Papers and Presentations from the CTRF 54th Annual Conference

Change, Disruption and Innovation in Canadian Transportation: Navigating the New Normal

Changements, perturbations et innovations dans les transports au Canada :Sur la voie de la nouvelle normalité

Vancouver, British Columbia
May 26-29, 2019


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Papers and presentations* are organized by topics listed below.

*Presentations are only available for those authors who have provided permission to CTRF to have their presentation posted to the CTRF website.

1.1 Electric Vehicles

1.2 Public and Urban Transit Performance

1.3 Traffic Analysis and Safety

1.4 Location of Industry and Transportation Activity

2.1 Autonomous Vehicles

2.2 Cycling Mobility, Safety and Data 1

2 .3 Cross Border Transportation

2.4 Airport Management and Governance

3.1 Cycling Mobility, Safety and Data 2

3.2 Applying Integrated Urban Models to Measure Health and Sustainability Impacts

3.3 Trucking Research Methods

3.4 Transportation Infrastructure Investment and Operation 1

4.1 The Evolving Passenger Directed Transportation Sector: Taxis and TNCs

4.2 Green and Sustainable Transportation

4.3 Modeling Forecasting and Data Analysis

4.4 Urban Freight

5.1 Canadian Gateway Cities: Four Reflections on Transportation Infrastructure, Global Value Chains and Urban Governance

5.2 Railway Economics

5.3 Challenge and Opportunities for Rural and Far North Transportation

5.4 Pricing and Economic Policy

6.1 Change and Challenge in the Maritime and Port Sector

6.2 Transport Policy and Regulation

6.3 Transportation Infrastructure Investment and Operation 2

Student Paper Winners: 2018-2019 Competition


1 .1 Electric Vehicles

1. Determinants of PHEV Purchase Intentions in a Canadian City
Paul D. Larson


2. Towards Sustainable Regional Planning: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Expansion Scenario
Mahmoud Salari, Roxana J. Javid and Ramina Jahanbakhsh Javid


3. Understanding New Vehicle Dynamics: Developing Range Standards for Electric Bicycles
Alexander Bigazzi


4. Identifying the Factors Affecting the Preference of College Students Towards Electric Motorbikes
Tzu-Ying Chen and Rong-Chang Jou


1.2 Public and Urban Transit Performance

1. Transit Service Evaluation: A Time-Frequency-based Stop Accessibility Approach
Gamal Eldeeb, Ahmed Osman Idris and Moataz Mohamed


2. What Constitutes Network Robustness? Analysis of the Canadian Bus Transit System
Hatem Abdelaty, Moataz Mohamed, Mohamed Ezzeldin Wael and El-Dakhakhni


3. Public Transit Service Reliability Assessment Using GPS Data
Seungho Yang, Afnan Ahmad, Peter Park and Gunho Sohn


4. Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure: A Review
Aya Hagag and Lawrence McKeown


1.3 Traffic Analysis and Safety

1. A research guide to using efficiency of technological innovations in automobiles for establishing unbiased policies for improvement of minimum safety standards for driver-operated motor vehicles
Adekunle Mofolasayo


2. Evaluation of how driver’s sight lines impact available stopping distance for conflicting through and left turning vehicles at signalized ii intersections
Adekunle Mofolasayo


3. Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram Based Perimeter Control Considering Dynamic User Equilibrium
Qiangqiang Guo Xegang (Jeff) Ban and Steven Parks


4. Real-time Safety Performance Functions for Signalized Intersections
Mohamed Essa and Tarek Sayed


1.4 Location of Industry and Transportation Activity

1. Unknown to Known: Predicting Truck GPS Commodity using Machine Learning
Mausam Duggal, Bryce Sharman, Rick Donnelly, Matthew Roorda, Sundar Damodaran and Shan Sureshan


2. Big Data Analysis to Explore the Clustering of Truck Trips Patterns Across Canada
Ayat Hussein and Hanna Maoh


3. Canola crushing: location of a footloose industry
Barry E. Prentice


2.1 Autonomous Vehicles

1. A Multi-Objective Optimization of Autonomous Drones’ Solar Energy Charging Stations Utilizing BIPV Urban Upgrade
Mohamed ElSayed and Moataz Mohamed


2. Latency and Reliability-aware Joint Optimization for Cooperative Vehicular Computing with Cooperative Communication
Xu Han, Daxin Tian, Xuting Duan, Zhengguo Sheng, He Liu, Yinsheng Gong and Victor C.M. Leung


3. Who Is Ready For Autonomous Vehicles? – Analysis of Consumer Acceptance of Self-Driving Cars In Different European Regions
Christina Edye and Wolfgang H. Schulz


2.2 Cycling Mobility, Safety and Data 1

1. Trip Identification for Smartphone-based Cycling GPS Data
Elmira Berjisian and Alexander Bigazzi


2. Cycling to Work: Is Geography Destiny?
Justin Tyndall


3. Why Individuals Choose Dockless Bicycle-sharing Services? Assessing the Effects of Built Environment and Land Use Attributes
Muntahith Mehadil Orvin and Mahmudur Rahman Fatmi


2.3 Cross Border Transportation

1. Ontario-US trade in goods and freight services: Trends, key challenges/issues and policy considerations
Andrew Tam


2. Asymmetric Effects of Exchange Rate Changes on Cross-Border Trade: Evidence from Canada-US Bilateral Freight Flows by Transport Mode
Junwook Chi


3. Modelling Truck Movement across the Canada-US border: A VISSIM Dynamic Traffic Assignment Application
Sidra Anis and Hanna Maoh


4. Analysis of the Arizona-Central Mexico International Trade and Transportation Corridor at the Supply Chain Level
Juan Carlos Villa and Isabel Victoria-Jaramillo


2.4 Airport Management and Governance

1. Strategic Cooperation between German Airports and Their Airlines
Sebastian Weber


2. Analysis of Airfares in an Era of Significant Airline Ancillary Charges
Jody Kositsky and Mike Tretheway


3. Canada’s Airports: The Economic Basis for a Not-For-Profit Governance Structure
William G. Morrison


4. Demand Analysis for Air Travels In Nigeria: An Expository Study
Obioma R. Nwaogbe, Adebayo Monday, Oluwole S. Matthew, Victor Omoke and Ibeawuchi Nze


3.1 Cycling Mobility, Safety and Data 2

1. Investigating the Impact of Bike Network Infrastructure Features on Cyclist Safety Using Network Theory Indicators
Mohamed Kamel and Tarek Sayed


2. How Do Perceived Safety and Experienced Incidents Influence Route Choice For Cyclists?
Gurdiljot Gill, Alexander Bigazzi and Filippos Gkekas


3. Unconstrained Cyclist Trajectory Simulation for Agent-Based Models
Hossameldin Mohammed, Alexander Bigazzi and Tarek Sayed


3.2 Applying Integrated Urban Models to Measure Health and Sustainability Impacts

1. Simulating the Future Impacts of Urban Transit System Improvements: Application to London, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia
Terence Dimatulac, Hanna Maoh, Tor Oiamo and Markey Johnson


2. Implementation of the SMARTPLANS Integrated Urban Model for Halifax, Nova Scotia and London, Ontario
Hanna Maoh, Terence Dimatulac, Tor Oiamo and Markey Johnson


3. Developing a sustainability indicator weighting scheme for Integrated Urban Modelling and Health Outcomes in SMARTPLANS
Tor H. Oiamo, Lauren White, Hanna Maoh and Markey Johnson


4. Extending the SMARTPLANS Integrated Urban Modeling Framework to Evaluate the Impacts of Air Quality on Health Outcomes
Hanna Maoh, Terence Dimatulac, Tor Oiamo, Markey Johnson and Dave Stieb


3.3 Trucking Research Methods

1. Review of Existing Technologies (Vehicle Fuels and Devices), Applications, Benefits and Limitations
Andrew Tam


2. Building Freight Shipments from GPS Data – Feasibility Studies
Serge Godbout, Herbert Nkwimi Tchahou and Nathalie Hamel


3. A Transportation Taxonomy — Part 2
Bradley Hull and Charles Watts


3.4 Transportation Infrastructure Investment and Operation 1

1. Financial Analysis of the Improvement of Drainage Structures on Road Network to Relief Flooding in Frequently Flooded Areas in Southern Thailand
Pruethipong Xinghatiraj and Attasit Sawatpanich


2. Zinc Coatings for Sustainable Transportation infrastructure
Martin Gagne, Frank E. Goodwin and Bernardo Duran


3. Zinc Coated Rebar for Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure
Martin Gagne, Frank E. Goodwin, and Bernardo Duran


4. Non Traffic Volume-Based Collision-Prediction Regression Model for Intersections Safety
Matin Foomani, Ciprian Alecsandru and Anjali Awasthi


4.1 The Evolving Passenger Directed Transportation Sector: Taxis and TNCs

1. Mining Web Data to Help Cities Understand the Impacts of Ride
Sourcing Companies
Amir Hassanpour, Alexander Bigazzi and Don MacKenzie


2. The Evolution, Usage and the Trip Chain Patterns of Taxis & Ridesourcing Services — Evidence From 2001, 2009 & 2017 US NHTS Survey
Xiatian Wu and Don MacKenzie


3. Regulation and Competition in the Taxi Industry in Vancouver
Joseph Monteiro and Barry E. Prentice


4. More or Less Curb? Testing Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Ride Sourcing On Traffic
Anne Goodchild, Don MacKenzie, Andisheh Ranjbari, Jose Machado and Giacomo Dalla Chiara


4.2 Green and Sustainable Transportation

1. Electric Mobility and the Carbon Tax: The Feasibility of Canadian GHG Mitigation Policies
Anastasia Soukhov and Moataz Mohamed


2. Investigating the Effects of Automated Vehicle Driving Operations on Road Emissions and Traffic Performance
Christos Stogios, Marianne Hatzopoulou and Matthew Roorda


3. Predictive Cordon Pricing to Reduce Air Pollution
Shaghayegh Vosough and Hossain Poorzahedy


4. Decarbonisation of Transportation: Insights into Vehicle Autonomy, Electrification and Sharing Implications for British Columbia, Canada
Orhan Atabay, Curran Crawford and Ned Djilali


4.3 Modeling Forecasting and Data Analysis

1. Data Supply for Arnold and Beyond
James Meyer


2. Developing a Comprehensive Database of Alternative Fuel Station Locations across Canada and the United States of America
Johanna Levene, Stephen Lommele, Robert Eger, Wendy Dafoe


3. Assessing the Representativeness of Survey Respondents for Micro-Level Network Resilience Modeling
Georgiana Madar and Hanna Maoh


4. A Prospectus for Improved Long-Distance Travel Demand Models
Eric J. Miller

Recipient of the The Ron Rice Award for the Best Conference Paper


4.4 Urban Freight

1. Impact of E-commerce Logistics on Neighbourhoods and Communities in Peel Region, Ontario
Deepa Mishra, Glareh Amirjamshidi, Elkafi Hassini and Matthew Roorda


2. Rail service design for mixed passenger and freight transport
Zhujun Li, Amer Shalaby, Matthew J. Roorda and Baohua Mao


3. Including all Users: Measuring Commercial Vehicle Envelopes on Urban Streets
Anne Goodchild, Ed McCormack, Manali Sheth and David Hurwitz


5.1 Canadian Gateway Cities: Four Reflections on Transportation Infrastructure, Global Value Chains and Urban Governance

1. Montreal: Value Chains, Economic Development and Urban Democracy
Dorval Brunelle


2. Innovation Corridors and the Golden Horseshoe: Transportation Challenges and the Emergence of a Shared Regional Vision
Jean Michel Montsion


3. Vancouver: Stabilizing the Gateway Infrastructure Coalition
Peter Hall


4. Towards a Systemic Approach to Global Value Chains and Democratic Governance in Halifax
Claudia De Fuentes


5.2 Railway Economics

1. Comparing Two Competing Models to Measure Annual Productivity Growth Rates in the Canadian Railway Industry
Hakan Andic

Recipient of a Conference Paper Runner-Up Award


2. Operating Ratio as a Measure of Railway Operating Efficiency
Ryan Gallagher, François E.J. Tougas and Lucia Stuhldreier


3. Observations on Railway Costing in Canada
Mike Tretheway, Robert Andriulaitis and Jody Kositsky


4. Impacts of High-speed Rail on Airlines and Airport traffic: A Survey of Recent Research
Anming Zhang, Yulai Wan and Hangjun Yang


5.3 Challenge and Opportunities for Rural and Far North Transportation

1. The Northern Corridor Concept: A Connector Road from Northern Saskatchewan
(La Loche, SK) to the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (Fort McMurray, AB)
Chris G. Moser


2. Hudson Bay railway and the Port of Churchill – A Balancing Act
Paul D. Larson, Yufeng Lin and Adolf K. Y. Ng


3. Regulating Maritime Occupational Health and Safety in Canadian Arctic Waters
Desai Shan, Aldo Chircop and Barbara Neis


4. Learning From Rural Innovation: What Can Volunteer Driver Programs Teach Us About Planning for Autonomous Vehicles?
David Copp and Trevor Hanson


5.4 Pricing and Economic Policy

1. High Occupancy Toll Lanes: Hot or Not
Angelo Pilla and Moataz Mohamed


2. Assessing Transportation Equity: From Concept to Evaluation
Adrian Lightstone, KarinBrundell-Freij, Sally Rudd and Lee Failing


3. Innovative Methods Towards Building and Evaluating Congestion Charging
Scenarios: The Case of Metro Vancouver
Fearghal King, Adrian Lightstone, Daniel Firth and Reid Keller


4. Building the Case for Performance-Based Pricing in Transportation – the
Rationale for User Cost Pricing on Roads and Transit in Metro Vancouver
Peter Lipscombe and Fearghal King


6.1 Change and Challenge in the Maritime and Port Sector

1. Governance and Engagement in Ocean Oil Spill Response Planning: International
Comparisons with Planning in the Vancouver Region
Trevor Heaver


2. Legal Status of an Onshore Remote Controller of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (“MASS”) under the Canadian Maritime Law and IMO International Conventions
Jinho Yoo and Desai Shan


3. Assessing the Role of Port Efficiency as a Determinant of Maritime Transport Costs
Qiao Lei and Chris Bachmann


4. Port adaptation to climate change and capacity investments under Uncertainty
Wenyi Xia and Robin Lindsey


6.2 Transport Policy and Regulation

1. A review of Canadian Transportation Developments in 2018
Joseph Monteiro and Barry E. Prentice


2. Western Canadian Grain Transportation and the Maximum Revenue Entitlement: Surveying the 17-Year Journey towards Regulatory Modernizations
Steve Pratte


3. Mobility as a Service: Governance Strategies for Impending
Disruptions
Alec Knowles, Blair Underhill, Ray Wong and Adrian Lightstone


6.3 Transportation Infrastructure Investment and Operation 2

1. Research on Transit Signal Priority Control Strategy Based On Real-Time Saturation Detection for a Single Intersection
Tong Zhang, Baohua Mao, Qi Xu, Min Wang, Sijia Zhang and Yanqiang Yang


2. Stochastic Forecasting Methods When Key Variables Are Politically Determined: Fuel Prices for Air Traffic and Ferry Forecasting
Christopher Greer


3. Estimating Airport Ground Transport Mode Choice Using Market Aggregate Data
Wenyi Xia, Jong Hae Choi, Kun Wang and Anming Zhang


4. Optimal Operations of an Automated Vehicle Parking Lot
Sina Bahrami and Matthew Roorda

Recipient of a Conference Paper Runner-Up Award


Student Paper Winners: 2018-2019 Competition

Masters Category:
Active Transportation Infrastructure – Examining Safety Implications and Effect on Modal Split
Craig Davis


Ph.D Category:
Autonomous Shipping and Seaworthiness: How Emerging Technologies Will Affect the Carriage of Goods by Sea
Ryan Bernard