55th CTRF Annual Conference

Planning in Times of Unprecedented Change and Uncertainty

May 24-27, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal
Montreal, Canada

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COVID-19 UPDATE: March 24th

The deadline for Presenting Authors to register has been extended until April 15th.  The CTRF Board will meet by conference call on April 3rd, and will be making further decisions based on the COVID-19 situation. An update will be available after that time.

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For its 55th annual conference, CTRF seeks to maintain its pre-eminent reputation for open dialogue, stimulating debate and forward looking considerations of transportation research relevant to the theme “Planning in Times of Unprecedented Change and Uncertainty.” As such, the conference will be of interest to Canadian and international transportation policymakers, infrastructure and service providers, transportation users and other stakeholders, researchers in academia and organizations, and the trade press, all within a lively forum that has become a tradition in Canada.

Many of the challenges facing public and private decision makers are different from those confronted in the past. Are the past assumptions and historical patterns that underlie decision making still relevant? Are rapid change and uncertainty themselves the new hallmark of the transportation environment? How do the capabilities required to deal with these challenges differ from the past? What does this new environment imply about the analytical tools, methods and data that are required as we go forward?  

The most efficient way for delegates to make their room reservations is by using the link http://group.doubletree.com/CanadianTransportationResearchForum-AnnualConference2020. Alternatively, delegates may contact The DoubleTree by Hilton by telephone directly at (514) 285-1450. Please be sure to quote The Canadian Transportation Research Forum in order to receive the special conference rate of $239 per night. Please book your room early in order to ensure the best selection of the available block of rooms. Room availability and the special conference rate will not be guaranteed after April 23, 2020.

International Delegates:
Requests for Letters of Invitation & Confirmation of Registration:
CTRF will only issue letters of invitation to authors of accepted papers (on request).
CTRF will be able to provide letters of confirmation of registration for other delegates. It is the responsibility of the delegate to ensure that sufficient time is given in order for funds to clear in the CTRF accounts. The CTRF organization and conference will bear no responsibility for travel visa applications. If delegates are not granted visas, the standard conference cancellation and refund policy will apply.
Please contact the CTRF Secretariat for details.


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