24/05/2022 - 20/06/2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 10-module program will take place over a Tuesday and five(5) Mondays, in May and June.

The overall course objective is to deepen participants’ existing understanding of TIS and further their knowledge in advanced areas of TIS and enable them to apply and integrate this knowledge into their own work.

Program dates begin at 8:45 AM and run as ½ day sessions.

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Session Time – 8:45AM-12PM with 15 min mid-morning break

Module & Title Duration Dates
MODULE 1: Introduction to TIS
Presenter(s): Mehemed Delibasic, McIntosh Perry; Sabbir Saiyed, Regional Municipality of Peel
Guest Presenter(s): Jillian Britto, Town of Caledon; Pirooz Davoodnia, City of Vaughan
3 hr May 16
MODULE 2: Advanced Synchro Model Calibration
Presenter: Jordan Hart-Bishop, TTC
This session discusses topics related to the completing traffic analysis in Synchro with a focus on the presenting and explaining key parameters and their impact on the results. The presentation focuses on three aspects, vehicle flow and volume adjustments, role of signal timings and parameter settings, and an overview of Synchro results that are commonly relied on. The presentation will show how these items are related to the on-street conditions and how they can be adjusted in Synchro. Information related to the outputs and how they can be used will also be presented.

MODULE 3: Introduction to Modelling Software

  • Phil Weber, CIMA+ (Arcady/Rodel)
    This session will introduce ARCADY, a program originating in the United Kingdom and used worldwide for the capacity analysis of roundabouts. It will provide some background on the research behind the development of ARCADY and the geometric parameters it relies upon as inputs, and provide a brief overview of the program itself and its features.
  • Keyur Shah, HDR Inc. (Vissim/Aimsun)
    The application of micro-simulation software in the transportation planning and traffic engineering are beyond typical intersection assessment to find out delays, level of service and queuing. Typically, we have been observing the congestion in urban facilities extend to upstream intersections and therefore, the delays derived from a Synchro, Arcady software are underestimated.  Therefore, the application of micro-simulation tools is essential to conduct a ‘system-wide’ transportation assessment for various types of transportation facilities within a single platform.  For example, these tools allow to analyze the operational issues of freeways, interchange ramp terminals, roundabout, urban corridors with HOV and Transit lanes, etc.  This tools also allow to conduct a different level of analysis such as macro, meso and micro-simulation analysis for regional, area-level and local intersection assessment, respectively.
    The application of these software used to assess various ‘what-if’ scenarios such as lane closure during construction, assess benefits with various transportation network improvements such as with HOV lanes/ roundabout, and also to visualize operational benefits with simulation to public and stakeholders.
3.5 hr May 24
MODULE 4: Existing and Future Conditions
Presenter: Kassel Prince, McIntosh Perry
A transportation impact study assesses potential changes to road network operations pre and post implementation of a proposed development or redevelopment. This presentation will examine the preparation of existing and future study conditions, it’s components and considerations and will identify key aspects of each.

Four Step Model (Trip Generation / Distribution / Mode Split / Assignment)
Presenter: Kassel Prince, McIntosh Perry
Four step modeling is a procedure used for the forecasting of travel demand for a new or redeveloped site and applying this forecast to the study transport network.
2.5 hr May 30
MODULE 6: Multi Modal Assessment (LOS)
Presenter: Muna Awatta, Parsons

Transportation Demand Management
Presenter(s): Paul Grove, Elnaz Abotalebi, City of Vaughan
As the Province of Ontario continues to grow and accommodate new people and jobs, much of this growth is being directed to intensification areas. To ensure that this growth is sustainable, it is imperative that demand for single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) trips be managed effectively through Travel Demand Management (TDM) measures implemented through site development. Practicing TDM and encouraging sustainable transportation are becoming pivotal objectives and important considerations, changing the way we assess transportation impacts and make recommendations. The purpose of this presentation will be to introduce TDM, why it is important, how it is practiced, and how to incorporate it into site development and TIS. The presentation will also cover policies and procedures that are being developed and applied in the City of Vaughan.
3 hr June 6
MODULE 8: Parking
Presenter: Ralph Bond, BA Group
MODULE 9: Traffic Safety & Warrants
Presenter: Soroush Salek, CIMA+
The integrated approach to land use planning and road safety is a promising avenue to improve safety because these two fields are closely connected. This course will explore how road safety impacts of new developments can be assessed through in-service road safety reviews (ISRSR) and road safety audits (RSA). ISRSRs identify safety improvements for roadways currently in use and RSAs can be conducted at all stages of a project life cycle from planning to in-service. The course will also review policies and warrants of some important traffic control devices, such as all-way STOP control, traffic signals, and pedestrian crossovers.
3 hr June 13
MODULE 10: Site Plan Assessment
Presenter(s): Syed Nauman Tahir, Mahdi Boghaie, Chantal Wong, LEA Consulting
The site plan assessment process is a detailed review which examines the technical aspects of a proposed development. The design review focuses on safety, functionality and compatibility with the surrounding area, and explores potential safety or landscaping benefits it can bring to the neighbourhood. The module covers topics including site configuration, geometric design, site context, site and parking layout and impacts, parking garage layout, internal site circulation conflicts, pedestrian circulation and connections, AODA requirements, and auto-turn assessments.
3 hr June 20



FULL PROGRAM: Modules 1-10
$579 + HST $879 + HST
INDIVIDUAL DATES (6 Options – See above breakdown)
$109 + HST $169 + HST


OTC’s cancellation policy has been amended temporarily to provide flexibility for in-person events due to COVID-19.

  • Should a registrant decide to cancel attendance at an in-person event based on concerns around health or travel during the COVID-19 situation, OTC will provide a credit to the registrant should they cancel for this reason. Rescheduling to another event will be charged an admin fee of $75. Substitutions within 2 business days at no cost.
  • If a registrant would like to cancel and require a refund, the registration fee less 50% will be refunded.
  • If OTC must cancel an event, a full refund will be issued to registrants.