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This summer, with financial support from the University of Waterloo, fellow WPTI member Janelle Lee will be travelling to Mexico City to participate in a research internship with the World Bank. Janelle will be assisting the World Bank’s urban transportation team to investigate Mexico City’s informal and formal transport systems. Findings from her research will assist policymakers by identifying the key characteristics of successful public transport systems in developing countries and providing qualitative data on informal transport operations.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WPTI prepares for TRB Annual Meeting 2017

In the new year, the Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative (WPTI) will be attending the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. WPTI will be associated with three presentations at the conference: 

On November 18, You-Jin Jung successfully defended her PhD thesis in civil engineering, entitled "Enhanced Transit Ridership Forecasting Using Automatic Passenger Counting Data."

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waterloo hosts German graduate students

The Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative (WPTI) hosted 10 civil engineering and transportation management students from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany for a week-long exchange in early November. The Karlsruhe students worked with civil engineering and planning students from Waterloo to suggest design solutions for five of Grand River Transit's future light rail and bus routes.

Friday, February 26, 2016

WPTI holds reunion event in Toronto

Students and alumni of the Waterloo Public Transit Initiative (WPTI) joined professors Jeff Casello and Bruce Hellinga for a half day gathering at Centre for Social Innovation - Annex in Toronto on Friday, February 19.

Friday, January 1, 2016

WPTI in Washington

Happy New Year! This month, the Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative (WPTI) will be joining thousands of transportation professionals from around the world to participate in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting held on January 10-16, 2016. This year, the spotlight theme is Research Convergence for a Multimodal Future, where more than 35 sessions and workshops will be focused on this year's theme.

Friday, October 30, 2015

WPTI takes on Germany

The Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative (WPTI) travelled to Germany to participate in the "Hands on Sustainable Mobility" co-operative workshop from October 18 - 23.

WPTI is excited to participate in the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. This year, WPTI is associated with four presentations at the conference: