The Dean’s Lecture Series 2018-2019#UMTalkSmart
Smart Transportation: Travelling into the Future and Picking up Steam
Creative and modern approaches are needed to transport our city into the future. With infrastructure renewal and expansion, new neighbourhoods, emergency service requirements, public transit, bike paths, and more, there are many aspects to optimizing our transportation plans for the future. Winnipeg recently developed Smart Transportation Evolution and Advanced Mobility (STEAM). STEAM initiatives operate through the Advanced Mobility Intelligence System (AMIS). Let’s look at how STEAM can move our community forward and make our lives better.
Jonathan Foord is the City of Winnipeg’s Acting Traffic Signal and TMC Branch Head. He has additional roles as the Transportation Division Asset Management Lead, and Public Works Department Innovation Lead. He also co-chairs the Canadian Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technical committee on Advanced Traffic Management Systems.
Jonathan has been responsible for the design and implementation of Winnipeg’s first Transportation Management Centre (TMC). He continues to develop this system, a growing asset management foundation, and other digital-twin initiatives in order to further leverage cutting edge technology, partnerships, data, and cross-silo information sharing to do things, better, faster, and more efficiently.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Manitoba. In 2017, he was selected as one of Manitoba’s Future 40 Under 40, and in 2018 he was recognized with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Canada’s Young Leader Award.
Barry Prentice is a professor of Supply Chain Management, at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and a member of the Transport Institute. His major research and teaching interests include logistics, transportation economics, and trade policy. He holds degrees from Western University (1973), University of Guelph (1979) and University of Manitoba (1986).
Barry has authored or co-authored more than 300 research reports, journal articles and contributions to books. His scholarly work has been recognized for excellence in national paper competitions and awards. In 1999, National Transportation Week named him Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year. In 2018, his proposal for an “Electric Cargo Airship System” won the People’s Choice Award at the CanInfra Challenge.
Joseph Kornelsen is chair and a founding member of Functional Transit Winnipeg, the leading transit advocacy organization in the city. He is dedicated to making transit Winnipeg’s most convenient mode of transportation. In 2017, he was a leader of the #sardineaward campaign with 100 Winnipeg groups coming together to protect transit service and affordability, and he brought several organizations together to host internationally-renowned transit planner, Jarrett Walker.
Joseph is active in his West End community. He served as board treasurer on the Spence Neighbourhood Association and with Friends of Sherbrook Pool, and has worked at the West End BIZ. Joseph holds a BA in Economics from the University of Winnipeg, and is frequently published in the Winnipeg Free Press.
Mark Cohoe is Executive Director of Bike Winnipeg, an organization focused on the development of Winnipeg’s growing bike network and evolving bike culture. With Bike Winnipeg, he has met and chatted with people from all parts of the city as they attempt to navigate the city by bike, and experienced the barriers to riding a bike that keep so many people from cycling.
Mark has also led groups of people across the city on bike to explore Winnipeg’s unique landscape, history, art and architecture. These experiences have inspired his firm belief that Winnipeg has the potential to be one of the world’s great cycling cities, where every road is safe for cycling, all bike paths are connected, and riding a bike is normal and always fun.
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