CTRF 51 Annual Conference

CTRF-TRF Joint Conference

North American Transport Challenges in an Era of Change
Les défis des transports en Amérique du Nord à une aire de changement

 Toronto, Ontario
May 1-4, 2016

  Platinum Sponsor

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Papers are organized by conference session.
Records of the 2016 CTRF Conference Papers can also be found in the TAC Library catalogue, and the international TRID database at the following link: TRID: CTRF 2016


Terence Dimatulac and Hanna Maoh
Simulating Transportation and Environmental Outcomes of Electric Vehicle Adoption Scenarios: An Application to the Windsor Census Metropolitan Area

Mark Ferguson, Moataz Mahmoud, Chris Higgins, Elnaz Abotalebi and Pavlos
A Consumer Latent Class Choice Model to Assess Prospects for Electric Vehicles in Canada

Junshi Xu, An Wang and Marianne Hatzopoulou
Investigating Near-Road Particle Number Concentrations along A Busy Urban Corridor with Varying Built Environment Characteristics

Maryam Shekarrizfard and Marianne Hatzopoulou
Assessment of Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in a Large Urban Area: Impact of Individual Mobility and Transit Investment Scenarios

Richard D. Stewart, Natalie Burger, Erica Hansen, Gavin Johnson
An analysis of the status of undergraduate transportation management education in the United States

Pierre Barrieau and Victor Silvestrin-Racine
Planning For Real or For Show? An Analysis of the Completion of Montreal’s Transportation Plans

Hanna Maoh and Kevin Gingerich
SMARTPLANS: Simulation Model for Assessing the Ramifications of Transportation Policies and Land-Use Scenarios

Joseph Monteiro and Barry E. Prentice
The Tale of Taxi Reforms in Two Cities: The Failure of Closed Entry

An Wang, Masoud Fallahshorshani, Junshi Xu and Marianne Hatzopoulou
Characterizing Near-Road Air Pollution Using Local-Scale Emission and Dispersion Models and Validation against In-Situ Measurements

M. Fallah Shorshani and Marianne Hatzopoulou
Microscopic Modeling for Atmospheric Urban Pollutant Dispersion in Dense Urban Road Networks

Michael Gullo and Enrique Rosales
Part of the Problem, or Part of the Solution? How Canada’s Railways Can Help Address Climate Change

Taylor Zhou, Heather L. MacLean and Matthew Roorda
Life Cycle Assessment of a Diesel and a Compressed Natural Gas Medium-Duty Truck. The Case of Toronto


Ranjit Godavarthy, Jeremy Mattson
Evaluation Study of Bike Share Program in Fargo, ND

Ahmadreza Faghih Imani, Naveen Eluru
Examining the Impact of Sample Size in the Analysis of Bicycle  Sharing Systems

Charles M. Burke and Darren M. Scott
Is the Bloor Danforth corridor a ‘Sensible Location’ for a Separated Bike Lane?

Andrew Andrusko, Eunsu Lee
System Wide Pedestrian Planning Efforts: An Analysis of Current Planning Trends

Amelia C. Regan, Nicola Christie, Reza Asadi, Dmitri Arkhipov
Integration of Crowdsourced and Traditional Data for Route Analysis and Route Finding for Pedestrians with Disabilities

Teddy Lin, Amer Shalaby and Eric Miller
Transit User Behaviour in Response to Service Disruption: State of Knowledge

Arthur Guzzetti and John Wesley Neff
A New Modal Classification System for Public Transportation

Melvin Wong, Bilal Farooq and Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau
Next Direction Route Choice Model for Cyclists Using Panel Data

Christopher D. Higgins and Pavlos S. Kanaroglou
Unbundling the Hedonic Price Effects of Rapid Transit and Transit-Oriented Development in Toronto

Caroline Miller, Ian Savage
Does the Income Level of a Neighborhood Affect Transit Demand Responsiveness?

Rahaf Husein and Hanna Maoh
Journey to Work by Public Transit: Recent Evidence From the Four Largest Urban Centres in Canada

Md Sami Hasnine, TianYang Lin, Adam Weiss and Khandker Nurul Habib
Evaluating Impacts of TDM Policies Through Before-After Travel Survey: Application of Data Fusion for Discrete Choice Modelling

Ahmadreza Faghih-Imani and Naveen Eluru
A latent Segmentation Multinomial Logit Approach to Examine Bicycle Sharing System Users’ Destination Preferences

Trevor Hanson and Denis Caissie
Enabling and Measuring Success Among New Brunswick Volunteer Driver Programs in an Era of Demographic Change: Towards a Common Data Collection

Jeremy Mattson
Estimating Demand for Rural Intercity Bus Services

Utpal Dutta, Sawan Dutta
Identification of BRT – Advantaged Age-Group and Income Level Group by Examining Various BRT Cities


Vivek Sakhrani
Flexible Design Strategies for Enhancing Life Cycle Value: An Airport P3 Case Study

Cvet Georgiev
Impacts of Public Infrastructure on Productivity in Ontario

Paul Smetanin and Fawaz Yusuf
An Agent-Based Approach to Assessing the Economic Impact of Infrastructure Investment

Sina Motamedi
The Effect of Changes in Fuel Prices on the Use of Road Transportation in Ontario

André de Palma, Robin Lindsey and Guillaume Monchambert
Optimal Transit Pricing With Crowding and Traffic Congestion: A Dynamic Equilibrium Analysis


Lawrence McKeown and Anthony Caouette
Canada’s Shifting Sands: Oil Production and Distribution, 2005-2014

Trevor Hanson and Brendan McPhee
Community Data Needs on Dangerous Goods Movement by Rail: Perspectives of Select New Brunswick Emergency Planning Officials

Peibo Zhao and Chris Lee
Evaluation of Rear-End Collision Risk in Car-Heavy Vehicle Mixed Traffic Flow on Freeways Using Surrogate Safety Measures

Matin Foomani, Ciprian Alecsandru and Patrick Lauziere
Investigating Safety Impact of Backlit Pedestrian Crossing Sign Using Driver Behavior Analysis

Nicola Christie and Amelia Regan
A Safety Perception Indicator for Vulnerable Road Users in Urban Environments (ASPIRE)


Garland Chow and Geetansh Kakkar – The Ron Rice Award for the Best Conference Paper
Simulating Roadside Safety Inspection Benefits Enabled by Alternative V2I Prescreening Technologies

Bern Grush and John Niles
How Cities Can Use Autonomous Vehicles to Increase Transit Ridership And Reduce Household Vehicle Ownership?

Umair Durrani, Chris Lee and Peibo Zhao
Understanding the Differences in Lane Change Maneuvers of Cars and Heavy Vehicles on Freeways

Mohammad Noaeen, Amir Abbas Rassafi, Behrouz Homayoun Far
Exploring the Residual Queue Length Equation in the Shock Wave Model

Md Jahedul Alam and Muhammad Ahsanul Habib
The ‘Big Lift’ Project of Macdonald Bridge Re-Decking, Halifax, Canada: A Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model

Tao Ma, Zhou Zhou and Baher Abdulhai
Time Series Based Hourly Traffic Flow Prediction on the GTA Freeways Using TSTVEC Model

Shakil Khan, Hanna Maoh and William Anderson
Simulating the Impacts of RFID Lanes at the Canada-US Border: An Application to the Windsor-Detroit Corridor

Ahmed Ramadan and Matthew Roorda
Impacts of Illegal On-Street Parking on Toronto’s CBD Congestion

Abdussalam Heba and Gabriel J. Assaf
Bayesian Linear Regression Performance Model for the Libyan National Road Network without an Initial Database on its Condition based on Expert’s Knowledge

Vivek Sakhrani and Tufayel Chowdhury
Clogged Arteries: An Empirical Approach for Identifying and Addressing Localized Highway Congestion Bottlenecks

Justin Tyndall
Commuter Mobility and Economic Performance in US Cities


Olaf Milbredt, Florian Rudolph, Erik Grunewald
Passenger-centric Intermodal Traffic Management involving Airports and Railways

Trever Bova, Gwen Cromwell and Lawrence McKeown
Come Fly with Me: Seasonal and Temporal Patterns in Air Travel

Barry E. Prentice and Robert Knotts
Sustainable Transportation: Airships versus Jet Airplanes

Jean Patenaude
Recent Public Policy Initiatives In Respect Of Railway Services

Georgiana Madar, Sagal Searag and Lawrence McKeown
Measuring Commodity Flows in Canada: A Carrier-Based Approach

Richard Dow Stewart, Hiroko Tada
Japan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Intermodal Truck/Rail Container Operations: Applicability to U.S. Operations

Halia Valladares Montemayor and Kelly Moorhead
Opportunities and Challenges of Developing the Northern Shipping Passages

Mary R. Brooks
Do we need to Assess Service Delivery at Canadian Ports?

Lawrence McKeown, Georgiana Madar and Sagal Searag
Full Steam Ahead: Performance Measures of Canada’s Rail Industry

Malcolm Cairns
Improved Financial Performance of CP and CN over the Past Twenty Years: Factors Contributing to this Improvement

Ryan Gallagher and François E.J. Tougas
Rail Level of Service Decisions and Shipper Service Requirements

Sundar Narayan
Solar-Powered Vactrain: A Preliminary Analysis


M. Ali Ülkü
Keeping Trucking In-House: a Dynamic Multi-Item Shipment Consolidation Model for a Manufacturer-Distributor

Toka S. Mostafa and Matthew J. Roorda
Modelling Freight Outsourcing Decisions

Aya Hagag and Hanna Maoh
Microsimulating the Spatial Distribution of Commercial Vehicles by the Location of their Owned Establishments

Sofiane Laribi and Emmanuel Guy
Canadian Coastal Shipping and CETA: Some Lessons From Four Market Deregulation Cases

Scott Bacon, Vincent Dubé and Lawrence McKeown
Advanced Technology Adoption and Use in Canada’s Transportation Sector

Kevin Gingerich, Hanna Maoh and William Anderson
Expansion of A GPS Truck Trip Sample to Remove Bias and Obtain Representative Flows for Ontario

Sirui Zhu and Matthew Roorda
A Method of Data Integration for GPS and Roadside Intercept Survey Data

Matthew Whelen, Ata Khan, Louis-Paul Tardif and David Ramsey
Resilience Measures for Reducing the Impact of Nature-Induced Disruptions in Transportation Supply Chains

Iman Niroomand, Amir Khataie and Matin Foomani
Application of Vehicle Routing Optimization in Improving the Flow of Mail to a Processing Plant

Rupert Allen, Matthew Whelen and Ata Khan
Building Resilience to Counter the Impact of International Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

Chris Bachmann
Analyzing the Transportation Impacts of Free Trade Agreements

Paul Larson and Matt Adelman
A Survey of Awareness and Importance of Inland Port Features


Steve Pratte
Government Hopper Cars and the Canadian Grain Handling and Transportation System

Paul D. Earl and Barry E. Prentice
Western Grain Exceptionalism: Transportation Policy Change Since 1968

Alexander Gregory
A Short Term Outlook Model for Canadian Grain Transportation Requirements