Accelerating Transportation Electrification – Opportunities and Challenges

Chantal Guimont, President and CEO, Electric Mobility in Canada

With close to 25,000 electric vehicles on the road in Canada, more than 5 years after market introduction, the time for a strong national policy, with contributions from all stakeholders, public and private,  is even more relevant to move from an early adopter market to a mass market.

Awareness, incentives, infrastructure and availability of EVs are the key elements to make EVs an affordable choice now.  How can each player contribute directly to this objective, and make a difference in Canada’s GHG reduction targets.

Planning for Automated Vehicles in Cities

Sean Rathwell, Transit & Urban Mobility Specialist, Dillon Consulting Limited


Sean has more than 30 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors in Canada.  Following nearly 15 years working with Ottawa’s transit system, OC Transpo in a variety of service and infrastructure planning leadership roles, Sean joined an internationally renowned transportation consulting firm and worked on transit and rapid transit planning assignments throughout Canada, the US, Australia, and a number of other countries.  His most recent responsibility was leading that firm’s Integrated Mobility practice.  Sean is currently a Transit and Urban Mobility Specialist with Dillon Consulting Limited where he is leading Automated Vehicle and Integrated Mobility Development Initiative. Sean is also currently a member of the Canadian Urban Transit Association’s Board of Directors and an instructor for that organization’s Transit Planning Course.

Deep Cove Parking and Access Study

Floris van Weelderen, P.Eng, PTOE, Manager, Transportation Planning, MMM Group Limited


Located on the forested mountain slopes of North Vancouver in British Columbia, Deep Cove is a unique and beautiful place that attracts visitors from around the world.  This presentation addresses the traffic and parking problems that this idyllic waterfront community is experiencing given that while the number of visitors and special events in Deep Cove continues to increase, its capacity to accommodate those visitors remains unchanged.

How Connected Cars will Disrupt and Innovate the Parking Industry

Nathan Donnell, Director of Business Development – Parking, INRIX


There’s not a week that goes by without seeing or hearing something in the news about connected cars or autonomous vehicles. Company’s like Google and Apple are racing to be the first to market with a fully independent vehicle. What does this mean for the parking industry? Will this truly change inventory demands for both on and off street spaces? Join for an interactive conversation on how connected vehicles will change and revolutionize the parking industry.

Zero Parking Development in Calgary: Policy and Practice

Dale Lynch, P.Eng. PTOE, Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Calgary
Ezekiel Dada, Ph.D., P.Eng, Senior Associate, Bunt & Associates


The City of Calgary approved the City’s first zero-parking condominium, a residential development without any car parking in the building.  Following that City Council approved new parking policies to provide direction for implementation of future zero-parking multi-family developments throughout the City.

Demand-Based Parking Pricing – The Challenges and the Opportunities

Brett Bain, Director, Parking and Ground Transportation, Edmonton Airports
Theresa Hughes, CEO, Chauntry

Selling your parking at the right price, to the right customers, at the right time is a bit like looking for the Holy Grail. You might be surprised to learn that airports are very adept at this. Dynamic pricing in many parts of the world is commonplace. In our session we will look at what are the factors you need to take account of to arrive at the right price and how do you implement and manage your dynamic pricing going forward.

The Aesthetic Versatility of Modern Parking Structures

Brian J. Hall, Managing Director, Canadian Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute
Rolfe Kaartinen, Vice President, NORR Ltd.


Many regions of Canada now have specifications that outline the expectations for the aesthetics of today’s new modern parking structures. Modern parking facilities have become a community building type. Indeed, the role that they play as the point of entry to our cities, towns, campuses, airports and communities presents opportunities to integrate even more seamlessly into the fabric of the overall built environment. The integration of parking into the evolving mixed-use urban setting, and transportation systems, requires the modern parking facility to address new expectations regarding aesthetics, sustainability, functional and operational issues, including health and safety, and security.

This presentation will provide an overview of the many architectural finishes available with today’s modern parking facilities, along with methodologies to achieve them. We will also discuss combining multiple finishing and structural materials into a single parking project for maximum aesthetic versatility. Case studies of North American parking projects will be highlighted.

Big Data – Municipal Case Study

Nigel Bullers, CEO EasyPark
Cassius Jones, Smarking


Big data, it’s all the talk at conferences, but what does it really mean. This presentation will showcase how EasyPark approached accessing big data in a way that would benefit front line operations and impact change on a day to day basis. EasyPark will highlight a number of software solutions including Smarking that they utilize to capture parking data from EasyPark lots. Also showcased is their approach to raw data and the access on dashboards to represent a number of KPI’s; real time occupancy, real time revenues, parking durations, and many other key statistics. Additionally the data is also optimized for viewing on a mobile device.

North American E2EE EMV Implementation Case Study

Michael Hughes, Manager, NA Strategic Partner Sales, Moneris Solutions


Moneris will provide lessons learned from North America’s first U.S. and Canadian EMV implementations. Case studies will address implementation considerations for on-street and off-street pay stations including: contactless / mobile acceptance, CVM vs. No-CVM, tokenization, and gift / loyalty

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