Technical Services

 

The Technical Services Committee (TSC) promotes the goals of Transit Vision 2040 through the effectiveness of public transit, the encouragement of best practices in the industry by way of research and development and through the exchange of information in the areas of operations, planning, intelligent transportation systems technology (ITS), accessibility, specialized transit, bus design & maintenance, greening and alternative fuels, safety & security, and the application of ITS for public transit. The TSC regularly engages in new research for the transit and urban mobility industry.

TSC Sub-Committees

Maintenance and Vehicle Technology Sub-Committee

The Maintenance and Vehicle Technology Sub-Committee promotes the effectiveness of public transit and to encourage best practices in the industry by way of research and development and through the exchange of information in the areas of maintenance and vehicle technology.

Planning and ITS Sub-Committee

The Planning & ITS Sub-Committee of the Technical Services Committee promotes the effectiveness of public transit and encourages best practices in the industry by way of research and development and through the exchange of information in the areas of planning & ITS.

Statistics Sub-Committee

The Statistics Sub-Committee promotes the effectiveness of public transit, the standardization, use and distribution of Canadian transit statistical information and performance indicators.

Accessible Transit Sub-Committee

The Accessible Transit Sub-Committee of the TSC promotes the effectiveness of public transit and encourages best practices in the industry by way of research and development and the exchange of information in the areas of specialized transit and other accessible transit options.

Canadian Transit Handbook Wiki Task Force

The purpose of the Canadian Transit Handbook wiki Task Force is to develop and promote the ongoing update of the Canadian Transit Handbook by way of wiki or other social network applications. The Task Force is forming currently, and we are seeking contributors on social media collaboration tools and on governance of the programme.  This Task force reports into the TSC.

Industry Data Program Advisory Group

The purpose of the Industry Data Program Advisory Group is to provide guidance to the Review of CUTA’s Industry Data program. This task force is invitational, has a 5-8 month mandate, and reports into the TSC – then makes recommendations to the CUTA Executive and the Board.

Mobility Management Implementation Task Force

The objective for the Mobility Management Implementation Task Force consists of identifying the winning conditions to allow a transit system to realize the shift towards integrated mobility and mobility management from its current state of business. This work builds on that done by the previous Integrated Mobility Task Force who recommended a broader stakeholder group be created to guide the application of the work of the Integrated Mobility Task Force to CUTA membership, products and services, and to consider recommendations around an Integrated Mobility standing committee. This Task Force will include a cross-section of stakeholders representing multiple modes, integrators, and subject-matter experts, which may also include non-members. This is an invitational Task Force, has a 2 year mandate and reports into the TSC.

Urban Rail Task Force

This group has an initial goal of developing a uniquely Canadian urban rail community to address issues of common interest and concern. It is comprised of transit systems with rail operations and business members, with a current focus on the regulatory environment and the need for the industry to be an active voice in provincial and federal dialogue on this topic. Other issues of interest include workforce development and training, national vs. international standards, as well as the need for ongoing involvement between operators and suppliers. 

To learn more and to join, contact us today.

Next Meeting

The next Technical Services Committee Meeting will take place during the CUTA Forum 2017 in York Region, November 5-8, 2017. 

Latest Update

The Technical Services Committee (TSC) met on Saturday, May 13th to discuss several issues. Some of the highlights were:

  • National Committee Review discussion – to be continued soon during a conference call meeting
  • A representative from the STM provided the Statistics Sub-Committee with an overview of the ridership methodology work that was done across the province of Québec
  • The TSC adopted two hashtags for members to use on Twitter during the UITP conference to share thoughts and learnings #UITP2017 #cutaTSC

For more information or to join the TSC, please contact Lauren Rudko at extension 113.