About CUTA Spring Symposium 2019
20 years ago, it was said that digital technology was changing our world faster than ever before. Today it wouldn’t be far fetched to say that our world is defined by technology and that few in Canada could imagine life without it. From everyday items like ATMs and cell phones – which were radical and controversial when introduced – to AI-driven algorithms that determine what newsfeed you see, technology is inescapable.
In the transit world, it’s crucial for transit agencies to be able to sift through the staggering array of technological options available and to determine which are genuine solutions and which are solutions in search of a problem.
At the Technology in Transit Symposium in St. John’s, we will unpack the latest in cutting-edge technology. These are some of the topics we’ll be covering:
- How AI will improve system operations.
- Using big data to attract riders.
- Smart payment systems: what you need to know.
- How technology drives new mobility.
In the backdrop of one of North America’s oldest cities, come and learn about the latest in software that can learn on its own and predict the behaviour of its users. Hear how technology can lead to operational efficiencies, drive customer satisfaction, reduce overhead, and in many ways pay for itself while doing so.
‘Come from away’ to CUTA’s Spring Symposium in charming St. John’s!
Established in 1497, St. John’s is one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in North America. The most easterly city in Canada, it is only 3 hours’ flying time from Toronto.
Wander along the city’s steep, narrow streets and hidden alleyway. These are some of the oldest streets in the new world.
Enjoy the iconic and colourful “Jellybean Row” houses.
From the harbour, take in spectacular cliff and ocean views where hundreds of years of maritime history unfolded.
Perched high on a cliff is The Rooms, home to an extensive collection of artifacts, art, and archival records, and next to the twin clock towers of the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Hike up nearby Signal Hill to visit Cabot Tower, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s discovery of Newfoundland. It was on Signal Hill in 1901 that Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi first proved that a wireless message could be transmitted across the ocean.
Visit nearby Quidi Vidi, a delightful old-world fishing village.
Immerse yourself in tradition with a “Screech-in” or a “Jigg’s dinner.” Don’t forget to kiss the cod!
Join the locals and have a rollicking time exploring the pubs, bars and restaurants of pedestrian-friendly George Street.
Take a day trip to spot whales and icebergs!
Newfoundlanders are known for their warmth, colourful language, tall tales and more. This is a city and an experience you won’t forget!