Webinars

November 2020

November 25, 2020 8.30 pm - 10 pm EDT VIRTUAL PANEL RECORDING
?" ATMS and Covid-19 -  Past, Current, Future - Challenges, Opportunities, Needs" - a Virtual Panel?" hosted by the ATMS Technical Committee

  • Municipalities and provincial governments have a mandate and responsibility to provide quality transportation services and to do so by effectively managing their infrastructure.  The arrival of Covid-19 hasn’t changed this need, however the pandemic has brought about evolving changes, new challenges and opportunities, and in some cases a broader scope of application for advanced traffic management and intelligent transportation systems.  Now over 8 months later, we discussed the changes, challenges, and opportunities municipal and provincial transportation management leaders from across the country have been experiencing along with the actions taken to continue to provide quality service.  What has worked well, what lessons have been learned, and how are transportation agencies preparing for the near future. This panel discussion was moderated by Jonathan Foord, Senior Manager, Global Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG LLP & Chair ITS Canada ATMS Technical Committee and included panelists Sameer Patil (City of Calgary, Karamjeet Deogan (BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure and Patrick Ricci (Ville de Montréal). 

 

November 24, 2020 8.30 pm - 10 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
" ITS Solutions for Smart Cities An ITS Canada & ITS Hong Kong Collaboration

  • This webinar featured industry experts from Canada in sharing the latest trends in technological and market development of ITS solutions for smart city development particularly in the North American context, and this also was the excellent platform from members of the ITS industry in both regions to share their expertise and experience which brings benefits to the global development of ITS. Presenters included Miovision, Novax Industries, International Road Dynamics and IBI Group. ITS Canada and ITS Hong Kong provided updates on the latest ITS developments.
     

November 18, 2020 Noon - 1.00 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
" ATIS Done Differently Iowa DOT’s ‘Message Mondays’ Program & 511 Traveller Information in Ontario

  • When was the last time you heard the public talking about messages posted on a DMS sign? Probably never. But in 2013, as Iowa DOT planned an information campaign about traffic fatalities, traffic engineers and communications specialists thought they could do better than dry static messages to try and change the safety culture. What followed was public engagement, social media, news media coverage, and DMS messages going viral. These messages are now being shared and used by more than 30 agencies across the USA. Now 7 years on, we heard from Iowa DOT on their experience, the impact of these messages and lessons learned in developing the ‘Message Mondays’ program and what’s next. 
  • With the quick onset of COVID-19 in Ontario, the Ministry took the important step to support truck drivers in their efforts to keep goods moving and delivery essential supplies such as PPE. The Ministry deployed an app to support truckers during COVID within 1 month of conception. With several service centres closed, the app provides hard working drivers with valuable hands free information as they are driving, including open/closed status, parking, and available services as they approach the centres. 

 

November 4, 2020 1 pm - 1.45 pm EDT RECORDING
" Blockchain in smart mobility what do we need to know A fireside chat

  • Moderator Emily Webb (dock.bot) was joined by Bilal Farooq (LiTrans, Ryerson University) for a fireside chat. They discussed the potential of blockchain in smart mobility applications. They explored an open source blockchain platform that is specifically developed for smart mobility. Furthermore, Emily and Bilal also discussed how various stakeholders, including municipalities, mobility service providers, and mobility data companies can benefit from such platforms.

October 2020

October 14, 2020 Noon - 1.00 pm EDT LUNCH 'N LEARN RECORDING
" Starting at the intersection to build an Internet of Cities' Lunch 'n Learn " 

  • During this Lunch and Learn, we learned how Miovision, Telus and Stinson ITS believe the best way to begin building your Internet of Cities is to start at the intersection, where publicly-owned infrastructure (traffic signals) is in dire need of modernization. Smart, connected signals, based on open architectures and protocols, can create a strong foundation upon which to build your Internet of Cities. We also learned how Stratford, Ontario is connecting different smart traffic systems to become a real-world demonstration hub for smart and autonomous vehicle systems.
     

September 2020

September 30, 2020 Noon - 1.00 pm EDT LUNCH 'N LEARN RECORDING
" Collaborative Infrastructure Management through Smart Fleet' Lunch & Learn " 

  • During this Lunch and Learn, Roy Tal, CTO of Visual Defence, talked more about ROVER and what the future of smart fleets can look like through connected vehicles powered with artificial intelligence, as well as how you can participate in this Canada-wide initiative. We learned about unique funding opportunities that promote innovation such as Ontario’s AVIN program and how it connects municipalities and businesses together, while promoting a collaborative environment for demonstrating new technologies. Lastly we got the chance to see the perspective of two leading municipalities, the City of Richmond Hill and the City of Markham, and the approach they take in regards to innovation and collaboration.

 

June 2020

June 23, 2020 130 pm - 2.45 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"Transport Canada Priorities and Initiatives 

  • Craig Hutton, Director General of Strategic Policy and Innovation Transport Canada (TC), discussed economic and social trends, along with new business models and services, are shifting at the hands of technology. These converging trends are poised to shape the ways in which people and goods will move, with the potential to improve transportation safety and security, enhance efficiency and reliability, and reduce environmental footprints. The transportation sector is also seeing new entrants such as tech and data companies that are introducing and deploying new mobility solutions and freight innovations.

 

June 18, 2020 11.30 am - 1.30 pm EDT LUNCH 'N LEARN RECORDING
"Electric Vehicles Virtual Lunch & Learn 

  • Chris Philp, Associate Partner at CIMA+, shared with us everything you always wanted to know about EVs. We learned about the types of EVs, examples of the various charging stations, what supporting Apps are available, vehicle features and technologies, where does the electricity come from, and so much more. 

 

June 15, 2020 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm EDT CELEBRATION RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Awards Celebration" - chaired by Usha Elyatamby

The ITS Canada Awards 2020 were celebrated June 15. Listen and watch the significant and defining people, projects, and innovations in our Canadian ITS marketplace who won this year. Congratulations to all 2020 Award Winners: 

  • Distinguished Service ITS Canada Member Award
    • Richard B. Easley, E-Squared Engineering 
  • ITS Project/Program Award (Municipal/Provincial/Federal)
    • Eco Drive II, City of Ottawa 
  • Canadian ITS R&D/Innovation Award
    • A Real-time Multi-Modal Traffic Monitoring System based on 3D Lidar Technology by Blue City Technologies 
  • Canadian ITS R&D/Innovation Award
    • Information Fusion in Detection, Recognition and Classifications of Road Infrastructure from Remote Sensing Data by University of Alberta 
  • ITS Young Professional Award
    • Mr. Kevin Henry, PhD, ESCRYPT
       

June 10, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"NRC Advanced Transportation Systems Program ATSP Overview" - facilitated by Mr. Michael Bailey

  • William Mayda, Program Lead FleetForward 2020 and the ATSP at the National Research Council of Canada, shared with the audience a comprehensive overview and examples of the NRC at work in Canada.  William also discussed the new Advanced Transportation Systems Program and the importance of stakeholder engagement. 

 

 

June 2, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Supplier Webinar Series #8"

Four members, GGI Road & Traffic, Black & McDonald, Blackberry and IBI Group each shared their new initiatives/products or services to aid the industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presentations only showcased a snapshot of new initiatives, products or services, we strongly encourage you to contact each of the presenters to learn more in detail about their offerings.

 

May 2020

May 26, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Supplier Webinar Series #7"

Four members, SMATS Traffic Solutions, Key2Access, Innovative Traffic Solutions/MultiLink and Tacel each shared their new initiatives/products or services to aid the industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presentations only showcased a snapshot of new initiatives, products or services, we strongly encourage you to contact each of the presenters to learn more in detail about their offerings.

 

May 19, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Supplier Webinar Series #6"

Four members, PTV Group, Orange Traffic, Campbell Scientific Canada and CUBIC/Gridsmart each shared their new initiatives/products or services to aid the industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presentations only showcased a snapshot of new initiatives, products or services, we strongly encourage you to contact each of the presenters to learn more in detail about their offerings.

 

May 12, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Supplier Webinar Series #5"

Four members, International Road Dynamics, Iteris Inc., Cellint and Global Traffic Technologies each shared their new initiatives/products or services to aid the industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presentations only showcased a snapshot of new initiatives, products or services, we strongly encourage you to contact each of the presenters to learn more in detail about their offerings.

 

May 5, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Supplier Webinar Series #4"

Four members, Nektar 3D ConsultingDock Inc., Encom Wireless and Kapsch TrafficCom each shared their new initiatives/products or services to aid the industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presentations only showcased a snapshot of new initiatives, products or services, we strongly encourage you to contact each of the presenters to learn more in detail about their offerings.

April 2020

April 29, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.15 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Supplier Webinar Series #3"

Three members, Novax Industries, Aimsun Inc, and Stinston ITS, each shared their new initiatives/products or services to aid the industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presentations only showcased a snapshot of new initiatives, products or services, we strongly encourage you to contact each of the presenters to learn more in detail about their offerings.

 

April 21, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.15 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Supplier Webinar Series #2"

Two members, Esri Canada and Tacel Ltd. each shared their new initiatives/products or services to aid the industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presentations only showcased a snapshot of new initiatives, products or services, we strongly encourage you to contact each of the presenters to learn more in detail about their offerings.

 

April 14, 2020 1.30 pm - 2.15 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"ITS Canada 2020 Supplier Webinar Series #1"

Three members, Miovision, StreetLight Data and Applied Electronics each shared their new initiatives/products or services to aid the industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the presentations only showcased a snapshot of new initiatives, products or services, we strongly encourage you to contact each of the presenters to learn more in detail about their offerings.

 

March 2020

March 26, 2020 Noon - 1.30 pm EDT WEBINAR RECORDING
"Leveraging AI-driven insights to improve road safety in Southern Nevada"
Hosted by the ITS Canada's ATMS, ATIS, APTS and CVAV Technical Committees, 

  • Noam Maital, Co-founder and CEO of Waycare Technologies
  • Theresa Gaisser, Manager of Engineering at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s (RTC) TMC

 

 

March 12, 2020 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST WEBINAR RECORDING
"Improving Bus Predictions Using Machine Learning"
Hosted by the APTS Technical Committee, Chair Brendon Hemily

  • Ron Mok, Software Development Manager-Business Technology Services at TransLink in Vancouver.
     

Feb 2020

February 26, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM WEBINAR RECORDING
"Alberta Transportation’s RWIS Journey"
Hosted by the ATIS Technical Committee, Chair Judy Yu and Vice-Chair Omar Choudhry

  • Allan Bartman, Acting Highway Operations Director at Alberta Transportation  

  • Erin Davison, Manager, Provincial Transportation Management Centre at Government of Alberta

 

February 5, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 PM WEBINAR RECORDING
"OMF & MDS. Open source collaboration and data specifications enhancing city traffic management action and public policy outcomes"
Hosted by the ATMS Technical Committee, Chair Jonathan Darton and Vice-Chair Jonathan Foord

  • Jascha Franklin Hodge, Executive Director of the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF), will be sharing about OMF and its mandate, MDS, and how your organization can get involved.  

  • Michael Schnuerle, CDO for Louisville Metro Government, illustrating how MDS is being used in Louisville, Kentucky to inform improved insights and decisions.

 

Sept 2019

September 10, 2019, 1.30 - 2.30 pm WEBINAR RECORDING
"Connected Vehicles Technology... what is happening in the US and what are the lessons learned"
Hosted by the CVAV Technical Committee, chaired by Dave Michelson, UBC

Webinar introductions by Janneke van der Zee

  • "Connected Vehicles Technology... what is happening in the US and what are the lessons learned"by Iouri Nemeroski, Siemens Mobility

 

May 2019

May 15 2019, 2 pm - 3 pm EDT  WEBINAR RECORDINGt
"Evolution of the TMC and Traffic Management - Considerations Moving Forward
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Hosted by the ATMS Technical Committee, chaired by Jonathan Darton and Vice-Chair Jonathan Foord

Webinar introductions by Jonathan Darton and Jonathan Foord. 

  • "Using Waze Data and Free Tools as Traffic Sensor" by Michael Schnuerle, Louisville Metro's first data officer in the Mayor Greg Fischer's Office of Civic Innovation and Technology
  • "Traffic Management Centers of the Future" by Matt Lee, Associate Vice President of Intelligent Transportation Systems for AECOM

 

April 2019

April 25 2019, 3 pm - 4:15 pm ET  WEBINAR RECORDING
"Use of APTS Data"

Hosted APTS Technical Committee, chaired by Dr. Brendon Hemily

Webinar introductions by Janneke van der Zee and Dr. Brendon Hemily.

  • "Data-Based Approach for Transit Priority Assessment", by Bill Menzies, Dillon Consulting Ltd and formerly Winnipeg Transit
  • "Report from the 2018 TransitData Workshop; Perspectives on Challenges and Use of ITS Data for Transit Planning and Management", by Brendon Hemily, Chair, APTS.
     

March 2019

March 1, 2019, 11 am - 12.30 pm EST  WEBINAR RECORDING
"Traditional VS New Models for Traffic Management"

Co-Hosted and co-organized by the ATIS and ATMS Technical Committees, Patrick Fitzhenry, Judy Yu, Jonathan Darton, Jonathan Foord.

Webinar introductions by Patrick Fitzhenry, Chair, Advanced Traveller Information Systems Technical Committee and Jonathan Foord, Vice-Chair Advanced Traveller Management Systems Technical Committee of ITS Canada.

  • "TMCs and CAVs in the City of Ottawa" by Omar Choudhry, Project Lead for Transportation System Management, and Greg Kent, Manager Traffic Management Branch, City of Ottawa

  • "A neutral traffic management framework for urban mobility" by Suzanne Hendrikse, Communications Consultant TMaaS and Marius Swanepoel, Director of the Sourcing Operations Division of TomTom North America.

 

December 2018

December 17, 2018, 1 pm - 2 pm EST  WEBINAR RECORDING
"New Horizons in Standardized Traveler Information for Integrated Mobility"

Hosted and organized by Brendon Hemily, Chair of the APTS Technical Committee.

Webinar introduction, by Brendon Hemily, Ph.D., Chair, Advanced Public Transit Systems (APTS) Technical Committee ITS Canada.

  • Portland's TriMet Open Trip Planner Share Use Mobility Project by Bibiana McHugh, Manager, Mobility & Location-Based Services , TriMet
  • GTFS Developments and Best Practices Guide / Mobility Data Project by Aaron Antrim, Mobility Data Project, Rocky Mountain Institute