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Exploring Goods Movement and Export Diversification for Niagara Region Firms

Project Description This report provides a detailed overview of the supply chain-oriented activities, domestically and internationally, for a sample of Niagara region firms from the manufacturing, wholesaling and agricultural/primary sectors. The information comes from the deployment of an in-depth online survey (median completion time: 30 minutes) which provided useful data for 103 firms in terms […]

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Strategic Supply Chain Knowledge Development in the Hamilton-Niagara Area

Project Description This report is intended to be more of a starting point than an ending point. The goal is to assist in developing a dialogue about aspects needed to help grow the Hamilton-Niagara economy. In particular, the focus is on potential improvements in aid of supply chains that are tied to Hamilton-Niagara. Three important […]

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(Re)Envision the HSR

Project Description The project work seeks to achieve two overarching objectives detailed in the following subsections: To arrive at an understanding of the perceived and desired quality of HSR service from the point of view of a wide range of Hamilton residents including those who use transit regularly or not at all. To suggest a […]

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

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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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Enhancing Transportation Corridors to Support Southern Ontario Innovation Ecosystems

Project Description The research has clearly shown that the even the most exceptional of metropolitan innovation ecosystems suffer from rather mundane transportation problems. Intra-metropolitan highway corridors in such metros are some of the busiest and most congested seen anywhere. The 50- 75km driving commute from the heart of San Francisco to the campuses of Silicon […]

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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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Toronto Road System Performance – Stretching the State of Knowledge

Project Description While traffic congestion is a regular dinner-table conversation, media topic, and features centrally into discussions of transportation policy formation, newer data sources are only beginning to be integrated into policymaking circles as means to explore, track, and shape transportation system performance. This report represents one element of a larger study on using “Big […]

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Benchmarking, Planning, and Promoting Transit- Oriented Intensification in Rapid Transit Station Areas

Project Description For rapid transit to have a meaningful impact on shaping travel patterns in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, new and existing rapid transit infrastructure projects must be integrated with land use planning to promote transit-oriented development (TOD). However, there cannot be a one-size-fits-all approach to TOD in the GGH. With more than 400 […]

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Value Planning for New Highway Infrastructure in Ontario: Evidence and Extensions for Policy

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Project Description MITL seeks to estimate the net land value impacts of highway infrastructure by isolating positive benefits of accessibility from negative effects of noise and pollution. Positive net benefits provide a rationale for land value capture to fund highway projects as part of a ‘value planning’ approach.This research is being carried out for the […]

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