Conference Publications

51st Annual Conference – 2016

50th Annual Conference – 2015
Records of the 2015 CTRF Conference Papers can also be found in the TAC Library catalogue, and the international TRID database at the following link:

49th Annual Conference – 2014
48th Annual Conference – 2013
47th Annual Conference – 2012
46th Annual Conference – 2011
45th Annual Conference – 2010
44th Annual Conference – 2009
43rd Annual Conference – 2008
42nd Annual Conference – 2007
41st Annual Conference – 2006


Bison Transport Debate

The Bison Transport Debate is one of the most enjoyable and popular events at our Annual Conference. Conducting a debate in conjunction with the 1996 CTRF Conference was the brainchild of Dr. Barry Prentice. Barry deserves full marks for arranging the sponsorship of Bison Transport including the provision of the unique trophy. Barry has presided at all but four of the annual debates to date. Twice Barry vacated the chair in deference to John Robinson of St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg. Barry has debated on two occasions. His record is 1 lucky win and 1 decisive loss.

Ingredients of the Debate include; a sponsor, two 2-member teams, a thesis (hypothesis, premise, resolution), rules of engagement, a moderator, a timekeeper, a prize, an audience jury, and beverage alcohol.

The Bison Transport Debate is purported to be a formal Oxford-style debate based on the British Parliamentary system. You’re invited to be one of the judges.

Bison Transport’s continuing sponsorship of this CTRF Conference highlight is acknowledged and appreciated. CTRF is pleased to be affiliated with Bison Transport in this endeavour. Bison Transport has received awards for Fleet Safety, Outstanding Innovation, Environmental Excellence, Energy Efficiency, and Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability, as well as being named Shipper’s Choice and one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, more than once. Bison has been named North America’s Safest Fleet for five consecutive years.

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Rail Safety in Transporting Dangerous Goods in Canada: Update on Developments
Ottawa, January 13, 2014
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Evolution of High Speed Rail Around the World

Presented by the MSC-CTRF
Montreal, November 22, 2013
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Innovative Approaches to the Use of Geographic Information Systems in Informing Transportation Sector Decision Making
Ottawa, November 20, 2013
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2013 CTRF Annual Conference

Halifax, June 10 – 12, 2013

CFTRP Featured Research

New Innovations in Supply Chain Performance and Sustainability Measurement

Mississauga, March 19, 2013


2012 CTRF Annual Conference

Calgary, June 3 – 6, 2012

Innovation in Urban Freight Transportation

A Roundtable on the Current State of Research and Technology Application

Toronto, January 30, 2012


2011 CTRF Annual Conference

Gatineau, May 29 – June 1, 2011


2010 CTRF Annual Conference

Toronto, May 30 – June 2, 2010

2009 CTRF Annual Conference

Victoria, May 24 – 27, 2009


2008 CTRF Semi Annual Conference

Calgary, October 24, 2008

2008 CTRF Annual Conference

Fredericton, June 4-7, 2008