CUTA Spring Symposium 2019

May 14, 2019 to May 16, 2019


CUTA Technology in Transit Symposium 2019 – St. John's NFLD

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.

This event will run from Tuesday, May 14 to Thursday, May 16 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and is being graciously hosted by Metrobus and the St. John’s Transportation Commission.

Cost to attend:

Member: $600 Non-member: $750

Late registration: As of May 8, a $50 late fee will apply.

For more information, please contact Jason Allen at (416) 365-9800 extension 102.


Nora Young

Host of CBC Radio’s Spark | Author of The Virtual Self

Nora Young is an informed and ideal guide for anyone looking to examine—and plan for—the  ever-changing high-tech landscape; she helps audiences understand trends in social media, big  data, wearable tech and more, while showing them how to better protect their privacy in our  increasingly digital world. The host and creator of Spark on CBC Radio, and the author of The Virtual Self, she demystifies technology and explains how it is shaping our lives and the larger world in which we live.

Young was the founding host of CBC Radio’s Definitely Not The Opera, where she often  discussed topics related to new media and technology. Her work has appeared online, on television, and in print. Along with Cathi Bond, she has been a hobby podcaster of The Sniffer since 2005. Her favourite technology is her bicycle.

CUTA Spring Symposium 2019

May 14, 2019 to May 16, 2019

St. John's Convention Centre
50 New Gower St, St. John's, NL