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  • 2022-05-19 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    May 25, 2022 (10 am-noon) – Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto & Online

    With Ontarians casting their votes on June 2, Transport Futures invites you to join us at our Provincial Election Transportation Debate on May 25! The Progressive Conservatives, NDP, Liberals and Greens will be asked tough but fair questions on how they'll solve a range of transport challenges: traffic congestion, multi-modal infrastructure funding, disruptive technologies, goods movement, equity, safety, governance, leadership and environmental impacts.

    For event details and to register, please visit https://transportfutures.ca/22debate or email info@transportfutures.ca.


  • 2021-12-24 7:46 AM | Anonymous

    Message from the Chair


    Earlier this year, we were hopeful that we might be able to return to some kind of in-person meetings, but as the pandemic continues to evolve at an accelerated pace, it looks like that may not happen, at least until after the winter next year.

    On a positive note, our virtual luncheon meetings have been quite successful. We have had great speakers again this year. We added breakout sessions to our meetings to provide members and their guests an opportunity to connect and discuss the presentation topic in smaller groups.
     
    This year, we were very happy to have Michelle Berquist join the GTTC Board as a new Director. Click for more information

    We have made members’ contact information available to other members on our Website. We will also be adding members’ organization info, which will be available for public viewing. If there is anything you would like to see included on our Website, please send us an email at info@gttconline.com.

    We would like to encourage more individuals from the public sector to join the GTTC. If anyone knows of a public sector, senior-level, candidate that may be interested, please let any of our Board Executives know. You can find a link to their email on the Website's About Us page.

    Membership fees for 2022 will be offered at a reduced rate. Look out for your membership renewal email in early January.

    On behalf of the GTTC, I and our Board Executives would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday.

    Stay safe.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Chiu
    GTTC Chair


  • 2021-10-21 6:43 AM | Anonymous

    October 21, 2021 

    GTTC is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Berquist to the Board of Directors.

    " It’s a honour to become a co-host of this forum where the GTA's most powerful transportation authorities expand their minds and deepen their relationships to strengthen our collective ability to serve."

    Michelle joined the City of Toronto in 2019 to initiate and manage a planning unit within the Transportation Services division. Her new and growing team plans for neighbourhoods and precincts where we all have 'freedom to move' – a vision she became committed to during her time at City of Mississauga while leading the development of the City's first Transportation Master Plan.

    Michelle teaches the art of planning studies as the instructor of the capstone project course in the University of Toronto Master of Science in Planning program. She always welcomes opportunities to facilitate lifelong learning in the field of 'plangineering', and looks forward to animating this forum of learning and bond-building for the GTA's transportation authorities and leaders as a Board Member at GTTC.


  • 2020-12-22 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    2020 has been a year like no other. Coronavirus has affected our lives in ways we couldn’t have imaged. We had no idea back in February that Smart Cities, Managing Public Digital Infrastructure, would be our last in-person luncheon for the year.

    Fortunately, with the help of technology, we held four successful virtual luncheon meetings this year. We were even able to include some out-of-town guests that would not normally be able to attend in-person luncheons.

    We finally launched our new website this year, to provide a better and more collaborative experience for our members, and make registration and payment easier. Our website URL, gttconline.com (which we considered updating earlier this year), has now taken on more relevance.

    We encourage you to keep the discussions going on our forum page
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    For all our current members who paid the full membership in 2020, we will be extending your membership for 2021 and waiving the membership fees for the year.

    As we move into a new, and hopefully better year, I would like to thank the Board, our loyal members, and guests, for keeping alive the dialogue of topical issues relating to transportation policy, planning, operation and service provision across the GTA (a 94-year-old tradition).

    On behalf of the Board, I wish you all a very Safe and Happy Holiday Season.

    We look forward to seeing you online in 2021.


    Sincerely,

    Michael Chiu
    GTTC Chair

  • 2020-07-24 6:46 AM | Anonymous

    Chris SpieringGTTC is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Spiering to the Board of Directors.

    Chris is currently with PRESTO as Manager, Scheme Governance & Oversight. He started his career in the private sector in a variety of consulting roles. He joined Metrolinx in 2014 working on the launch of UP Express and subsequently regional fare integration.

    Chris is a certified Project Manager and graduate from the Western Ivey Business School.


  • 2020-07-07 6:53 PM | Anonymous

    Recent months have certainly been challenging as we all navigate through a new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, there is no telling when things will be "back to normal" in any sense. 

    Health and safety is our highest priority, and due to the current safety precautions that prohibit us from hosting in-person meetings, we are in the process of planning a virtual meeting to be held, tentatively, later this month. Details will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

  • 2020-04-16 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    I hope that you are all well and safe.

    As the Coronavirus continues to impact all of us, I wanted to reach out to you directly to provide an update on GTTC meetings. 

    All future meetings will be postponed until further notice. We will update you once new dates can be confirmed. 

    Our original line up for April, would have been the City of Mississauga speaking on rapid transit corridors. We look forward to hearing from them in the near future. 

    In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones during these uncertain times.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Chiu
    GTTC Chair

Greater Toronto TransporTation Conference

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