Curriculum Vitae - Jeff Casello

Jeffrey M. Casello
Associate Vice-President, Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs  
Professor
School of Planning
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2L 3G1
Tel: 519 888 4567 ext. 37538; Fax: 519 725 2827
Email: jcasello@uwaterloo.ca

University Education

Ph.D:  University of Pennsylvania, Electrical and Systems Engineering, December 2003;
Msc:   University of Pennsylvania, Systems Engineering, December 2000;
Msc:   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Transportation Engineering, December, 1997;
BSE:   University of Pennsylvania, Civil Engineering Systems, May 1992.

University of Waterloo Appointments:

July 2016 to present: Associate Vice-President, Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs  
July 2010 – June 2016: Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo;
July 2009 – present: Associate Professor (with tenure), School of Planning (51%) and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (49%), University of Waterloo;
July 2004 – June 2009: Assistant Professor, School of Planning and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo;

Concurrent and Previous Academic Appointments

October 2011 – January 2012: Adjunct Professor, Land Transport Academy / UniSim, Singapore;
January 2004 – June 2004: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania;
September 1998 – December 2003: Teaching Assistant; Lab Instructor; Lecturer; University of Pennsylvania;
January 1998 – May 1998: Adjunct Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Honours and Awards:

2015 Outstanding Performance Award, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
2013 Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Waterloo;
1999-2001 George Krambles Transit Foundation Scholarship;
1999-2000 Penn Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching;
1999 Richard K. Dentel Memorial Award;
1995 University Transportation Centers Program (UTCP) Region II Outstanding Student
1993, 1996 New York State Department of Transportation Engineering Excellence Award

Scholarship:

Primary areas of interests include: Transportation system impacts on urban vitality; multi-modal transportation planning, design and operations; travel forecasting models; non-motorized modes.  Evidence of scholarship is presented below.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (*indicates with students)

R1. *Nour, A., B. Hellinga and J. Casello. 2016 Transportation Mode Classification Based on Smart-Phone data:Enhancing Accuracy Using Spatial Statistics and GIS.Journal of Transportation Geography Vol. 51, pp. 36-44.

R2. *Casello, J., W. Towns, J. Belangér, and S. Kassiedass. Public Engagement in Public Transportation Projects.2015. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No.2537 pp. 88-95.

R3. *Casello, J., G. Lewis, D. Santiago, and K. Yeung. 2014. A Transit Technology Selection Model. Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 50-75.

R4. *Casello, J. and V. Usyukov. 2014. Modeling Cyclists' Route Choice Based on GPS Data.Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2430 pp. 155-161.

R5. *Lopez, A., J. Casello, A. Molinero and D. Cotera. 2013. Evaluating Private Bus Operators’ Willingness to Participate in Transit Improvements in Mexico.Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2394, pp. 119-127.

R6. *Lewis, J.L., J. Casello and M. Groulx. 2012. Effective Environmental Visualization for Urban Planning and Design: Interdisciplinary Reflections on a Rapidly Evolving Technology, Journal of Urban Technology Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp.85-106

R7. *Finkleman, J., J. Casello and L. Fu. 2011. Empirical Evidence from the Greater Toronto Area on the Acceptability and Impacts of HOT Lanes, Transport Policy Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 814-824

R8. *Lopez, A., J. Casello and A. Molinero. 2011. Private Bus Operators' Objectives in the Evaluation for Transit Investments in Developing Countries: A Conceptual Framework, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2239, pp. 1-8.

R9. *Salek, S., R. Noroozi, J. Casello and B. Hellinga. 2011. A Method for Predicting the Mean and Variance of Transit Segment and Route Travel Times, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2217, pp. 30-37.

R10. *Saavedra, M., B. Hellinga, and J. Casello. 2011. An Automated Quality Assurance Methodology for Archived Transit Data from AVL-APC Systems.Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2256, pp. 130-141.

R11. *Simard, S., E. Springate and J. Casello. 2011. The Development and Deployment of GIS Tools to Facilitate Transit Network Design and Operational Evaluation.Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 41-51.

R12. *Nour, A., J. Casello and B. Hellinga. 2010. An Anxiety-Based Formulation to Estimate the Generalized Cost of Transit Travel Time, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2143, pp. 108-116.

R13. *Casello, J., A. Nour and B. Hellinga. 2009. Quantifying the Impact of Transit Reliability on User Costs, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2112, pp. 136-141.

R14. Casello, J. and B. Hellinga. 2008. Impacts of Express Bus Service on Passenger Demand,  Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 1-23.

R15. Fu, L., J. Yang, and J. Casello. 2007. Quantifying the Technical Efficiency of
Paratransit Systems Using the Data Envelopment Analysis Method, Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2034, pp. 115-12.

R16. Casello, J. 2007. Transit Competitiveness in a Polycentric Metropolitan Region, .

R17. Casello, J. and T.E. Smith. 2006. Transportation Activity Centers for Urban Transportation Analysis, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development Vol. 132. No.4. pp. 247-257.

R18. Casello, J., R. Wright, and V.R. Vuchic. 2006. Context Sensitive Urban Transportation Design in West Philadelphia, Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 1956. pp. 165-174.

R19. Vuchic, V.R. and J. Casello. 2002. An Evaluation of Maglev Technology and Its Comparison with High Speed Rail, Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 2, p. 33-49

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

C1. Casello J. 2015. Assessment of Climate Risks and Adaptation Practices for the Canadian Transportation Sector – Urban Regions, Natural Resources Canada, in press.

C2. Casello, J. and Vuchic, V.R. 2009. Transit Planning, Chapter 16 in Meyer, M. ed. Transportation Planning Handbook 3rd Edition, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC (refereed contribution)

Peer Reviewed Papers in Conference Proceedings

CP1. *Casello, J., Y.H. Chiu and K. Yeung.Identifying TDM Corridors in Large Metropolitan Areas.Accepted for presentation, 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - #16-5884.

CP2. *Nour, A., J. Casello and B. Hellinga.Developing and Optimizing a Transportation Mode Inference Model Utilizing Data from GPS Embedded Smartphones.94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - #15-5027.

CP3. *Dunlop, I., J. Casello, and S. Doherty.Tracking the transit rider experience: using smart phones to measure comfort and well-being throughout the trip.94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - #15-5944.

CP4. Nagorsky, B., J. Casello and A. Shalaby.Strategies to Relieve Subway Crowding: Case Study from the Toronto Context.Accepted for presentation, 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - #15-1536.

CP5. Lewis, G. and J. Casello. 2012.Commonalities between energy and transportation systems – problem-solving across a disciplinary boundary, QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow) International Conference and Tradeshow, Winnipeg, Manitoba Nov. 20

CP6. *Lopez, A., J. Casello, A. Molinero, and D. Rodriguez Santiago. 2012. The Influence of Ownership and Business Models on Achieving Transit Improvements, 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC

CP7. *Casello, J., K. Rewa, A. Nour. 2012. An Analysis of Empirical Evidence of Cyclists' Route Choice and their Implications for Planning.91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC

CP8. *Casello, J., A. Nour, K. Rewa, and J. Hill. 2011. An Analysis of Stated Preference and GPS Data for Bicycle Travel Forecasting. 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC

CP9. *Simard, S., E. Springate and J. Casello. 2010. The Development and Deployment of GIS Tools to Facilitate Transit Network Design and Operational Evaluation, 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.

CP10. Lewis, J. and J. Casello. 2010. Effective Visualization for Transportation Planning: an Interdisciplinary Perspective, 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.

CP11. *Casello, J. and J.T. LaPointe and B. Lambert. 2009. A Framework for Suburban Parking Analysis, 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.

CP12. *Casello, J., A. Nour and B. Hellinga. 2009. Quantifying the Impact of Transit Reliability on User Costs, 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.

CP13. Adler, J. and J. Casello.1997.A two-stage fuzzy control methodology for dynamic routing under ATIS, 8th International Conference on Travel Behavior Research, Austin TX

Professional Studies and Reports

PR1. Observed Cyclists’ Behaviors and Implications for Design, This report presents the results of video analysis of cyclists’ behaviors at various intersections, with different designs, in the City of Toronto.  From the data gathered, design best practices including bike boxes and lead green signals are identified.  With A. Mereu and A. Fraser.  Ma, 2016.  19 pages.

PR2. Baseline Monitoring Report: Central Transit Corridor in Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo, This report establishes the metrics and initial values to assess the Region’s progress towards the goals of the LRT project: higher density of development; increased transportation choice; greater utilization of sustainable transport modes; etc.  By M. Parkin (Region of Waterloo).  November, 2015.  118 pages.

PR3. Quantitative TDM Assessment in a Large Metropolitan Area: The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, The purpose of this report is to assess TDM strategies to improve the transportation system performance in the GTHA.  The approach taken is to quantify the potential to shift demand in time, space and between modes.  With Y.H. Chiu and K.Yeung.  October, 2015.  45 pages.

PR4. Spending Habits and Transport Patterns – Cyclists’ Contributions to the Economic Vitality of Uptown Waterloo: This report documents the results of multiple in person, on-line and GPS based surveys on travelers’ mode choice, spending patterns, and travel behavior to Uptown Waterloo.  By M. Moos, with G. Chase and M. Lanoue.  January, 2015, 30 pages.

PR5. Quantifying the Impacts of New iXpress and Route 12 Services on Transit Ridership in the Region of Waterloo:  This report presents the results of two ridership surveys completed in the Region of Waterloo prior to and after the implementation of new express bus services.  With A. Nour.  December 2014, 18 pages.

PR6. Global Transit Investments and Ridership – Assessing Canadian Cities’ Challenges and Opportunities: This report documents investments in rapid transit in Canadian, US and global cities over the past 15 years.  The data demonstrate that while Canadian cities have higher ridership per capita, investments in transit have lagged significantly behind peers.  With K. Yeung.  September 2014, 18 pages.

PR7. Region of Waterloo Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Mode Share Monitoring Pilot Study: This report documents the multimodal transportation counts conducted in Uptown Waterloo in September 2012.  The report also evaluates the technologies employed in the study.  With F. Majcherkiewicz.  November 2013, 42 pages.

PR8. Peel Region Joint GPS Cycling Study: This report summarizes the findings of GPS cycling and on-line survey research conducted in Peel Region in 2012.  With K. Rewa, V. Usyukov.  October 2013, 80 pages.

PR9. Response to the OMB Decision on the Region of Waterloo’s Official Plan: This letter summarized the procedural shortcomings of the OMB’s decision to allow greater lands to be opened for development.  With Parker and Shipley.  February 2013.

PR10. Region of Waterloo GPS Bicycling Study: This report is the final output of a study conducted jointly between the University of Waterloo and the Region.  The findings include an assessment of cycling and cyclists in the Region, as well as opportunities to enhance the physical infrastructure and overall mode share for cycling in the Region.  With K. Rewa, K. Yeung and P. Zylberblat, October, 2011, 55 pages.

PR11. City of Kingston Transportation Demand Management Study: This strategy outlines TDM initiatives for the City of Kingston. The primary focus of this document is to recommend such policies, programs, partnerships and performance evaluations to guide future transportation planning and policy decisions. With J.T. LaPointe, June, 2011, 98 pages.

PR12. Mexico City Ridership estimation model: This report documents the methods used in the development and calibration of a generalized cost formulations to be applied to a logit mode choice model in the State of Mexico.  With M. Diaz and A. Lopez, May, 2011, 44 pages.

PR13. The Economic Impact of Transit Investment: a National Survey.  Prepared for the Canadian Urban Transportation Association (CUTA) in conjunction with Metropolitan Knowledge International and McCormick Rankin Corporation, 2010.

PR14. Region of Waterloo Transit Network Redesign: Prepared for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, this report documents the methods and outcomes of a study that recommends a new system of express bus services to complement a proposed Light Rail Transit system. February, 2010.

PR15. Kingston Transit Network Redesign, Preferred Alternative Network, Routes and Specifications, Prepared for Kingston Transit, January 2010

PR16. Peer Review of The Regional Municipality of Waterloo’s Travel Forecasting Model, An Evaluation of the Region’s travel forecasting model compared to peer cities internationally, in support of Region’s Rapid Transit Initiative,  February 2009.  With B. Hellinga.

PR17. The Maglev Transportation Systems and the Baltimore-Washington Proposed Project: An assessment of Maglev technology for the Citizens’ Planning and Housing Association, Baltimore, MD. With V.R. Vuchic. 2001. 

PR18. Evaluation of MetroRail Service Enhancement Projects: Prepared for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), this report analyzed and prioritized potential infrastructure and operational changes to improve system capacity.  With V.R. Vuchic, 1999.

Conference Addresses with Peer-Reviewed Papers

CA1. *Ganjidoost, A. and J. Casello. 2013.  An Optimization Framework for Sustainable Infrastructure Management of Municipal Water Distribution Systems.  Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Montreal

CA2. Nassir, H., C. Haas, J. Casello and R. Haas. 2010. A study of accounting and reporting of public infrastructure in Canada. Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Winnipeg

CA3. *Duong, D. and J. Casello. 2010. Empirical Comparison of Public Transportation Systems’ Performance and Function, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Winnipeg

CA4. Hellinga, B., J. Casello and *S. Farahani. 2007. Impact of the introduction of an express bus service in Waterloo Region, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, Niagara Falls, ON Canada, May 30.

CA5. *Draper, C. and J. Casello. 2007. Determining the relationship between neighbourhood design and transportation accessibility in the city of Kitchener, Ontario Professional Planners Institute Conference, Blue Mountains, ON Canada

CA6. Casello, J., R. Wright and V. Vuchic. 2006. Context Sensitive Urban Transportation Design in West Philadelphia, Transportation Research Board 85th annual meeting

CA7. Casello, J. and V. Vuchic. 2005. Evaluating methods to increase transit ridership: a user cost approach, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Kansas City, MO

Conference Addresses with Peer-Reviewed Abstracts

CA8. Casello, J. 2010. Healthy and Sustainable Transportation Choices: from Vision to Reality, Ontario Public Health Association Fall Forum, Toronto ON Canada September 29

CA9. Casello, J. 2009. Achieving Balanced, Intermodal Transportation Solutions for Urban Mobility, Ontario Bike Summit, Waterloo, ON Canada, September 21.

CA10. Hellinga, B. and J. Casello. 2009. Innovative Tools for Enhancing the Role of Transit in Achieving Sustainable Cities, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, Montreal QC, Canada, June 1.

CA11. *Farahani, S., J. Casello, and B. Hellinga. 2008. Enhanced Transit Service (Express) Impact on Passenger Attraction, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) conference, Vancouver, BC, April 2008

CA12. Woudsma, C. and J. Casello. 2008. Nationally Significant - Locally Noxious: Goods Movement Challenges in Metropolitan Canada, Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2008.

CA13. Casello, J., K. Curtis and G. Vincent. 2007. Coordinated Transit & Land Use Planning in the Region of Waterloo, Transportation Research Board special conference on Best Practices in Transportation Planning, Denver, CO, August 27.

CA14. Casello, J. and C. Woudsma. 2007. Land Use Impacts of New Bus and Subway Services, Transportation Research Board special conference on Best Practices in Transportation Planning, Denver, CO, August 27.

CA15. *Casello, J., C. Puchalsky and M. Semmler. 2005. Implementing Road Pricing: a Comparison of North America and Europe, 12th International HOV Systems Conference, Houston, TX.

CA16. Casello, J. 2004. Improving Regional Transportation System Performance through Increased Suburban Intermodalism: a User Cost Modeling Approach, 83rd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

CA17. Vuchic, V.R. and J. Casello. 2002. Rail Transit System Capacity: Interactions among Lines, Stations, Networks and Transfers, 81st Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

CA18. Vuchic, V.R. and J. Casello. 2000. Transfers in Transit Networks: Theory and Practice, 79th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

Other Academic Output

Casello, J. and K. Yeung. 2015. Rapid Transit, a video in support of London Transit’s “Shift” project. City of London Ontario

Casello, J. 2012. Video Solutions for example problems in Energy Systems Engineering by Vanek et al. available via AccessEngineeringLibrary, McGraw-Hill.

Vuchic, V. and J. Casello. 2002.  Washington Metro: Planning for Growth, Urban Transport International, No. 40, 26-30.

International Workshops or Conferences Organized

With McGill University in Montreal, the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have organized multiple “Hands on” workshops in the home cities of each university.  To date, more than 40 students – undergraduate and graduate – from Waterloo have had the opportunity to work on applied projects with German and Canadian colleagues.  The dates of the exchanges are as follows:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: 27-29 May 2015; 3-5 June 2014; 17-21 June 2013;

Karlsruhe, Germany: 19-23 October, 2015; 13-19 October 2013; 9-19 June 2012;

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: 24-31 October, 2014; 16-21 September 2012.

Presentations to Municipal Councils

2015 November 17 Region of Waterloo – Monitoring Central Transit Corridor
2015 March 30 City of Waterloo – Economic Impacts of Cycling in Uptown Waterloo
2014 February 27 Peel Region – Results of GPS cycling study
2012 May 10 City of Burlington – Network Analysis of Burlington Transit
2012 February 6 City of Burlington – Data analysis of Burlington Transit
2012 January 31 Region of Waterloo, Planning and Works Committee – Reurbanization working group
2011 December 7 City of London, Long Term Working Group – Economic Impacts of Transit
2011 November 7 City of Cambridge –Reurbanization working group
2011 October 17 City of Kitchener – Reurbanization working group
2011 September 26 City of Waterloo – Reurbanization working group
2011 July 11 City of Kingston EITP –Transportation Demand Management
2011 April 1 City of Waterloo –Transportation Master Plan
2009 September 14 City of Kingston EITP –Transportation Demand Management
2009 June 24 Region of Waterloo – Rapid Transit in the Region of Waterloo
2009 March 9 City of Kingston EITP – Transit Network Redesign

Invited Presentations (Keynote addresses in bold)

Mayors of Southwestern Ontario, Policy Direction for Regional Transportation, Cambridge, ON, June 2016.

University of Waterloo Community Impact Series, Transportation Solutions for the Future, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener Ontario, September 2015

Ontario Public Transportation Association (OPTA), City Building through Rapid Transit Investments, Mississauga Ontario, September 2015

Sustainable Transportation Initiative, University of Waterloo, Sustainable Transportation and Obstacles to Implementation.  July, 2015

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit – Meeting the Needs and Financial Challenges, Karlsruhe, Germany. June, 2015

London Transit / IBI Group, Shift London Transit Rapid Transit Initiative: Keynote speaker with Michael Roschlau (Canadian Urban Transit Association) and Hazel McCallion (former Mayor of Mississauga, ON).  February 2015

Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Ontario Traffic Council Conference Keynote speaker: Responding to Increasing Complexity in Transportation Engineering, June 2014.

Bacon and Big Thinking: “From Trolley Cars to Rapid Transit: the Future of Urban Transportation.”  Presentation to Members of Parliament, sponsored by Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Partnership Group for Science and Engineering.  Parliament Restaurant, Centre Block.  Ottawa, ON. 1 May 2014.

Advances in Transportation Modeling, Workshop at the University of Toronto, Department of Civil Engineering, Toronto ON, 24 November 2013

Envisioning Sustainable Cities, Beyond Green Conference by Earthday Canada, Toronto, ON 27 October 2013
Community Car Share, Canadian Car-Sharing Cooperative Conference Keynote Address, 12 September 2013

Ontario Bike Summit, Toronto, ON with K. Rewa.  A comparison of Peel Region and the Region of Waterloo, 28 May 2013

Ontario Public Transit Authority Annual Conference. Gaining Local Support for Transit Investment: Lessons from Waterloo, Toronto ON. 8 April, 2013

Region of Peel, Walk and Roll Mobility Summit, Joint Research Study for Cycling, 19 January 2013

Grey Bruce Health Unit, Transportation and Public Health: from Planning to Implementation, Owen Sound Ontario, 17 February 2012

Engineers without Borders, University of Waterloo, Do you have what it takes to be a successful engineer?, December 2011

Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA), Influence of Reliability on Transit Ridership in North America, October 2011

Ontario Public Transit Association, Public Transit: A symposium for Municipal Officials, Keynote Speaker - Measuring (and Achieving) the Economic Impacts of Transit Investment, September 2011

Init Corporation, Karlsruhe Germany, Application of AVL/APC data to generate reliability models, August, 2011
Ontario Bike Summit, Ottawa, Ontario, with K. Rewa and J. Hill: GPS Cycling Study in the Region of Waterloo, June 2011

Wellington County Active Transportation Conference, Guelph, Ontario, with K. Rewa and J. Hill: GPS Cycling Study in the Region of Waterloo, May 2011

Rail Transport Roundtable, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris France: High Speed Rail in Canada – challenges and opportunities, March 2011

Transport Futures Mobility Pricing Conference, Transit Fares for Multi-modal Transportation Systems, February 2011

Engineers without Borders international conference, Contemporary Engineering Curriculum, January 2011

Grand River Environmental Network, Light Rail Transit and the Region of Waterloo, January 2011

Waterloo Students Planning Advisory Sustainable Transportation, December 2010

University of Waterloo, GIS Day Keynote speaker, GIS applications to transit design: Livable Waterloo, Region's Rapid Transit, November 2010.

Ontario Bike Summit, Hamilton, Ontario, with J. Hill: GPS Cycling Study in the Region of Waterloo, September 2010

Waterloo Region, Kitchener ON, Integrated Transportation Solutions, August 2010.

Conservative Business Association, Waterloo’s Rapid Transit Proposal, February 2010

City of Waterloo, Business Improvement Area Annual General Meeting, November 2009.

City of Kingston, Kingston Transit Public Forum on System Enhancements, March 2009.

University of Pennsylvania, Department of City and Regional Planning, March 2009.

University of Connecticut, Department of Civil Engineering, April 2007.

City of Waterloo, Community Services, December 2006.

University of Toronto, Department of Civil Engineering, April 2006.

University of Pennsylvania, Urban Research Institute, Doctoral Symposium, May 2004.

Media Contributions

Television Panels:

The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, June 2015.  Deconstructing the Gardiner Expressway Debate.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, May 2014.  Transportation Infrastructure and the Provincial Election.
Talk Local, Rogers Cable Television, April 2013.  The OMB and the Region of Waterloo.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, December 2012.  Pedestrian and Cycling Safety.
Talk Local, Rogers Cable Television, June 2011.  Rapid Transit in the Region of Waterloo.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, June 2011.  Energy, the way we move.
Talk Local, Rogers Cable Television, November 2010.  Growth management in the Region of Waterloo.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, October 2010.  The Region of Waterloo Light Rail Transit.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, March 2010.  The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Quality of Service assessment.
Farwell Live, Rogers Cable Television, November 2009.  Rapid Transit for the Region of Waterloo.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, May 2009.  Sharing the Road: geometric design to support automobiles, transit, cycling and pedestrians.
Farwell Live, Rogers Cable Television, March 2007.  Rapid Transit for the Region of Waterloo.

Television Interviews:

CTV Southwestern Ontario
CKWS Television Kingston ON
CBC The National
CBC Windsor

Radio Interviews:

900CHML Hamilton Ontario

CBC Kitchener Waterloo

580 CFRA Ottawa Ontario

CBC Metro Morning

570 News Kitchener Ontario

CBC Radio One (Ottawa, ON)

CBC Radio One (Victoria, BC)

CBC Here and Now

Print Media:

Grand River Transit operating an efficient, successful system that’s attracting riders, UW professor says, Waterloo Region Record, August 26, 2013

A Path towards Validating and Increasing Investments in Canadian Transit Systems, Canadian Transit Forum, the magazine of the Canadian Urban Transit Association, April 2012.

Effective planning policies bring balance to a community, Waterloo Region Record, with Filion, Moos and Parker, December 8, 2011

Is the Future Light Rail? Yes: we can’t afford to miss this opportunity, Waterloo Region Record, October 23, 2010

Reducing Auto Dependence: A Comprehensive Approach to Balanced Transportation, Public Sector Digest, with S. McLeod, July 2010

A Train to a Sustainable Future, National Post, February 18, 2010

Stepping into the Future, Guest Editorial, Waterloo Region Record, June 2, 2009.

Various citations: National Post, Globe and Mail, Waterloo Region Record, Kingston Whig Standard, Guelph Mercury, Canadian Press, etc.

Funded Research Activity

Date

Project Title

Amount

Agency

2016

Exploring the impacts of transit passes on high school students and recent graduates

$25,000

City of Kingston

2015

Application of smart-phones to gather travel behavior in the City of Edmonton, Alberta (PI)

$63,000

City of Edmonton

2015

iCity Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth (Researcher, with Eric Miller, University of Toronto, PI).  Total grant $3.5M.  UW Allocation listed

$200,000

Ontario Research Foundation

2015

City of Waterloo Bi-Annual Bicycle Account (co-PI with Markus Moos)

$25,000

City of Waterloo

2014

Climate Change Adaptation for Canadian Urban Regions (co-PI with Clarence Woudsma)

$25,300

Natural Resources Canada

2014

Video data collection on the behavior of cyclists

$11,000

City of Toronto

2014

Cycling in the City of Waterloo (co-PI with Markus Moos)

$25,990

City of Waterloo

2014

An exploratory study into effects of urban environments on recreational travel route choices of pedestrians  (Investigator)

$10,000

Chronic Disease Prevention, University of Waterloo

2014

Transportation Demand Management Tools for the GTHA (PI)

$37,500

Metrolinx

2013

Light Rail and Core Area Intensification - Unpacking Causal Relationships (Co-PI, PI Dawn Parker)

$199,930

SSHRC PDG Grant

2012

Urban intensification vs. suburban flight: An integrated residential land-use and transportation model to evaluate residential land market form and function (Co-Applicant, PI Dawn Parker)

$320,521

SSHRC Insight Grant

2012

Sustainable Transportation Modeling (PI)

$95,000

NSERC Discovery Grant

2012

GPS Bicycle Study for Peel Region (PI)

$33,350

Peel Region

2012

Assessing the Impacts of Improved Network Integration in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (PI)

$41,500

Metrolinx

2011

Regional Municipality of Waterloo Planning, Operations and Economic Analysis (PI)

$200,000

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

2011

MetroRail Planning for Mexico City (PI)

$15,000

Urbanismo y Sistemas de Transprorte

2011

Geomatics decision support for Canadian urban regions  (Investigator, PI R. Feick)

$90,000

GEOIDE / NEPTIS

2010

City of Kingston Transportation Demand Management Strategy (PI)

$44,600

City of Kingston

2010

Regional Municipality of Waterloo - Bicycling Activity Survey (PI)

$25,400

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

2010

Municipal Recycling Facilities (co PI with M. Haight)

$36,100

Continuous Development Fund

2009

Quantifying the current level of service of motor coach transportation during the 2009 Hajj (Co-PI with B. Hellinga)

$148,754

 Center of Research Excellence in Hajj & Umrah, Saudi Arabia

2009

City of Kingston Transit Network Redesign and Supporting Activities (Co-PI with B. Hellinga).

$66,920

City of Kingston

2008

Transit planning and operational analysis (Co-PI with B. Hellinga).

$197,400

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

2008

Peer review of the Region of Waterloo’s travel forecasting model (Co-PI with B. Hellinga).

$35,000

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

2006

Enhancing transit representation in travel forecasting models.  (PI)

$87,500

NSERC

2007

An Evaluation of the Hamilton Street Railway Bus Network. (PI)

$10,000

Turkstra Lumber Co. Ltd.

 

Total Awarded

$2,069,765

 

Professional Activity

Academic Organizations:

Transportation Research Board (2000 – present)

Editorial / Refereeing / Funding Programs Evaluated:

Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development (2006 – 2012);
Referee for:

  • Transportation Research Part A
  • Journal of the Transportation Research Board
  • ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development
  • Journal of Public Transportation
  • Journal of Transportation Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • International Journal of Transport and Land Use
  • Urban Design International
  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
  • International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • International Association for Travel Behavior Research
  • International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
  • Papers in Regional Science
  • Transportmetrica
  • Canadian Planning and Policy
  • Canadian Journal of Transportation
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Canadian Transportation Research Forum

Reviewer of Grant Proposals from:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Mitacs Elevate Program
  • Qatar National Research Fund

Departmental, Faculty, University and External Service:

  • School of Planning Curriculum Redesign (2006 – 2007);
  • School of Planning Strategic Planning (2006);
  • School of Planning Hiring Committee (2007 – 2008);
  • Department of Civil Engineering Hiring Committees (2007-2008; 2013-2014);
  • Department of Civil Engineering Department Chair Search (2015)
  • School of Planning Director Search (2015)
  • Associate Dean – Undergraduate Studies (2010 – 2012; 2014 – present)
  • CRC Tier II Hiring Committee, Faculty of Environment (2015)
  • Faculty of Environment Tenure and Promotion Committee (2011-2013)
  • Faculty of Engineering, Faculty Council (2007 – 2008);
  • Faculty of Environment, Faculty Council (2007);
  • Faculty of Environment, Strategic Planning Committee (2006 – 2007);
  • Faculty of Environment, Junior Energy Chair Hiring Committee (2006 – 2007);
  • Environment and Business Hiring Committee (2007);
  • President’s Advisory Committee on Timetabling (2012);
  • University Senate (2009 - 2010);
  • The i3 Challenge – student-led University entranceway redesign (2010 – 2012);
  • Transportation Association Canada Scholarship review (2008-2013);
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Panel Member (2005, 2006);
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Panel Chair (2007);
  • Node Leader – Built Environment.   Smart Region Initiative (2012 – 2014);
  • Regional Municipality of Waterloo Rapid Transit Public Advisory Committee (2005-2009);
  • Region of Waterloo Reurbanization Working Group (2011-2012);
  • University of Waterloo / City of Waterloo initiative – Waterloo Transportation Master Plan steering committee (2008 – 2009).

Professional Licensure:

Pennsylvania Professional Engineering License Number: PE055476E;
New York State Professional Engineering License Number: 074612-1.

Instructional Activity

Undergraduate Courses Taught:

Transportation Planning (2nd year, School of Planning)
Engineering and Sustainable Development (2nd year, Faculty of Engineering);
Engineering Communications (4th year, Faculty of Engineering);
Physical Infrastructure and Planning (4th year, Faculties of Environment and Engineering);
Transit Planning and Operations (4th year, Faculties of Environment and Engineering);
Theory and Practice of Planning in the United Kingdom (4th year, Faculty of Environment, exchange program to Oxford, UK)

Graduate Courses Taught:

Contemporary Travel Forecasting Methods (Faculty of Engineering);
Transportation Systems Analysis (Faculty of Engineering);
Infrastructure Planning (Faculty of Environment);

Courses Taught at Previous Institutions:

Introduction to Transportation Engineering
Introduction to Systems Engineering
Urban Transportation Systems and Technology
Civil Engineering Laboratory
Highway Engineering

Graduate Student Supervision

Graduate Supervisory and Committee Work

 

Graduated Students

Students In-progress

 

Supervised

Co-supervised

Committee / Reader

Supervised

Co-supervised

Committee / Reader

Ph.D.

1

1

8

2

0

2

Masters

15

8

18

5

1

2

Total

16

9

26

7

1

4

List of Students Supervised (supervised students in bold; graduated students in italics)

Student

Degree

School / Dept.

Role

Status

Jacob Terry

MaSc

Civil Eng.

Co-supervisor (C. Bachmann)

2017

Andrea Mikkila

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2018

Adam Fraser

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2017

Veronica Sullivan

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2017

Kitty Chiu

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2016

Pedram Fard

Ph.D.

Planning

Supervisor

2018

Kevin Yeung

MSc / MA

Civil Eng & Planning

Supervisor

2015

Ian Dunlop

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2015

Julie Belanger

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2015

Will Towns

MA

Planning

Co-supervisor (C. Woudsma)

2016

Zhiping She

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2015

Jason Angel

MA

Planning

Co-supervisor (R. Shipley)

2016

Geoff Chase

MA

Planning

Committee (M. Moos)

2015

Doubra Ambaiowei

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (S. Tighe)

2014

Magdy Shaheen

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (S. Tighe)

2015

Tae Kwon

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (L. Fu)

2015

Stephen Oliver

MA

Planning

Committee (C. Woudsma)

2014

Aleli Osorio

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (S. Tighe)

2015

Sanathan Kassiedass

MA

Planning

Committee (M. Seasons)

2015

Kathleen Gallagher

MA

Planning

Committee (C. Woudsma)

2013

Filip Majcherkiewicz

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2013

Vladimir Usyukov

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2013

Alex Mereu

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2015

Jason Neudorf

MA

Planning

Co-supervisor (D. Parker)

2014

Daniel Hall

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2013

Deborah Santiago

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2013

Abel Lopez Dodero

Ph.D.

Planning

Supervisor

2013

Debolina Banerjee

MAES

Planning

Co-supervisor (D. Parker)

2012

Erica Warsh

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2012

You-Jin Jung

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2016

Akram Nour

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Co-supervisor (B. Hellinga)

2015

Anna Kramer

Ph.D.

Planning

Committee (P. Filion)

2013

Kyrylo Rewa

MSc

Civil Eng.

Supervisor

2012

David Duong

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (F. Saccomanno)

2012

Erica Springate

MA

Planning

Co-supervisor (R. Feick)

2011

Sasha McLeod

MES

Planning

Supervisor

2011

Paul Jakubicek

MA

Planning

Reader (C. Woudsma)

2010

Marian Saavedra

MSc

Civil Eng.

Co-supervisor (B. Hellinga)

2010

Stephanie Simard

MSc

Civil Eng.

Co-supervisor (B. Hellinga)

2010

Matthew Lee

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2010

Jeremy Finkleman

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2010

Jonathan Eshun

MA

LED

Reader (C. Woudsma)

2009

Duncan Young

MSc

Civil Eng.

Reader (C. Haas)

2009

James LaPointe

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2009

Cameron Smith

MA

Planning

Committee (C. Woudsma)

2009

Yatman Kwan

MAES

LED

Reader (C. Woudsma)

2008

Rashid Rehan

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (M. Knight)

2011

Han Yu

MA

Planning

Reader (M. Stone)

2008

Aaron Grin

MS

Civil Eng.

Reader (J. Straube)

2008

Lacey Hirtle

MS

Civil Eng.

Reader (S. Andrews)

2008

Reid Fulton

MA

Planning

Supervisor

2008

Brooke Lambert

MA

LED

Co-supervisor (C. Woudsma)

2008

Samira Farahani

MS

Civil Eng.

Co-supervisor (B. Hellinga)

2007

Christopher Puchalsky

Ph.D.

External

Committee (V. Vuchic)

2007

Behzad Hashemloo

MS

Civil Eng.

Reader (L. Fu)

2007

Irene Tian

MAES

Planning

Supervisor

2006

Pedram Izadpanah

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (B. Hellinga)

2010

Amir El-gawly

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (S. Tighe)

2010

Zeshan Abdy

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Committee (B. Hellinga)

2010

Kris Longston

MS

Planning

Examiner (Murray Haight)

2006

Peter Allaby

MS

Civil Eng.

Reader (B. Hellinga)

2006

Stanley Ng

Ph.D.

Civil Eng.

Examiner (F. Saccomanno)

2005

Jingtao Yang

MS

Civil Eng.

Reader (L. Fu)

2005

Dominik Papinski

MA

External

Reader (S. Doherty)

2005

Geoff Keyworthy

MA

Planning

Reader (R. Newkirk)

2005

Mat Trudel

MS

Civil Eng.

Reader (L. Fu)

2005

Yaping (Peter) Xin

MS

Civil Eng.

Reader (F. Saccomanno)

2004

Non-Academic Professional Experience

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), June 1992 – August 1998, Junior Engineer / Civil Engineer I, Design Services Bureau.  Prepare construction contract plans for new and rehabilitated highways in New York State.  Manage consultant activities for first large scale Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the New York Metropolitan area; designed and managed construction of a fuel farm reconstruction at Stewart Airport in Newburgh, New York.

Metrolinx, September 2013 to June 2015.  Peer Review for Relief Line Network Study.  Provide guidance on methods and evaluation metrics for possible investments to enhance metro network capacity in downtown Toronto.

Regional Municipality of Waterloo, January 2013 to June 2015.  Provide technical services in the redevelopment of the Region’s travel forecasting model through an advisory committee with Professor Eric Miller.

Province of British Columbia – Technical support for the audit of BC Transit.  March – August 2012.  The audit focused on BC Transit’s achievement of ridership growth since the launch of the Provincial Transit Plan. The objective was to determine whether BC Transit has met its ridership targets (to fulfill the goals of the Provincial Transit Plan) through the implementation of its growth strategy.  I provided technical assessments of BC Transit’s ridership estimating methods and their accuracy.

Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), January 2010 – December 2010: sub-consultant to Booz Allen Hamilton on University Line LRT project.

Regional Municipality of Waterloo, March 2009. Expert Panel participant reviewing proposed rapid transit system recommendations.

City of Kingston, ON, March 2009.  Expert review of operations and planning for Kingston Transit.

Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), December, 2007. Presented three day short course in transit planning to METRO staff and management.  Analyzed potential light rail expansion.

Urbanismo y Sistemas de Transporte (USTRAN) Distrito Federal, Mexico, May – August 2005: Mexico  Redesign bus services to coordinate with a proposed 25 km regional metrorail system in terms of routes, rights of way, scheduling, fares and regulations.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), June 1999 – June 2001.  Evaluated potential infrastructure and operational proposals to improve rail rapid transit network capacity and reliability.  Provided operational analyses of interline connections; new stations; centralized storage track locations; and pocket track locations to accommodate disabled vehicles.  Developed and implemented a capacity analysis methodology using Railsim simulation for both line capacity (vehicle throughput) and constraints on passengers’ activities within stations.  Authored the report to the agency.

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