CUTA Fall Conference 2016



   



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CUTA Fall Conference and Transit Show 2016

We are delighted to partner with Metro Vancouver's TransLink as our Host to bring you CUTA's Fall Conference, "INSPIRING SUSTAINABLE CHANGE", taking place November 5-9th, 2016. You've heard the talk about big changes coming to public transportation and urban mobility: changing technology, changing climate, changing demographics, and changing customer expectations to name a few. As these changes sweep over our industry, we are beginning to look more carefully at, and plan for the longer term impact of these changes. With the quality programming and networking opportunities you've come to expect, along with a second RAILconnect feature, this conference is changing focus and looking to respond to both today's demands and tomorrow's possibilities. Be a part of the conversation, the debate and inspiration by joining industry leaders in transit at CUTA's Fall Conference.
When:
11/5/2016 - 11/9/2016
Where:
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5 Canada

Program

   
 

Mountain Discovery Tour Details

Capilano Fish Hatchery - Wonder at nature's incredible ability to sustain itself as you are shown how salmon are helped through man's intrusion on their habitat. Learn about their life cycle and watch them as they leap their way up river (when in season) and through the glassed-in fish ladder.

Capilano Suspension Bridge - Vancouver's very first tourist experience. Walk among the towering trees of this temperate rain forest and learn the ways of the local first nations' peoples. Then walk across the world's longest foot suspension bridge to the other side of the river where you can climb to the canopy and stroll through the "Treetops Adventure" walkway high above the canyon floor and the river below.

Grouse Mountain Skyride - Take the tram to a 1,200 meters (3,700 feet) viewpoint above the city and enjoy what the seasons have to offer. In summertime: Be enthralled by the grown orphaned grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Kids of all ages are enraptured by the raptor's daily bird show of hawks and owls - not even a fence between you and these beautiful birds! Did we mention the view, after all you are on top of a mountain and on a clear day you can see Mount Baker, a volcano in the United States, and Vancouver Island 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the coast.

Time:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
11/5/2016 12:00 PM
(by invitation only)
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
11/5/2016 12:00 PM
Time:
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
11/5/2016 12:00 PM
Time:
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11/6/2016 8:00 AM
Time:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11/6/2016 8:00 AM
(open to all members)
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11/6/2016 9:00 AM
(open to all members)
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11/6/2016 9:00 AM
(open to all members)

Moderator: Philippe Bellon, Metrolinx

The Evolution of the Electric Bus

Speakers:

Ted Dowling, BYD

Mac Burns, Proterra

David Warren, New Flyer

Frederic Delrieu, Nova Bus

Josipa Petrunic, CUTRIC

Takeaways from this presentation will provide participants an Original Equipment Manufacturer’s perspective of the current state of Electric Buses and the benefits to transit operations and their communities. Over the past five years, major advancements in battery cell and fuel cell technology has greatly accelerated the deployment of Electric Buses. This presentation will include new information on industry advancements in battery and fuel cell technology, economic considerations, regulatory drivers, maintenance savings and infrastructure to deploy Electric Buses. Customer experiences with pilot deployments will be shared, including different methods of charging strategies to address range and a preferred charging option (on-route fast charging, on-route inductive charging and overnight plug-in charging). The presenter will provide an update on the status of charging standards under development by the Society of Automotive Engineers to ensure interoperability of common charging equipment with different makes of Electric Buses.

Track:
Electrification
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11/6/2016 9:00 AM
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11/6/2016 10:00 AM
11/6/2016 10:00 AM
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11/6/2016 10:00 AM
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11/6/2016 10:00 AM
(open to all members)
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11/6/2016 11:00 AM
(by invitation only)
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11/6/2016 11:00 AM

Vancouver Tour Details

Stanley Park - The emerald jewel set in the heart of our city. Stanley Park is a 1000-acre playground with stunning city views, mountain backdrops, and the salty smell of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a stop at the totem poles and get an iconic photo of the sails of Canada Place and the glass and steel towers of Coal Harbour. Dazzle at the panorama of the snowcapped coastal mountains, West Vancouver and English Bay.

English Bay - Drive out of the park and along the city's urban beaches of English Bay. Get a real sense of how fortunate the locals are with access to seaside walks, astounding views and ocean beaches. Lucky guests may even spot a couple of our resident bald eagles or great blue herons hunting by these shores.

Gastown - This is where it all started, on the shores of the Burrard Inlet - Gassy Jack Deighton laid the foundation of this great west coast city. See Maple Tree Square, Vancouver's oldest architecture, and the world famous steam powered clock.

Chinatown - Developed at the turn of the last century by Chinese immigrants from California and China, who came to work the gold mines and railroad - Chinatown today is a bustling reminder of where we've come from and where we are heading.

Canada Place and Vancouver Harbour - The city's Alaska cruise ship terminal; an icon of the skyline; Canada's flagship harbour and our gateway to Asia. See the Olympic Cauldron from the 2010 Winter Olympics at Jack Poole Plaza.

Granville Island - This tiny peninsula is a hotbed for good food and great art. Spend time browsing artisan workshops or get some great food and even better views waterside at the Granville Island Public Market. This is a great place to stock up on a few things for the hotel room later or gifts to bring home to loved ones.

Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11/6/2016 12:00 PM
(by invitation only)
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
11/6/2016 1:00 PM

Sponsored by Cummins Westport

Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11/6/2016 6:30 PM
Time:
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11/7/2016 7:30 AM
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
11/7/2016 7:30 AM

Moderator: Peter Robinson, The David Suzuki Foundation

Climate change impacts on transit and infrastructure - Derek Stewart, Coast Mountain Bus Company

With Public Transit facing increased risks to service and infrastructure from climate change, now is the time for action. This presentation explores impacts of climate change and how transit is preparing for the future.

Role of Finance in Driving Sustainability and Managing Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities - Dom Repta, TransLink

Finance plays an important role in driving sustainability. Participants will learn how TransLink approaches the risks and opportunities from climate change enterprise-wide.

Climate Change Resiliency for Canadian Transit Operators - Sue Sherman, AECOM Canada Ltd.

Application of climate change protocols to transit operations, with a focus on the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol developed by Engineers Canada, and using Canadian examples including a recent Metrolinx pilot project.

Track:
Electrification
Time:
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
11/7/2016 9:30 AM

Moderator: Keith Brown, SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Planning for the first and last mile in Vancouver - Ian MacPhee and Stephanie McNeely, City of Vancouver

The first and last mile can encourage, or discourage, transit use. Learn how the City of Vancouver plans for the first and last mile, including a case study of a recently completed plan around Joyce Collingwood SkyTrain Station.

Integrating Rail Rapid Transit in Urban Communities - Paul Croft, Morrison Hershfield

An overview of challenges and opportunities involved in integrating rail rapid transit projects into urban communities, with a focus on mobility, design, and placemaking.

The Network Rail Plan: Rebuilding Communities Through the Railway - Ronald J. Hartman, Network Rail Consulting Inc.

Britain’s rail infrastructure including direct management of the 18 largest and busiest stations used by over 800 million people every year, Network Rail’s approach to stations, property, and land begins with the understanding that these are assets to the community as well as a place to catch a train. Over the past decade, we have invested billions of pounds into major station improvements, housing, commercial development, and retail to create exceptional destinations for passengers, businesses, and our lineside neighbors.

Integrating LRT in Urban Environments - John Jelley, SNC-Lavalin Inc.

The integration of light rail transit (LRT) systems in urban environments presents significant technical challenges that must be overcome to ensure that the benefits of LRTs are realised whilst ensuring that systems remain safe and costs are controlled. This presentation will discuss the application of LRT systems in the Canadian urban environment, the challenges that are encountered and the technical and cost implications associated with mitigating these challenges.

Track:
RAILconnect
Time:
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
11/7/2016 9:30 AM

Moderator: Philippe Bellon, Metrolinx

Transit and New Shared-Use Modes; Key Questions from the Transit System Perspective - Brendon Hemily, Hemily and Associates

The objective of this presentation is to identify and categorize the key questions transit systems should be asking themselves as they try to position themselves in the changing arena of urban mobility. The perspective is from that of the transit system. The key questions are based on a discussion paper prepared for the US Department of Transportation.

Vehicle Automation: It's for Transit Too! - Brian Mills, Brian Mills and Associates

Automation and sharing will disrupt transit, but it can thrive. This is a transit-focussed view of the threats and opportunities for transit, with considerations for agencies now so they can be leaders in their cities.

Is Uber a threat to public transit? - Brady Young, DoubleMap, Inc.

On-demand technology such as Uber and Lyft has stunned the taxi industry, while simultaneously enjoying 3x and 4x growth in many cities - will they have a similar effect on public transit? Recently, Uber launched two services, uberHOP and uberCommute, which provide riders with discounted fares if they request a pickup from along a fixed route; making their price-point and functionality eerily similar to that of public transit.

Uber and Public Transit: the Future of Mobility in Canada - Keith Cochrane, Uber Canada

Since coming to Toronto, Uber has increased mobility in underserved areas and extended the reach of public transit networks. Future urban mobility will be improved with collaboration and smart partnerships between Uber and transit operators.

Track:
Urban Mobility
Time:
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
11/7/2016 9:30 AM

Moderator: Gary Strachan, Coast Mountain Bus Company Ltd.

Time:
9:30 AM - 11:25 AM
11/7/2016 9:30 AM
Granville Island Granville Island is an urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes and the most spectacular fresh food market you've ever seen. Add a vibrant and diverse mix of people and activities, and you have a destination so dynamic, no visit to the city is complete without spending time here. Just think of Granville Island as Vancouver's Town Square. Where locals and visitors come together to be inspired, to be entertained or simply to breathe in some of its unique atmosphere. Vancouver Foodie Tours The Granville Island Market Tour will weave you expertly through the busy Public Market, skipping the line at the best food shops and artisans to taste over 20 signature Canadian tastings. You'll experience the vibrant culture and history of the area, while savouring a cornucopia of fine foods - from local cheeses and top-quality charcuterie to sourdough bread, to melt-in-your-mouth donuts, and more!
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11/7/2016 10:00 AM
Time:
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11/7/2016 10:45 AM

Moderator: Christine Terin, York Region Transit

This is a deliverable of the Customer Orientation Task Force in its 3 year mandate to give the Canadian transit industry practical tools to improve its customer focus and orientation.

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:25 PM
11/7/2016 11:00 AM

Moderator: Vivienne King, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC)

Rail Service Disruption: Investigating Incident Duration, Effect of Weather Conditions and Shuttle Bus Operations - Amer Shalaby, University of Toronto

In this presentation, we report on three recent studies that investigated subway service disruption in the City of Toronto. The three studies explored subway incident duration and related factors, the impact of outdoor track segments of the subway system and weather conditions, and the different aspects and impacts of bus bridging in the City of Toronto.

Integrating human factors into design of transportation systems - Dr. Judy Village, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit, Vancouver

Integrating human factors (HF) into the design of transportation systems can improve operator and system performance. HF applies to design of cab controls and interfaces, control rooms, design for maintainability, and passenger comfort and experience.

Maximizing customer service during rail maintenance projects - Ian Fisher, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC)

Rail systems pose special challenges for accommodating maintenance without adversely affecting the customer. BCRTC has developed effective strategies to get the work done while minimizing the service interruption.

Enabling Improved Capacity Analysis and Resilience Planning of Multi-Modal Transit Networks using Large-Scale Simulation - Siva Srikukenthiran, University of Toronto

This presentation provides an overview of Nexus, a large-scale multimodal simulation platform for capacity analysis and resilience planning. Also discussed are connected research projects on user routing behaviour and surface transit modelling using AVL/GTFS data.

Track:
RAILconnect
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
11/7/2016 11:00 AM

Moderator: James LaPointe, TransLink

The Future of Driving: How New Mobility Services Could Influence Land Uses that Support Transit - Adrian Bell, Activate Planning

New shared use and automated mobility services are growing. Come to hear how different organizations are seeking to understand the ways these services may alter mobility demands and how this insight may affect transit-oriented land use planning.

Integrating Housing, Recreation and Other Mobility Options at the Major Bus Exchange at UBC - Sabrina Lau Texier, TransLink

As TOD construction along SkyTrain booms, an innovative project at UBC shows how to seamlessly integrate housing with non-rail modes of transport. Come learn how we combined housing with the bus exchange for a win all around!

Multi-Modal Level of Service - The New Way of Evaluating Mobility and Quality of Service on Urban Streets - Sean Rathwell, Dillon Consulting Limited

There is a new way of evaluating mobility and quality of service on urban streets. This presentation explains what it is and why it is important that transit systems know about it.

Track:
Urban Mobility
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
11/7/2016 11:00 AM

Moderator: Lynette Griffin, Regina Transit

Participants will continue the work started at the Annual Conference in the spring of 2016, reviewing information from the recently completed Specialized Transit Industry Practices Review along with CUTA statistical information to develop recommendations regarding metrics and definitions to improve specialized transit data collection. All are welcome.

Time:
11:30 AM - 12:25 PM
11/7/2016 11:30 AM

Sponsored by New Flyer

Time:
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
11/7/2016 12:15 PM

Sponsored by Gannett Fleming and SNC-Lavalin

Join us as we board our newest MKIII train and travel to the Evergreen Line extension where will we stop and walk through some of our key stations highlighting West Coast architecture and fully integrated transit connections

The Evergreen Project is an 11-kilometre network extension in a combination of elevated, at-grade, and tunnelled track with six new stations serving three municipalities (Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Moody). It will connect these communities to the Skytrain network and other parts of Greater Vancouver.

Time:
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
11/7/2016 12:45 PM

The Expo Line is the oldest line of the SkyTrain rapid transit system in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia, Canada. The line is operated by British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC), a subsidiary of TransLink and links Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Surrey.

Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain is the oldest and one of the longest fully-automated, driverless, rapid transit systems in the world and it started with our Expo Line. The Expo Line opened in January 1986, with an initial 21.4 kilometres of guideway, 15 stations, and 114 SkyTrain cars. It was named in commemoration of Expo '86. Through time, it has grown to 29 kilometres of guideway with extensions in 1989, 1990 and 1994. Today, the line includes 20 stations (Waterfront Station to King George Station) and a current fleet of 286 cars that are shared with the 2002 Millennium Line and the new soon to open Evergreen Extension.

Time:
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
11/7/2016 12:45 PM

SeaBus is a passenger only ferry that crosses the Burrard Inlet, connecting downtown Vancouver with the North Shore. Each ferry can seat up to 400 passengers at a time, and departs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening.

There are two terminals: Waterfront in downtown Vancouver, which connects with buses, SkyTrain and West Coast Express; and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, which connects with an extensive network of North Shore buses. Crossing time is 12 minutes.

The movement of goods and people across Burrard inlet can be traced back to the turn of the 20th century, when a commercial venture to link the town sites of Vancouver and North Vancouver began. The first ferry service across the inlet moved both people and vehicles and continued until the late 1950s.

Time:
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
11/7/2016 12:45 PM

The Hamilton Transit Centre is a new transit bus operations and maintenance centre located in Richmond, B.C. The facility is built on a 7.3 hectare site and has five buildings to serve three primary functions: bus dispatch, bus service (fuel and wash) and bus maintenance. The facility will support the operations and maintenance of a fleet of up to 300 forty-foot equivalent (FFE) buses, including up to 80 Community Shuttle buses and 150 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled buses. Buses, and bus operators, servicing the Richmond, New Westminster, Burnaby and Vancouver areas will begin and complete service from this location.

Time:
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
11/7/2016 12:45 PM

The Burnaby Fleet Overhaul facility opened in 1986 and was completely renovated after being purchased from Canadian Kenworth. Sharing acreage with the Burnaby South and North running garage facilities, Fleet Overhaul's primary work consists of: major third line maintenance, inventory repairable spares and manufacturing, motor vehicle accident repair and specialty service call repair work at outside running garage facilities. The 6 sub-departments within Fleet Overhaul include Body and Paint, Upholstery and Trim, Machine and Welding, Lab and Electrical, Overhaul and Small Component Rebuild, and Motor Vehicle Accident Repair.

With a combination of 21 artic/conventional in-ground hoists, Fleet Overhaul was originally equipped to service a fleet of 800 buses when it opened. Currently staffed with over 100 full-time tradespeople, supervisors, support staff and management, Fleet Overhaul provides service to a 2016 fleet in excess of 1,400 buses.

Time:
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
11/7/2016 12:45 PM

The Real Estate division is responsible for all land assets and rights held by TransLink and its operating companies. Our objectives are to acquire and manage TransLink's properties that optimize revenue, reduce capital and operating costs and supports TransLink's goals for transportation infrastructure and a healthy environment.

To that end, TransLink is working with various partners and stakeholders to better coordinate land use and transportation and have engaged in a number of activities and initiatives that support and reinforce the development of transit-oriented communities. Transit oriented communities are not only more livable, sustainable, resilient and economically thriving, they also support walking, cycling, transit and result in lower levels of automobile use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Time:
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
11/7/2016 12:45 PM

Moderator: Audra McKinley, Durham Region Transit (DRT)

A New Strategic Asset Management Tool - Catherine Laplante, SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Introduce a new approach to strategic asset management using readily available data, asset specific policy maintenance strategies while considering interaction between the complete asset portfolio by : || Building drag and drop decision trees || Model an infinite number of possibilities in limited time|| Obtain straight forward life-cycle master plan

Life Cycle Cost: A Solution for Asset Management - Robert Olivier, Baultar

In our society, we tend to buy lowest price material per our bylaws. The solution to be more efficient and have less pressure on assets management will be to look more for life time cycle for equipement than low price.

TransLink Enterprise Asset Management Program - Vikki Kwan, TransLink

Since 2015, TransLink initiated an enterprise asset management program to improve TransLink's asset management practices. This presentation will share achievements, lessons learnt, and next steps in TransLink's enterprise asset management journey.

Time:
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
11/7/2016 4:00 PM

Moderator: Gary Strachan, Coast Mountain Bus Company Ltd.

Speakers:

Eric Hesse, Tri-Met Transit

Frederic Delrieu, Nova Bus

Gary Prince, King County Metro Transit

Len Engel, Antelope Valley Transit Authority

Transit systems presenting on change management, training (mechanics), planning (run-cutting and scheduling for instance), federal grants making the transformation possible, public relations, customer satisfaction, communications, etc. that are critical in leading a successful transition (BYD)

Track:
Electrification
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
11/7/2016 4:00 PM

Moderators: Lorenzo Mele and Arthur Orsini, Association for Commuter Transportation of Canada (ACT Canada)

Controlling Paratransit Utilization with In-Person Eligibility Assessments and Travel Training - Alaina Macia, MTM, Inc. and Ride Right LLC

With paratransit utilization rising, in-person eligibility assessments and travel training can help transit agencies increase fixed route utilization and reduce costs. This session will compare in-person functional assessments vs. paper-based assessments, and provide cost-savings opportunities.

Capitalizing on Mobility Trends and Transportation Demand Management - JoAnn Woodhall, TransLink

Hear the latest about TransLink's TravelSmart efforts - a recognized leader in TDM in Canada - as they address changes in the local landscape

Getting the Most out of Integrated Mobility - Simon Fortier, GIRO Inc.

Current integrated-mobility initiatives tend to emphasize the traveller's convenience in combining modes rather than the benefits of making the combination more efficient. This presentation will demonstrate the gains to be made from addressing efficiency.

Track:
Urban Mobility
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
11/7/2016 4:00 PM
(open to all members in British Columbia)
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
11/7/2016 5:30 PM
(open to all members in Ontario)
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
11/7/2016 5:30 PM
(open to all members in Québec)
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
11/7/2016 5:30 PM
Time:
7:15 AM - 3:00 PM
11/8/2016 7:15 AM
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11/8/2016 7:30 AM

Official Transit Show Sponsor: BYD (Build Your Dreams)

Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11/8/2016 9:00 AM

Moderators: Angela Iannuzziello (AECOM), Michael Ledgett (Dentons Canada LLP), and Michael Morgan (OC Transpo)

Rail Dampers for Airborne Noise Control on Guideways - Briony Croft, SLR

Rail dampers are not used in Canada, but can reduce airborne noise significantly. The presentation describes how rail dampers work, and situations when they will be effective using an example of slab track on guideway.

Rail Acoustic Roughness Monitoring - Benefits and Trends - Briony Croft, SLR

Rail acoustic roughness measurements are not commonly undertaken in Canada. The presentation describes how understanding rail roughness can assist with noise and vibration minimization, and support track maintenance practices.

Maximizing Network Capacity in Santiago Chile - David Hopper, Parsons

Metro Santiago needed an objective process to evaluate passenger flow issues across their 5-line, 108-station metro system and develop a program of station improvements to prepare for increased ridership. Using a structured approach, including the use of Legion software to analyse complex flows, a set of improvements and a business case were developed to manage growth and improve the customer experience.

Being a Productive Front Line Employee as part of an Automated Rail System - Patrick Sandi, BC Rapid Transit Company

In an unattended train system, the traditional role of the train operator no longer exists. This presentation will discuss the more comprehensive front line role of the SkyTrain Attendant and its evolution.

Passenger Rail Vehicle/Staff Deployment Optimization: Best Practices and Next Steps - Robert Mulder, IVU

Understand how rail operating companies around the world apply optimization software to save costs while avoiding key pitfalls.||Understand how advances have been made in vehicle/crew optimization in recent years and where further research in this area is headed.

Freight to LRT - Serge Lavigne, Morrison Hershfield

Addresses the opportunities present in existing but underused or abandoned rail infrastructures that can be converted to LRT type of service. This allows Cities or private investors to quickly and at relatively modest costs to start a pilot project and grow the system over time.

A complete structural flooring system with integrated heating for a unique, value-added proposition - Simon Archambault, Baultar

A complete, unitized system that combines a highly wear-resistant floor covering, a low-weight structural subfloor, and a thin heating layer that completely covers the panel's surface. Specially designed for the mass transit market.

Paris Métro Line 14 Extension - Steve New, RATP Dev America

Paris’ Line 14 driverless Métro extension is under construction. Learn about the project and how RATP is meeting the challenges of construction in an urban environment and integrating transit and real estate development.

Andrew Strumolo, Network Rail

Bringing International Low Floor LRT Technology to Canada - Kevin Vokey and Edward McDougall, SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Learn about the difficulties of regulatory requirements when importing rail and transit technologies from Europe and the United States and ways in which we can overcome these challenges.

Track:
RAILconnect
Time:
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11/8/2016 11:00 AM

UBC

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC's West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. The University creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Museum of Anthropology

The UBC Museum of Anthropology houses one of the world's finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art in a spectacular Arthur Erickson designed building overlooking the mountains and ocean. It also features extensive collections from around the world as well as a wide range of temporary exhibitions, guided tours, and other public events.

As well as being a major tourist destination, MOA is a research and teaching museum, where UBC courses in art, anthropology, archaeology, conservation, and museum studies are given. MOA houses 38,000 ethnographic objects, as well as 535,000 archaeological objects in its building alone

Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11/8/2016 12:00 PM
Time:
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11/8/2016 3:00 PM
(by invitation only)

Moderator: Wade Coombs, Strathcona County Transit

Facilitated dialogue for those interested in Labour Relations - Transit Systems only

Time:
3:15 PM - 4:25 PM
11/8/2016 3:15 PM

Moderator: Russell Davies, Calgary Transit

Facilitated dialogue for those interested in Urban Rail in Canada - Open

Time:
3:15 PM - 4:25 PM
11/8/2016 3:15 PM

Moderator: Brad Eyre, Durham Region Transit (DRT)

Accessible Connections: Crossing service boundaries and provider silos - Antonia Hammer, Metrolinx

As customers increasingly travel across service boundaries, providers ourselves must increasingly work as a collective. The keys for success include not only establishing trust but creating consistency through collaborative discussions and practice reviews.

Establishing Equitable and Accessible Public Transportation in Saskatchewan: A Collaborative Partnership between Regina, Saskatoon, Stakeholders and the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission - Lynette Griffin, Regina Transit and Bob Howe, Saskatoon Transit

Transportation service providers in Saskatoon and Regina worked collaboratively with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and stakeholders through a systemic advocacy initiative to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities. Fixed-route transit, paratransit and taxi services were impacted in both communities.

Federal Legislation - Martha Hall, Department of Employment and Social Development Canada

Martha will provide an overview of the Government of Canada’s approach to developing federal accessibility legislation and an update on the status of the consultations.

Time:
3:15 PM - 4:25 PM
11/8/2016 3:15 PM
Time:
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
11/8/2016 4:30 PM

Moderator: Cheri Malo, City of Whitehorse

Facilitated dialogue for those interested in Small Systems Issues and Opportunities - Open

Time:
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
11/8/2016 4:45 PM

Moderator: Mary Proc, GO Transit (Metrolinx)

Facilitated dialogue for those interested in Large Systems Issues and Opportunities - Open

Time:
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
11/8/2016 4:45 PM

Moderator: Lynette Griffin, Regina Transit

Facilitated dialogue for those interested in Accessible Transit issues and Opportunities - Specialized Transit, Conventional Transit and everything in between

Time:
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
11/8/2016 4:45 PM

Sponsored by CUTA Business Members

Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11/8/2016 7:00 PM
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11/9/2016 8:00 AM
11/9/2016 8:15 AM

Moderator: Eric Gillespie, Grand River Transit

The effect of carbon pricing on regional public transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area - Jennifer Evola, Metrolinx

Carbon pricing provides incentive to alter mobile assets, infrastructure and operational practices. This incentive should be taken as an opportunity for transit agencies to enhance sustainability when planning, building and operating their systems.

Development Cost Charges: A Potential New Mechanism for Funding Transit Infrastructure in Metro Vancouver - Lyle Walker, TransLink

A potential Development Cost Charge is being considered as a new mechanism for funding transit infrastructure in Metro Vancouver. The pros/cons, policy considerations, revenue potential and lessons learned of this potential tool will be discussed.

Innovation in Financing and Procurement - Mark Hodgson, Deloitte

Review of global trends in infrastructure financing and procurement and its applicability in the Canadian market. Presentation and panel discussion of key challenges to driving innovation within the sector as unprecedented levels of federal, provincial and municipal infrastructure investment occurs.

Time:
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11/9/2016 9:45 AM

Moderator: Chantal Guimont, Electric Mobility Canada

Speakers: Chris Lythgo (Seajay Consulting Ltd. and MARCON Management Consultants) and Eric Holmberg

To date, a few battery electric bus (e-bus) trials have been performed in Canada: Edmonton, Winnipeg and Laval to name a few. The objective of this workshop is to share the conclusions of these projects, to describe the main barriers to the adoption of e-bus and to identify the key success factors for their entry into regular service in transit systems across the country. The presentation aims at answering the following questions: Even at this early market stage with the price of batteries still fairly high, is there a business case for e-buses? Under what specific circumstances does the high cost of charging infrastructures make sense? What is the number of buses required to amortize the cost of the necessary charging infrastructure? Are current e-buses adequate for all duty cycles and routes? The results of a real business case analysed using TLC BU$ÿ will be presented to workshop participants. This workshop will be of particular interest of many stakeholders: transit operators, elected officials, officials from government bodies providing financial support to both infrastructure and bus procurement. Participants will benefit from a better understanding of e-bus technologies, charging technologies, battery technologies, lifecycle cost parameters and the potential for cost savings in their particular areas.

Track:
Electrification
Time:
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
11/9/2016 9:45 AM

Moderator: Stephen Anderson, BC Transit

Managing Mental Health, the Road Forward - Kathy Pereira, Coast Mountain Bus Company

Until recently no one talked about Mental Health and the workforce but with raised awareness and disability claims on the rise this is an area for management attention. Hear what CMBC is doing to support its employees.

Mental Health and Transit: A Sign of Change - Mary Proc, GO Transit

Learn how GO Transit, the Toronto area’s largest regional train and bus system, deals with the tragedy of fatalities on its rail system. This session will outline the steps GO took to mitigate the incidence and management of suicides, including a first-of-its-kind partnership whereby 800 signs were erected throughout GO’s rail network publicizing a mental health telephone line.

Mental Health - Vulnerable passengers safety of public and staff - Sgt. Dave Olson, Metro Vancouver Transit Police

We can illustrate the programs and practices we have used to reduce attacks and confrontations with our staff. We will speak about practices used to manage interactions with people living with mental illness. Collaboration with outside agencies including mental health clinicians to stabilize clients prior to assaults.

Track:
Transit Security
Time:
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11/9/2016 9:45 AM
Time:
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11/9/2016 11:00 AM

Moderator: Cathy Benjamin-Ostrander, AECOM

Social Media Analytics for Measuring Transit Customer Satisfaction and Dynamics of Online Transit Discussions - Amer Shalaby, University of Toronto

We will present a system of analytics for analyzing online Twitter discussions of transit. The presentation will showcase the application of the developed analytics to Twitter data pertaining to the TTC, GO Transit and Translink.

Improving and Sustaining the Customer Experience in Public Transit - Andrea Adams, Calgary Transit

Transit organizations need to assess and respond to changing customer expectations. This presentation will address this challenge through a review of leading practices, the findings of a master's paper and recent Calgary Transit experience.

Philippe Schnobb, Société de transport de Montréal

STM has put the improvement of client experience at the heart of its strategic shift. Demonstration with the facts and future axes of interventions, in anticipation of the corporate strategic plan 2025.

Harnessing video to engage existing and future customers - Robert Willis, TransLink

The modern digital landscape challenges transportation authorities to compete for customer's eyes on screens. By harnessing the power of video storytelling transit authorities can engage future customers by leveraging the exclusive access, unique voice and democratic nature of the social web..

Time:
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11/9/2016 11:15 AM

Moderator: Scott Pass, Whistler Connection Ltd.

Transit Police Service Delivery - Barry Kross, Metro Vancouver Transit Police

New approaches to Transit police Service Delivery

Transit Security Bike Patrol - Sam Iacobellis, Coast Mountain Bus Company

Bike Patrol is a dedicated team of security officers who have completed an intense 4 day riding course and are certified through Can-Bike, that patrols transit routes in the Vancouver downtown core protecting our employees and customers, as well as become ambassadors to our system during our busy tourist season. This team responds quickly and effectively in areas that may be restricted by car.

Securing Light New Rail - Adrian Richardson, OC Transpo

Developing Security Practices for Build & Operate of OC Transpo's new LRT

Track:
Transit Security
Time:
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11/9/2016 11:15 AM
Time:
12:40 PM - 2:00 PM
11/9/2016 12:40 PM

Moderator: Christopher Marrs, Transport Canada

Track:
Transit Security
Time:
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
11/9/2016 1:30 PM

Cancellation Deadline

Condition of Refund

Prior to September 30, 2016

Full refund less a $50.00 (plus tax) administration fee

October 1 to October 28, 2016

50% refund or credit for 2017 CUTA conferences

October 29 - November 4, 2016

Credit for 2017 CUTA conferences

November 5 - November 9 (No Show)

No refund or credit

Name substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.
All notifications of cancellations must be made by email to conferences@cutaactu.ca.