CTRF 47th Annual Conference

Sustainable Transportation: Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives

June 3 – 6, 2012
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta

Papers & Presentations

Conference presentations are posted with the authors’ permission. Only those which are available and for which we have permission to post, are actively linked to the presentation.

Opening Plenary Session: Sustainable Transportation. Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives

Moderator: Vijay Gill, President CTRF


  • James Clements, Vice President of Strategy and Yield, Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Ralph Wettstein, President, Canadian Freightways
  • Cam Kenyon, Executive Vice-President of Operations, WestJet
  • Don Mulligan, Director of Transportation Planning, City of Calgary

Session I: Sustainable Transport I

Chair: Michelle Rutty

 Session II : Supply Chain Management

Chair: Barry E. Prentice

Session III : Passenger Transportation I

Chair: Garland Chow

Session IV: Sustainable Transport II

Chair: Matthew Roorda

Session V: Panel Discussion- Identifying a Canadian Transportation Research Agenda

Chair: Marc-André Roy


  • Federal Perspective: Sandi London, Transport Canada
  • Provincial Perspective: Andrew Elliot, MTO
  • National Industry Perspective: Paul Clegg, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Research, CP
  • Local Industry Perspective: Sean Baker, Calgary Logistics Council and Truck Carrier

Session VI: Passenger Transportation II

Chair: Kristian Larsen

  • Joseph Monteiro, Benjamin Atkinson – School Bus Transportation in Canada
  • Kristian Larsen – Child and Parent Perspectives on How Safety Influences the Journey To School

Session VII: Optimizing Infrastructure

Chair: Robin Lindsey

Session VIII: Maritime & Port Issues I

Chair: Michael C. Ircha

 Session IX: Aviation & Airports

Chair: James Frost

 Plenary Session:The Pipeline & Maritime Transportation of Canadian Energy Products – Market Access & Sustainability Perspectives

Moderator: Darryl Anderson, Wave Point Consulting


  • Mike Ekelund, Alberta Energy
  • Nancy Berard-Brown, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Murray Fraser, Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline
  • Joseph Spears, The Horseshoe Bay Marine Group

Session X: Railway Issues I

Chair: Malcolm Cairns

Session XI: Panel Discussion – Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) Supply Initiatives For Major Projects

Chair: Jean Patenaude


  • Ken Mackinnon, Traffic & Logistics Director, Fluor Canada Ltd
  • Kevan M. Bon Bernard, Material Management, Fluor Canada Ltd.

Session XII: Trucking Issues

Chair: Paul D. Larson

Session XIII: Railway Issues II

Chair: Dale McKeague

  • Siobhán O’Sullivan, François Tougas – Running Rights and the Public Interest
  • Malcolm Cairns – Review of the Issue of Access to Rail Infrastructure: International Practice and Recent Experiences

These two presentations were followed by an Open Discussion on the Issue of Rail Running Rights and Access

 Session XIV: Maritime and Port Issues II

Chair: K. Joseph Spears

Session XV: Governance/Management I

Chair: Benjamin Atkinson

Plenary Session: Post Secondary Education in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Canada

Moderator: Kevin Maynard , CSCSC


  • Dr. Ben Atkinson, Mount Royal University School of Policy Studies
  • Dr Mary Brooks, Dalhousie University
  • Brian Fleming, Mount Royal University Bissett School of Business
  • Dr Lina Kattan, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary
  • Robin Lindsey, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
  • Dr Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba

Session XVI: Governance/Management II

Chair: Xiaolei Guo

Session XVII: Open Forum on Getting Published in your Journal of Choice

ModeratorDr. Mary R. Brooks, Editor, Research in Transportation Business and Management, Dalhousie University


This open session will be of interest to all academics, newly credentialed and seasoned, who want to discuss the future of publishing, why editors and reviewers accept (and reject) your manuscripts, and the strategies that will work to improve your paper acceptance rate.

Student Paper Competition Winner

Albert Steven’s Award – Master’s Level
Kathleen Gallagher, University of Waterloo
Curitiba: Over-hyped or Aptly Described