CTRF 48th Annual Conference

North American Competitiveness in Global Trade:
The Role of Transportation

La Compétitivité Nord-Américaine dans un Contexte de Globalisation : Le Rôle des Transports

Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 10 – 12,  2013

Papers are organized by conference session.

Freight & Goods Movement

Garland Chow
How Competitive is Canada’s Freight System?

M.G. Foomani, L. Amador, A.H. Khodabakhshi
Multi-objective Speed Optimization for Heavy Good Vehicles in Interrupted Transportation Network

Air Pricing & Productivity

Alexander Gregory
The Productivity Performance of the Canadian Airline Industry
Jeffrey Peter, Lawrence McKeown
Factors Influencing Airline Passenger Fares in Canada
Laura Adkins-Hackett
Cost of taking off: An Emperical Study on the Determinants of Air Fares in Canada

Finance & Investment

Barry Prentice, Nirbir Grewal, Bryce Doell, Matt Adaman
Cargo Airships Versus all Weather Roads – A Cost Comparison

Christopher Wright
Ferries and the Economy of South West Nova Scotia

Hanna Maoh, William Anderson, Shakil Khan
Assessing the Impacts of a Major Highway Infrastructure Project: The Windsor-Essex Parkway

Borders & Gateways

Jake M. Kosior, David Lettner
Innovations in Travel Demand Forecasting for Land-based Ports of Entry

David Lettner, Jake M. Kosior –  The Ron Rice Award for the Best Conference Paper
A Level of Service Framework for Evaluating Port of Entry Performance

Juan Carlos Villa
Freight Corridors and Gateways: Development Approach and Evaluation Criteria Comparison in North America and the European Union

Motor Carrier Issues

Ralph Craft
Determining Motor Carrier Accountability for Crashes in the United States

Malvika Rudra, Matthew J. Roorda
Truck-only Lanes on Urban Arterials: A Value of Time Approach

Toka S. Mostafa, Matthew J. Roorda, Taha H. Rashidi
A Structural Equation Model of Commercial Vehicle Ownership

Roadway Management

Denis Paradis, James Christie, Eric Hildebrand
Implications for Traffic Sign Management Given Proposed Minimum Retroreflectivity Guidelines for Canada

Md. Shohel Reza Amin, Luis Amador, William Reimer, Umma Tamima
Prediction of Inter-provincial Trade Flow Traffic to Support Multicriteria Pavement Management

Shipping Opportunities

Manon Turmel, Emmanuel Guy, Frédéric Lasserre
Marine Carriers’ Business Model and Development in the Canadian Arctic

Mark Hemmes
Containerization of Bulk Products: The Case of Grain in Canada

Barry Prentice, Jake Kosior
Containerization of Grain: Theory and Practice

Rail Service & Costing

André Pretto, Joseph F. Schulman
Understanding “reasonableness” in Rail Level-of-Service Disputes

Paul R. Sando
Railroads, Adaptability, Competition and the Shuttle Train (or Food, Crude and the Railroads)

Ryan Gallagher, François E.J. Tougas
The Disclosure of Rail Carrier Costing Information

Traffic Flow Issues

Gordon G. Baldwin
Some Observations on Illegal U-turn Activity

Md. Shohel Reza Amin, Ciprian Alecsandru, Luis Esteban Amador-Jiménez
Micro-simulation of Gap Acceptance by Turning Vehicles at a Signalized Intersection in a University Campus

Xiaolei Guo
Sequential Toll Implementation to Guide Network Flow Evolution Under Bounded Rationality

Sustainability & Climate Change

Bradley Hull
The St Lawrence Seaway: An Efficient but Rarely Used Route

Ana Yanes, Grant Guenther
Allocating Carbon Emissions From Oceangoing Vessels

Adolf K.Y. Ng
A Theoretical Discussion on Climate Change, Port Adaptation Strategies and Institutions


Malcolm Cairns
Part 1: Crude Oil by Rail: Potential for the Movement of Alberta Oil Sands Crude Oil and Related Products by Canadian Railways
Part 2: Crude Oil by Rail: Potential for the Movement of Alberta Oil Sands Crude Oil and Related Products by Canadian Railways

Claude Sirois, Jean-François Arsenault
Multimodal Study on Freight Transportation in Quebec

Societal Impacts

Ronald D. Copeland, Louis A. Le Blanc
Online Vehicle Auctions: eBay, AutoTrader, Craigslist and Beyond

Georgiana Madar, Hanna Maoh
Vehicle Type Choice and Demographic Relationships: An Application to the Windsor Region, Ontario, Canada

David Stambrook
Obesity and Urban Transport

Canadian Freight Transportation Research Program (CFTRP)

Mehdi Nourinejad, Adam Wenneman, Khandker, Nurul Habib, Matthew J. roorda
Truck Parking in Urban Areas: Application of Choice Modelling Within Traffic Mcirosimulation

Student Paper Winners

Undergraduate Category
Cory Boles, University of British Columbia
Reducing Bus Dwell Times by Shifting the Location of Payment (Reprinted from the 2012 CTRF Annual Conference Proceedings)

Master’s Category
Justin Tyndall, University of Victoria
Game Theoretic Approaches to Urban Traffic Planning

Doctoral Category
Eradius Rwakarehe, University of New Brunswick
Review of Traffic Congestion Mitigation Measures: Their Applicability in African Cities

Presented at the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Forum

William P. Anderson and Sarah M. Dunphy
Economic Development Around Intermodal Facilities in Canada