51st Annual Conference – 2016

CTRF 51 Annual Conference

CTRF-TRF Joint Conference

North American Transport Challenges in an Era of Change

 Toronto, Ontario
May 1-4, 2016

  Platinum Sponsor

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Table of Contents

    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