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TTC gets with the times

TTC gets with the times

The Toronto Transit Commission is pondering the innovative ideas of allowing all-door boarding on streetcars and transfers that would be...

Lower drivers’ licensing rate among Alberta youth

Lower drivers’ licensing rate among Alberta youth

A couple of months ago, I reported that vehicle licensing rates among youth and young adults in British Columbia had...

Toronto’s traffic problems are so bad, businesses are willing to pay for solutions

Toronto’s traffic problems are so bad, businesses are willing to pay for solutions

This week, the Toronto Region Board of Trade and Ontario Chamber of Commerce urged government to raise taxes to support...

Most population growth in Canadian suburbs

Most population growth in Canadian suburbs

A new report by David Gordon and Isaac Shirokoff at Queen’s University School of Urban and Regional Planning has found...

City of Guelph User Guide the first of its kind in Canada

City of Guelph User Guide the first of its kind in Canada

The City of Guelph has just published a User Guide to Local Government, which is attempting to make its processes...

Choose transit, feel young!

Choose transit, feel young!

If transit were a soft drink, it might adopt the slogan, “Transit: The Choice of a New Generation”. Evidence continues to...

Are temporary workers contributing to labour market problems?

Are temporary workers contributing to labour market problems?

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program has come under fire in the past few weeks for increasing the jobless rate among Canadians....

You can’t go home again…

You can’t go home again…

Despite this warning, I’m throwing all caution to the wind and going home to Toronto. As my contract at the...

Insights from Dutch TOD practice

Insights from Dutch TOD practice

I started working on the iTOD project at the University of Amsterdam in July 2012. Our goal was to find...

Province of North Holland launches Maak Plaats!

Province of North Holland launches Maak Plaats!

Planning transportation and land use at a regional level is something that very few urban areas have done well. It’s...

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