2017 Ogden Transport Lecture

Public Transport in Toronto: What can we learn from the last 20 years?

To register for this free seminar: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/its/ogden-lecture

 Thursday 29 June 2017

Time: 6 PM to 7 PM (refreshments available from 5:15 PM)

Venue:  State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette Conference Centre (Entrance via Entry 3) La Trobe Street, Melbourne


Toronto’s public transport system ‘success’ was once used to highlight opportunities to improve public transport in many American and Australian cities, particularly Melbourne. Twenty years after the publication of the late Paul Mees’ book “A Very Public Solution”, which profiled the Toronto experience, the state of public transport in Toronto looks quite different. How is public transport performing in Toronto now? What can cities like Melbourne learn from Toronto’s experience?

This year’s Ogden Lecture provides an overview of public transit planning and operations in Toronto; considers its performance and prospects; and by identifying lessons learned draws implications for public transport planning in cities like Melbourne.


Professor Eric J. Miller is Director of the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute. He is also Director of the University’s Data Management Group which is responsible for the largest travel survey data collection and management program in Canada, and the Travel Modelling Group, which works closely with transportation agencies to improve travel demand modelling practice in the Toronto region.  He is past-Chair of the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Travel Behavior and Values, the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research and the TRB Sub-Committee on Integrated Transportation – Land Use Modelling.