• 31 Dec, 2010
  • Reports, Logistics

Project Description

MITL completed a project for the Federal Bridge Corporation which assessed the impacts of potential closures to the Champlain Bridge in Montreal. Given that the main part of Montreal is an island, the metropolitan economy is very dependent on its river crossings. Congestion in the vicinity of these crossings is already a major problem. In the event of a moderate seismic event, there is the possibility that the crossing could be closed for several years. This project studied various closure scenarios and their implications for traffic patterns and also the competitiveness of the metropolitan economy.

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  • Partner:

    Federal Bridge Corporation


  • 31 Dec, 2010
  • Urban Land Use, Reports

Project Description

This presentation, created by the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL), paints a picture of how Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is set to evolve as a successful gateway city for Southern Ontario and beyond. This video builds on MITL's study: A Sustainable Strategy for Developing Hamilton as a Gateway.

This condensed version is narrated by the Mayor of Hamilton, Bob Bratina, and has a strong focus on Hamilton's opportunity to evolve as a gateway. The extended version (20 minutes) is narrated by Dr. Virginia Frisk and also has a Hamilton focus but is designed more for educational purposes. It goes into detail about goods movement and what a gateway is. It also contains some case studies of other successful gateway cities.


  • 30 Jun, 2010
  • Logistics, Reports

Project Description

This project was completed for Metrolinx, the provincial transportation agency for the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). In this work, available data sources were integrated with a computationally intensive simulation framework to estimate, on an hourly basis, the flows of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles between over 2000 zones in the GTHA.

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  • Partner:

    Metrolinx


  • 31 Mar, 2009
  • Transportation, Reports

Project Description

For MITL’s first major research project, the City of Hamilton, Ontario was evaluated for its potential to develop further as a goods movement gateway. The research featured an extensive literature review, detailed economic impact scenarios based on assumptions about gateway oriented employment growth and related traffic and emission scenarios. The central thesis of this report was that economic development and job creation need not conflict with environmental sustainability. Development of employment lands coupled with a strong urban intensification strategy and investment in public transit infrastructure is ideal for promoting economic interaction and gateway development while minimizing congestion and transport related emissions.

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  • 30 Sep, 2008
  • Logistics, Reports

Project Description

This research was carried out for Metrolinx with a view to develop improved data on Urban Commercial Vehicle Movements (UCVM) within the GTHA. A possible survey instrument was developed and a description of possible subsequent simulation modeling was provided.

This research was carried out for Metrolinx with a view to develop improved data on Urban Commercial Vehicle Movements (UCVM) within the GTHA. A possible survey instrument was developed and a description of possible subsequent simulation modeling was provided.

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