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Jacqueline Darwood presents 'Improving safety and security in transit systems'

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The Transit Analytics Lab (TAL) invites you to a special talk by Jacqueline Darwood on February 28, 2023, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Safety and security in transit systems needs to be considered throughout the life cycle of the system. This therefore means that these considerations should be included at the:

  • Planning phase
  • Design phase
  • Implementation/testing
  • Operations/monitoring

Transit safety and security should be incorporated in all modes; however, my presentation will focus on rail with examples from the TTC Line 1 and the Ottawa Line Extension project. The presentation will look at design elements such as requirements for adequate vertical circulation and platform capacity. Additionally, I will also discuss the tools and technology currently available to simulate the operations based on design elements. I will also use the opportunity to examine the possible application of AI as a means of monitoring the system and the way forward to improving transit safety and security.

About the speaker


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Jacqueline Darwood

Jacqueline Darwood is an experienced transit and mobility professional with over 25 years' experience in transit operations/planning, infrastructure planning, project management and policy development. Over the course of her career, she has worked in both the public and private sectors across Canada. She has led and contributed to the planning and design of rapid transit and commuter lines in British Columbia and Ontario with major projects in Ottawa and the GTHA. Her work on several bus networks includes, the TTC Express Bus Network, the MiWay Transit Way, and the redesign of the bus network in the Kingston Metropolitan Region in Jamaica.

To her friends and family, she is known as the entertainer and personal shopper, always ready to host a BBQ, dinner, or a movie night, or simply get lost in the world of music.

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All are welcome to attend this free webinar on Zoom. No registration is required.

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About the Transit Analytics Lab

The Transit Analytics Lab (TAL) of the University of Toronto, established in 2020 with University of Toronto funding from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Dean’s Strategic Fund, is headed by Professor Amer Shalaby, an expert in urban public transit.

The Transit Analytics Lab brings together:

  • Transportation and technology researchers from across the University of Toronto
  • Transit systems in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area; and
  • Private sector software providers.

For more information, please visit TAL's website.

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