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16 October 2017


CUTA Appears Before Federal Committees         

Recently, CUTA CEO Patrick Leclerc has had the opportunity to appear before the House of Commons Finance Committee, on the government’s transit priorities for the 2018 budget, the House Justice Committee, on the effect the legalization of marijuana will have on those in safety sensitive positions, and the Senate Transport and Communications Committee, on autonomous vehicles. You can read his speeches and watch video of his committees on CUTA’s website under the 2017 heading of CUTA’s Government Submissions.

For more information contact Jeff Mackey.

CUTA Forum Innovation Lab: What you don’t want to miss!

The Innovative Lab at the CUTA Forum 2017 will showcase the latest in bus technology and greening initiatives, featuring electric buses and an autonomous vehicle. All delegates are invited to visit the Innovative Lab and speak with CUTA’s business members about the plans they have in place to advance the future of transit. The Innovation Lab is open to all CUTA Forum delegates.

When: All-day Monday, November 6th from at 9:30am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, November 5th during the Welcome Reception. There will be complementary shuttle service to and from the event and hotel.

Where: The state-of-the-art York Region Transit Operations, Maintenance and Storage facility.

For more information, please contact Paulina Cadena.

Register for the CUTA Forum 2017:  Route to Innovation
Network, learn and enjoy!

This year, York Region Transit is hosting the action-packed CUTA Forum 2017, with events ranging from sessions, to showcases, technology displays, and intimate networking spaces! To take full advantage of all that CUTA has to offer you this fall, join transit leaders from across Canada in attending the CUTA Forum 2017: Route to Innovation in beautiful Richmond Hill, ON.  Register now.

Accommodations: Please book your hotel as soon as possible!  Our special CUTA pricing has been extended for another week. Click here now to book your accommodation.

For more information, please contact Paulina Cadena.

CUTA Forum 2017: Events are Now Online!

The Program, Schedule-at-a-Glance, and the Committee Meetings for the CUTA Forum 2017 are now available online. With incoming expert speakers, fascinating in-depth sessions, and exciting technical tours, our learning and networking events will truly embody  the theme “Route to Innovation”.

The Showcase Gallery – Only a few spots left!

New at CUTA Forum 2017: The Showcase Gallery allows CUTA Business Members to display posters of their innovative products and services in the heart of the CUTA Forum 2017. Spaces in the Showcase Gallery are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This opportunity is only open to CUTA members. To join, please fill out a membership application and take advantage of all things CUTA!

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

The Showcase Garage – Spaces are filling up!

CUTA Forum host, York Region Transit has generously offered CUTA’s business members a limited number of spaces in their garage to exhibit transit vehicles and technology. Forum attendees will be able to visit both Sunday evening during the opening event at the YRT facility, and during the technical tours at the YRT garage.  Book your spaces now

New: In addition to the regular vehicle spaces at the Showcase Garage, CUTA just released 4 additional booths spaces, size 10x10 boasting a larger space for your vehicle. Book now!

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

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:

  • 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.

2018 Membership Directory Update - REMINDER

Just a friendly reminder to all primary contacts to update your information for the 2018 CUTA Membership Directory! Please click here to update your directory information as soon as possible.

The deadline has been extended until October 24, 2017.

For more information, please contact Winnie Tong at extension 101.

CUTA Learning Event - Transit Maintenance and Asset Management

One of CUTA’s most anticipated courses, Transit Maintenance and Asset Management, is now available for registration. Learn to estimate and schedule facility and fleet maintenance programs, as well as prepare a transit asset management plan and annual work plans.

Register and reserve your spot today:

Transit Maintenance and Asset Management:  Learn to estimate and schedule facility and fleet maintenance programs.  5 spots left!

Integrating Transportation, Transit and Land Use: Learn about transit’s role in each phase of the land use planning process. 5 spots left!

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

Welcome to New Members

Atlas Copco Tools & Assembly Systems (Canada) – Will Polumbo, Mississauga, Ontario

moovel North America – Mac Brown, Portland, Oregon

Keep your membership up to date in 2017. Contact membership@cutaactu.ca if you have any questions.