ITS Canada 2022 - Bridging Mobility Corridors

Call for Abstracts

ITS Canada 2022 explores the theme of “Bridging Mobility Corridors”. We’re connected by water, land, roads, air and rail, but also by the movement of people and goods, technology and services. ITS is the hub that extend the spokes to the different mobility options; it is what makes these connections stick together. Join us May 4-6, 2022 in Windsor, Ontario and explore the pathways of endless possibilities. 

Are you looking or making a difference?  What stories can you share with Canada’s ITS community by telling us about your recent ITS project, research, strategy or outlook on bridging mobility corridors?

Some scenarios for you to consider as you think of solutions or challenges that are, can be, or will be addressed by ITS:

  1. Policies and strategies for the bridging of mobility corridors
    Municipal, Regional, Provincial or Federal plans to develop bridged mobility from ports (air and water) to roadways to highways, how will these corridors work?

  2. Specific successes and challenges for the system or the riders.
    → What have you done that worked well for your community or with your product to solve a problem for infrastructure or users of the same?  What are the challenges that a solution is not yet present?

  3. Improvements for enhancing specific mobility options and connectivity: cars, trucks, infrastructure, operations, training, planning, communication
    → What can be done to any mobility option that could provide seamless connections with other mobility options – i.e. the bridges?

  4. Innovations in bringing mobility options together.
    → What products or systems are you or your partners developing to help bridge mobility corridors?

  5. Intermodal data collection, use of and the sharing of information
    → Sharing of travel times along major corridors (like the QEW) to suggest saving time by taking the regional train system instead.

  6. MaaS: Integrated mobility bridges for information, booking, fare payments, and reporting.
    → Data collection tools that allow you to drive into Vancouver, have a parking spot ready for you, hop on a bike to get to your meetings, switch to a ferry to head to Victoria…  all with one app, all with one payment.

  7. ITS and the customer journey to seamlessly integrate work and play.
    → The business traveler has to visit an unfamiliar city for meetings. How does ITS help upon arrival at the airport? How do we find the best way to get to our 1 hour business meeting that is in two hours after arrival? That is the next day? That will last for 5 days? Rent a car? Take transit? Take a taxi? Find various restaurants if staying multiple days? Do some sight seeing?)  How can ITS help?

  8. Suburban lifestyles bridging mobility needs to the urban environment:|
    → The parent that must take a child to the doctor’s office, pick up groceries from the market, and meet friends for a quick lunch at the popular trendy restaurant downtown (can’t be early and can’t be late) where they are unfamiliar with parking availability or parking costs.)  How can ITS help?

  9. ITS Mobility bridge partnering with the business world.
    → Your uncle is in a wheel chair and you want to take him out for his birthday to celebrate.  He wants to eat at an open air restaurant that is downtown.  He wants to go to the city museum. He needs to go to a quick doctor’s appointment at the hospital and also wants to see the late showing of a ‘broadway’ play at the concert hall.  You do not own a car but you will honor his birthday wishes.

  10. Changing times, logistic fluidity.
    → Your freight company has been hired to pick up a large order of items that will require 3 large trucks to take delivery from the warehouse.  You must deliver these items to multiple locations.  One area for delivery restricts all vehicles to no larger than a delivery van.  Another delivery area will allow a large truck but there is scarce parking availability for freight deliveries along the busy urban street. The final delivery area is downtown but the client will not accept deliveries if they are before 7AM or after 9:30AM (which is peak rush hour congestion).

  11. Multi-modal commuter options:
    → A large employer has just offered an incentive for employees to no longer drive their vehicles to work.  The incentive is in cash and you know that car share (ZipCar, etc) is eligible, transit is eligible, Uber/Lyft, etc. is eligible, e-scooters and bike share are also eligible.  How can you use ITS to determine the best options?

  12. Cross-Border integration and interoperability: 
    → Development of harmonized and modernized guidelines and regulations allowing interoperability between connected and cohesive systems that facilitate the safe and efficient movement of people and goods across international borders.

  13. Building Cyber Resilience:
    → What are the competing interests between data ownership/localization and data sharing/privacy?

  14. Maybe just your thoughts, your opinion, your needs, your vision.

This is an open call for presenters and panelists. 

Key dates:
Submission deadline January 28, 2022
Abstract Evaluations Completed February 15, 2022
Abstract Acceptance Notifications February 28, 2022