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A Review of the Ontario Green Commercial Vehicle Program Pilot (2008-2010)

White Delivery Truck

Project Description This report offers a review of the Ontario Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) pilot that ran from 2008-2010 and assesses whether firms can save money by investing in these environmentally friendly green technologies (anti-idling devices and alternative fuel vehicles). Results suggest that this is indeed the case. For three of the five primary […]

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Children’s Exposure to Criteria Air Pollution Due to Drop-off Programs at School

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Project Description Drop-off programs at schools are becoming more common with school boards because of the potential reduction in vehicle and student collisions compared to a disorganized school drop-off. Across North America, the number of students who are driven to school in a personal vehicle has been rising for the past five decades, with no […]

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Computer Modelling of Traffic and Emission Impacts of a Large, Mixed Use Development: the Case of the Prospective Burlington Innovation District

Project Description This research is being carried out in conjunction with Colliers International and the Franhoefer Institute to look at analytical approaches that will assist in the optimization of a transportation plan of the yet to be developed Burlington Innovation District (BID) in Burlington, ON. The objectives of the research include: identifying the firms that […]

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Estimating Vehicular Emissions for the Toronto and Hamilton Census Metropolitan Areas

Map of Toronto Bus Routes

Project Description This research is being carried out for Environment Canada and seeks to provide emissions estimates associated with all metropolitan road links in the CMAs covered. An Integrated Urban Modelling Framework is used where trips originating from and arriving in each small census area are estimated for each hour of the day. These trips […]

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Movements of Dangerous Goods Across the Credit Valley Conservation Watershed

Credit Valley Watershed

Project Description The movement of dangerous goods is a prominent theme within the general area of goods movement. Large quantities of flammable liquids and compressed gases among other dangerous substances, move between and within our urban areas. The safety of these movements is of paramount concern. Nevertheless, there have been significant incidents that have taken […]

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Hamilton’s Rapid Transit Future: The Role of Light Rail Transit

Light Rail Transit

Project Description In partnership with the Rapid Transit group of the City of Hamilton, MITL created this ten-minute presentation that examines Light Rail Transit in the city with an emphasis on the proposed B-Line. The presentation focuses on: how LRT in Hamilton will look, why it is important, how it can aid urban development in […]

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