.   The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room.   Our presenter this…

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April 2018

ITE Toronto Spring Luncheon

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Toronto Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3 Canada
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ITE Toronto would like to invite you to our upcoming Spring Luncheon. The presentation will be on Human Factors Issues with Semi-Automated and Automated Vehicles. Speaker:  Dr. Alison Smiley is President of Human Factors North Inc., a Toronto-based human factors engineering consulting company, founded in 1982. She holds a PhD (1978) in Systems Design Engineering, specializing in Human Factors. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto where she has taught courses in human factors for over…

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Roadway Improvements and Traffic Enhancements as Suggested by Safe Routes to Schools Parent’s Surveys

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0B2 Canada
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ITE Manitoba Luncheon Our presenter this month is Jairo Viafara, AICP, from the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization. Jairo’s presentation is titled "Roadway Improvements and Traffic Enhancements as Suggested by Safe Routes to Schools Parent's Surveys". The presentation will detail a study that considered how parent’s perceptions of spatially-based neighborhood attributes influence travel mode choice, and how travel mode choice may contribute to children’s socialization. Please note that the price of the luncheon is $27.39 for members and friends and $16.68 for students. Registration and online…

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Complete Streets Design and Construction Standards

April 10 @ 11:40 am - 1:00 pm
University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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NACITE and APPI welcome Anika Muhammad and Jack Niepsuj from the City of Edmonton to present the City's new Complete Streets Design and Construction Standards (CSDCS). The CSDCS combines the former Roadway Design and Construction Standards, and Complete Streets Guidelines, into a single design reference document that aligns with the Transportation Association of Canada's 2017 Geometric Design Guide. The new CSDCS document introduces additional guidance and flexibility into the City's design standards to facilitate a context-sensitive approach to designing transportation infrastructure. This presentation will highlight major changes…

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Waterloo ION Rapid Transit Tour

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ION LRT Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility, 518 Dutton Drive
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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The CITE Southwestern Ontario Section has seized an opportunity to get an early peek at the Region of Waterloo’s ION Rapid Transit project!  This is an exclusive opportunity offered by Keolis and Region of Waterloo staff. The tour is free.  Capacity is limited and priority will be given in order of response. RSVP early to Doug MacRae at southwestontario@cite7.org or latest by Tuesday April 10th.  Include any required accessibility accommodations. Participants are required to have personal protective equipment comprising of a hard hat,…

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