43rd Annual Conference – 2008

CTRF 43rd Annual Conference

Shaking Up Canada's Transportation Systems to Meet Future Needs

June 1 - 4, 2008
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Table of Contents

    Papers & Presentations

    Papers and Presentations are organized by conference session. 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 - Presentations Only: Shaking up Canada’s Transportation Systems to Meet Future Needs

    Moderator: Nick Mulder, Former Deputy Minister of Transport Canada and Current Policy Consultant


    I. Transportation Issues

    II. Transportation Costs

    III. Trucker’s Issues

    Panel Session: Envisioning a North American Freight Transportation System in 2030

    Moderator: Stephen Blank, North American Transportation Competitiveness Research Council


    • Mary Brooks, Dalhousie University
    • Brian Crowley, AIMS
    • Malcolm Cairns, Canadian Pacific Railway
    • Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba

    IV. Rail Policy

    V. Gateways and Corridors

    Panel Session: Railway Safety Act Review

    Moderator: Jean Patenaude: Assistant General Counsel, CN


    • Tim Meisner: Executive Director; Railway Safety Act Review Secretariat, Transport Canada
    • Maury Hill: Maury Hill and Associates, Inc.
    • Joseph Schulman: Principal Consultant, CPCS Transcom Ltd - The State of Rail Safety in Canada

    VII. Air Interfaces

    VIII. Road Use

    Panel Session: Policy and Planning Support Committee Member Views on the Conference Theme

    Moderator: Doug Johnson, P/Eng, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Strategic Development & Intergovernmental Relations, New Brunswick Department of Transportation


    • M. André Meloche, Director of Maritime, Air and Rail Transport ( Directeur du transport maritime, aérien et ferroviaire) Ministère des Transports du Québec
    • Kristine Burr, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport Canada
    • David O’Toole, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy & Planning, Ministry of Transportation, Province of Ontario
    • Kathie Miller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Transportation Planning and Policy, British Columbia Ministry of Transportation
    • Jim Stevens, Director Planning, Policy & Environment, Department of Transportation, Government of the Northwest Territories

    IX. Logistics Management in Canada

    X. Road Infrastructure

    XI. Green Transport

    XII. Transportation Challenges

    XIII. Supply Chains

    Panel Session: Shaking up the Canadian Transportation System: Student Perspectives

    Moderator: Trevor Hanson, UNB


    • Amjad Khan University of Calgary
    • Sean Nix Ryerson University
    • Ahmed Dassouki University of New Brunswick
    • Delwinde-Hermann Tapsoba Laval University

    XIV. Transport in NAFTA

    XV. Port Possibilities

    Student Paper Competition Winners 2006-2007

    Undergraduate Category

    1st Prize (Past President's Award)

    William Cahill - Stop the Invasion! An Analysis of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments and Canada’s Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations

    Masters Papers

    1st Prize (A.M. Stevens Award)
    Brody Hanson - Estimating Traffic Volumes for Low-Class Roads Using Travel Demand Modeling

    2nd Prize
    Farhana Ferdous - Modeling Out-of-Home Recreational Activity Duration using Hazardbased Duration Models with Latent Heterogeneity