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21 November 2017

Congratulations to our Individual Awards Winners 2017!

The CUTA Individual Leadership Awards honour notable achievements by transit personnel in the categories of Distinguished Service, Excellence, and Heroism. This year at the CUTA Forum, we honoured seven individuals who provided remarkable services to the transit industry. In the category of Excellence, the award went to Mr. Benoît Robert from Communauto. The Distinguished Service awards went to Sharon Doyle from York Region Transit, Anita Wasiuta from BC Transit, Marvin Rotrand from Société de Transport de Montréal (STM), and Renée Lafrenière from Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO). In the category of Heroism, the award went to Katherine Watson and Dawn Sutton from Durham Transit. You can find a detailed description of the awards winners’ achievements here.

For further information please contact Marie-Noelle Tudieshe.

New Mobility Summit in Vancouver

In May of 2018, CUTA is looking forward to presenting a one and a half day summit in Vancouver on New Mobility Actors and their role in the urban mobility ecosystem.  Drawing in industry leaders from across the mobility sector, as well as academics and traditional transit system representatives, this full day of plenary events followed by a half day of workshops will be the place to be for every transit leader who is looking for cutting edge theory and practice on the topic.  We would like to thank TransLink for hosting this event. Stay tuned for more information on specific dates and the location of the conference hotel.

For further information, please contact Jason Allen.

CUTA 2018 Fall Conference & Transit Show in Toronto, Ontario

SAVE THE DATE! The 2018 CUTA Fall Conference will be held from November 18 – 21st, 2018 in dynamic Toronto, Ontario and co-hosted by the incredible TTC and Metrolinx!

Stay tuned as we develop an exciting conference program with your specific interests in mind.

Conference registration will open later in 2018. Be on the look-out for the notifications and future issues of EXPRESSions for more details.

Keep your eyes on CUTA’s website for exciting conference updates and plan to be with us in this vibrant city abuzz with activity.

Booking your Accommodations will be easy!

For the 2018 Fall Conference and Transit Show, we have selected the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel. Located just steps away from popular attractions like the CN Tower, the Air Canada Centre and the Rogers Centre, as well as Union Station and Billy Bishop Airport, this beautiful hotel offers the perfect combination of contemporary elegance, luxurious comfort and modern convenience right here in the heart of Toronto.

The CUTA Room Block will be opening in the spring of 2018. Delegates are encouraged to book early as the room block fills up quickly.

InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel
TEL + 1 (416) 597-1400

225 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
Toronto, Ontario
The Canadian Transit Show: November 20, 2018

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018 Fall Conference and Transit Show

Maximize your visibility and showcase your business at our upcoming 2018 Fall Conference and Transit Show in Toronto, Ontario.

CUTA is offering a range of promotional opportunities just for you. Do you have an idea or would like a custom opportunity?  Please contact us with any suggestios you may have – we welcome your input.

For further information please contact Paulina Cadena.

Canadian Ridership Trends Research Project

CUTA is seeking proposals from working groups to conduct CUTA’s Canadian Transit Ridership Trends Research Project. The objective of this project is to identify causal factors and their degree of effect on ridership trends. Interested groups are encouraged to submit proposals to CUTA no later than December 6th at 4:30PM EST.

The research project has the following objectives:

  1. To provide an assessment of the factors that are influencing changes in Canadian transit systems experiencing an increase or decrease in reported ridership
  2. Examination of socio-economic factors, transit operations factors, service levels, and reporting factors across Canada that may influence reported ridership through research and consultation with transit systems and affiliated organizations and statistical analysis
  3. Confirm the correlation between causal factors and the degree to which they influence current and future reported ridership trends across transit systems, and overall country
  4. Provide an assessment of how causal factors can vary in correlation and degree of influence by region
  5. Based on causal factors, identify management strategies and tools to boost ridership

For more information, please refer to the official Request for Proposal posted on CUTA’s website.

If you have any additional questions or would like to submit a proposal, you may contact Calvin Chia at extension 112.

CUTA Learning: 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.

Spots are filling up fast so be sure to register and reserve your spot as soon as possible.   

Transit Maintenance and Asset Management:  Learn to estimate and schedule facility and fleet maintenance programs: 2 spots left!

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

Welcome to New Members

Wendel – Cheryl L. Oakes, Williamsville, NY
Hyperlight Systems – Tamira Nasanbat, Vancouver, BC
Altus Group Limited – Alex Chan, Toronto, ON
P3-MATIC INC. – Farham Boroomand, Aurora, ON

Keep your membership up to date in 2017, contact