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Public Transit Modelling – 2023 Course Outline

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Public Transit Modelling provides a complementary but more focused and advanced exploration of tools that can be used for forecasting demand at both the system and route levels, transit assignment, and microsimulation-based analysis.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

8:45-9 a.m.              Welcome and Course Introduction – Miller
9-10:30                     Introduction to Transit Ridership Forecasting & System Level Methods – Miller
10:30-11                   Coffee Break
11-12:30 p.m.          Transit Assignment Models – Shalaby
12:30-1:30                Lunch
1:30-3                        Route-Level Ridership Forecasting Methods – Miller
3-3:15                        Coffee Break
3:15-4:45                  Microsimulation Models of Transit Operations – Abdelgawad
4:45-5                        Closing Session: Attendance Certificate Presentation


Dr. Hossam Abdelgawadhas 17 years of experience in developing simulation models using a wide range of traffic software/ tools. He has ample experience in building models using AIMSUN, Paramics, UAF, Vissim, DynusT, HCS, Synchro, SimTraffic, EMME and Dynameq.

Professor Eric Milleris the director of the Mobility Network and a recognized expert in integrated land use transportation modelling and demand forecasting. He is the developer of GTAModel, a “best practice” regional travel demand modelling system used widely to forecast travel demand in the Greater Toronto Area. He is co-author of the textbook Urban Transportation Planning: A Decision-Oriented Approach.

Amer Shalaby is Bahen-Tanenbaum Professor in Civil Engineering and Founding Director of the Transit Analytics Lab at the University of Toronto, with 30 years of research and consulting experience in Canada and internationally in the areas of transit planning and intelligent transportation systems. His re- search has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. He has served on various transit committees of the Transportation Research Board, and he sits on the editorial boards of multiple scientific journals.

Link to registration details.


Alaa Itani, Course Manager
PhD Candidate - Transit Planning and Operations
Events Coordinator at Transit Analytics Lab
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4


August 17, 2023
8:45 am to 5:00 pm EDT


Galbraith Building, Room GB202
35 St. George Street 2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4 Canada
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