2012 Solutions for Active Transportation Forum


Keynote Speaker:


Jeffrey M. Casello, P.E., Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies – Faculty of Environment, Associate Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and School of Planning University of Waterloo. 

CaselloProfessor Casello’s interests lie in urban transportation systems and their impacts on healthy and economically viable urban areas.  As such, he conducts research on the design and operation of public transportation systems, urban roadway systems, and facilities for non-motorized modes. His research aims to promote efficient, balanced transportation that enhances regional economic competitiveness and supports social mobility. 

He is an expert in the planning, design and operation of public transportation systems.  He is the lead author (with Vukan R. Vuchic) of Transit Planning for the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s (ITE) 3rd edition of the Transportation Planning Handbook.  He has written more than 30 articles or reports on transportation including a 2009 report for CUTA assessing the economic benefits of transit for Canada.  In addition, he is an acknowledged contributor to three seminal texts in the field of urban transportation: Urban Transit Systems and Technology and Urban Transit Planning, Operations and Economics, and Transportation for Livable Cities all by Professor Vuchic.

Professionally, Professor Casello has worked as a consultant, instructor and researcher with many transit agencies and cities in the US, Canada and abroad. These include Singapore (Land Transport Authority), Washington DC (WMATA), Houston (METRO), Philadelphia (SEPTA), the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (GRT), the City of Kingston, the City of London (LTC) and Mexico City (D.F.). Dr. Casello has also worked in the public sector for the New York State Department of Transportation.


Case Studies Speakers:

Daryl Bender, has worked with the City of Hamilton since 2007 as a Project Manager for Alternative Transportation.  In the past he has worked in TDM (Transportation Demand Management) at McMaster University, dealing with the parking/traffic crunch of the double co-hort in 2002/2003. He has instructed in the Transportation Engineering Technology program at Mohawk College, Hamilton, teaching courses in "Introduction to Traffic Signal Timing Methodology and Software" and "Freeflow Roadway Design - Freeways and Two-Lane Roadways". He has also guest lectured at McMaster University for a graduate course in the Sustainable Design of Communities, and has prepared transportation master plans and traffic impact studies for private consulting firms. Daryl is currently the president of ITE Hamilton Area Section (Institute of Transportation Engineers).


John Hill, is a Principal Planner for Transportation Demand Management at the Region of Waterloo, focussing mainly on the management of residential and corporate individualized marketing campaigns to promote sustainable travel behaviour. He also advises on the design of cycling and pedestrian facilities, and works to integrate these facilities with other modes of transportation.  John is dedicated to using technology to engage citizens in public decision making and spearheaded the use of GPS technology to inform the Region’s Active Transportation Master Plan. His multi-disciplinary approach continues to guide ongoing projects, which include: the development of TDM supportive parking policies, the design of a new multi-modal transit station in Kitchener, and the expansion of the Region of Waterloo’s commuter options program—TravelWise.



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