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18 September 2017

CUTA to appear in front of Senate Committee to discuss impact of autonomous vehicles on transit

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:30 am, CUTA President and CEO, Patrick Leclerc will appear in front of the Senate Committee to discuss the impact of autonomous vehicles on transit. Join the live webcast here.  Patrick Leclerc will also appear in front of the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Finance on the parliamentary Pre-Budget Consultations.

For more information, please contact Jeff Mackey.

CUTA Event - Forum 2017: Route to Innovation in York Region Nov. 5-8

Register now for CUTA Forum 2017, the must-attend event this fall for transit professionals. Experience the high-quality networking and programming you’re familiar with at CUTA conferences with a few innovations to the format.

This Forum, designed to appeal to transit professionals from every level of your organization, features a lower price-point and the new and exciting Showcase Gallery, Theatre and Garage; where CUTA’s members will display and present on the latest industry innovations, products and projects. Many of your colleagues have already reserved their spots – join them and register today!

The Showcase Gallery has expanded! Book your space today before they sell out!

Due to popular demand, the Showcase Gallery at this year’s CUTA Forum 2017: Route to Innovation, has expanded to include 26 available Gallery Spaces (8ft x 4ft).

The Showcase Gallery is limited and spaces will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

For ease of access the floor plan is hosted by Map Dynamics, an interactive software that will allow you to:

  • Book your space and see where on the floor plan you have booked in real-time
  • Easily add additional items that you may need for your showcase
  • Take advantage of the low-cost logo placement on the live map leading up to the show
  • Share your company’s story with show attendees by adding a description when you register your booth.

This description will also be published in the Showcase Guide and Event App. The Showcase Gallery is only open to CUTA members. To join, please fill out a membership application and take advantage of all things CUTA!

Please note that a Showcase Gallery Handbook will be available shortly online.

We look forward to seeing you this November!

For more information, please contact our Events & Programs Coordinator, Marie-Noelle TUDIESHE.

Discounted Flights for the 2017 CUTA Forum:  Route to Innovation in Richmond Hill, Ontario -  November 5 to 8, 2017

Take advantage of the great discounts offered to get you to the Forum Event!

Air Canada:  discount of 10% using promo code YCPR7H71.
Porter Airlines: discount of 10% using promo code R2I017.
WestJet:  discount of 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares using promo code KGZ9YG.

For more information, please contact  Paulina Cadena.

Webinar - Concordia University’s TRIP Lab's Itinerum™: Smartphone Travel Survey Platform

CUTA will be hosting a webinar in collaboration with Concordia University’s TRIP Lab on their free Smartphone-based Travel Survey Platform: Itinerum™. Join us on Wednesday, October 18th from 1:30PM – 2:30PM as Zachary Patterson PhD from Concordia University showcases Itinerum. Please register for the webinar here.

This webinar will showcase the Itinerum Platform by providing the following information:

  • Introduction to Itinerum
  • How to create your own smartphone-based travel surveys for free
  • How organizations and institutions like STM, BIXI, University of Toronto has used Itinerum
  • Future directions for Itinerum

For more information or to troubleshoot webinar issues, please contact Calvin Chia at extension 112.

The 2017 edition of the “Street Side Guide,” published by the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation (CTHF) is now available

First produced in 1993, the Guide represents the 10th edition of this important publication, serving as a handy complement to CUTA’s Canadian Transit Fleet Fact Book. Compiled by the CTHF in collaboration with CUTA, the guide contains 194 pages of current fleet information for Canada’s transit systems in a compact spiral bound format. It is illustrated with a 30-page colour photo section and includes information on vehicle manufacturers and purchasing trends, as well as an analysis of the 2017 transit vehicle scene and a listing of the description and location of preserved Canadian transit vehicles.

The Street Side Guide differs from CUTA’s Canadian Transit Fleet and On-board Equipment Fact Book in that it provides information on bus models, manufacturers and number of vehicles, while CUTA’s Fleet Report provides fleet operating statistics such as vehicle kilometres, fuel and energy expenses, and on-board equipment for active vehicles. CUTA’s 2016 Fleet Report is due out later this fall. 

The 2017 Street Side Guide is available from the CTHF website at at $30 for CTHF members and $35 for non-members, plus shipping and handling. Net proceeds from the sale Street Side Guides support the CTHF’s work as a voice and resource for preserving and promoting Canada’s transit history.

For more information, please contact Michael Roschlau, CTHF.

Learning Event – Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

Our Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining course provides on-the-job insights from a practicing arbitrator and a labour lawyer. Spots are filling up so be sure to register today! 

Labour Relations & Collective Bargaining: Learn how to negotiate a successful agreement. 2 spots left!

Transit Maintenance and Asset Management:  Learn to estimate and schedule facility and fleet maintenance programs.  6 spots left!

Integrating Transportation, Transit and Land Use: Learn about transit’s role in each phase of the land use planning process. 6 spots left!

For more information, please contact Sarah Ingram at extension 115.