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News Article | April 19, 2017
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- La décision confirme notre conviction que Metrolinx n'a pas agi de façon appropriée en tentant d'éviter les dispositions de résolution des différends prévues au contrat - Bombardier demande des négociations constructives avec Metrolinx afin de trouver une nouvelle piste de solution pour servir les Ontariens - L'entreprise est en bonne voie de livrer des véhicules légers sur rail de haute qualité et à la fine pointe de la technologie pour soutenir l'expansion de la ligne Eglinton Crosstown Bombardier a émis aujourd'hui la déclaration suivante relativement au jugement en sa faveur de la Cour supérieure de justice de l'Ontario relativement à sa requête visant à empêcher la résiliation injustifiée de son contrat avec Metrolinx : Nous sommes très satisfaits du jugement de la Cour. La décision confirme notre conviction que Metrolinx n'a pas agi de façon appropriée en tentant d'éviter les dispositions de résolution des différends prévues au contrat. Les centaines d'employés de Bombardier Transport en Ontario se sont engagés à faire un succès des projets d'expansion du réseau de transport léger sur rail, et nous sommes en bonne voie de livrer à temps des véhicules de haute qualité et à la fine pointe de la technologie pour soutenir l'expansion de la ligne Eglinton Crosstown. Il est dommage que Bombardier ait eut à faire appel aux tribunaux pour régler cette affaire, et nous espérons que le jugement d'aujourd'hui permettra aux parties d'axer leurs efforts sur la livraison, à temps et conformément au budget, des projets d'expansion du réseau de transport léger sur rail. Nous sommes impatients de nous asseoir avec Metrolinx pour trouver une piste de solution créant de la valeur pour toutes les parties : Bombardier, Metrolinx et les Ontariens. Nous avons ultimement tous le même objectif : faire progresser les projets et nous assurer que les résidents de la grande région de Toronto et de Hamilton bénéficient du système de transport le plus efficace, le plus confortable et le plus fiable au monde. Bombardier Transport est un chef de file mondial dans le secteur des technologies ferroviaires. Elle offre la plus vaste gamme de produits et de services de l'industrie, couvrant toutes les solutions de transport ferroviaire : des trains aux sous-systèmes et à la signalisation, mais aussi des systèmes de transport complets, des solutions de mobilité électrique et des services de maintenance. En tant qu'entreprise innovante, elle réalise sans cesse de nouvelles avancées en matière de mobilité durable. Elle fournit des solutions intégrées très avantageuses pour les exploitants, les passagers et l'environnement. Ses produits et services sont en exploitation dans plus de 60 pays. Bombardier Transport, dont le siège mondial est situé à Berlin, en Allemagne, emploie environ 37 150 personnes. Bombardier est le leader mondial de la fabrication d'avions et de trains. Regardant vers l'avenir tout en repoussant les limites du présent, Bombardier fait évoluer la mobilité en répondant à la demande mondiale en moyens de transport plus efficaces, plus durables et plus agréables. Notre leadership résulte d'un vaste éventail de véhicules, de services et, surtout, de nos employés. Le siège social de Bombardier est situé à Montréal, au Canada. Nos actions (BBD) se négocient à la Bourse de Toronto, et nous sommes l'une des entreprises composant l'indice de durabilité Dow Jones Sustainability North America. Pour l'exercice clos le 31 décembre 2016, nos revenus ont été de 16,3 milliards $. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l'adresse bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter : @Bombardier. Pour des communiqués, de la documentation connexe et des photos, visitez notre galerie de presse à l'adresse www.bombardier.com/fr/galerie-de-presse.html. Pour recevoir nos communiqués, visitez notre section fil de presse RSS ou suivez Bombardier Transport sur Twitter @BombardierRail. Bombardier est une marque de commerce de Bombardier Inc. ou de ses filiales. Vous pouvez également adresser vos questions spécifiques à nos contacts mondiaux.


News Article | December 8, 2016
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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2016) - Yesterday the Premier of Ontario announced a historic milestone - the goal of workforce inclusion and diversity on the Eglinton Crosstown transit project. In a Declaration signed by Metrolinx, project contractor Crosslinx, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Infrastructure Ontario, the United Way and the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), all agreed to a program of training and hiring workers from historically disadvantaged communities and equity seeking groups. The intent is to have apprentices and journeypersons from these groups perform ten percent of the project trade hours. This will result in over 300 careers for young people who otherwise may not have found the way to enter the skilled trades workforce. "A Community Benefits Agreement is powerful tool to overcome the historical underrepresentation of minorities and women in the construction industry. Jobs in the construction trades are good, well-paying jobs with benefits and a focus on safety. They can also be green jobs. Most importantly, workers have the opportunity to help build up their communities with the sense of pride, ownership and responsibility that engenders. The TCBN was established four years ago as a community-labour alliance to realize this goal Now that we have this Declaration signed, we will work together with our partners to implement the community benefits program, monitor and evaluate its outcomes and replicate the model in future infrastructure builds." said Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director of the TCBN. Initiated by the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, the TCBN's membership has grown to over sixty community and union organizations, and is supported by the United Way, Atkinson, Metcalf and Trillium Foundations. It is co-chaired by John Cartwright of the Labour Council and Lekan Olawoye of The 12 Community Alliance. Construction union training centres in Toronto have already created or are supporting programs to prepare young people from marginalized communities with the skills sets needed to access these jobs. The media event was held at the Tradelinx pre-apprenticeship training workshop of the Labour Education Centre. And for the first time in North America, there is also a pipeline created for professional, administration, and technical jobs. To date more than forty new hires have been made by Crosslinx into these occupations. The Declaration can be found at http://ow.ly/Madf306Uq9K


News Article | November 22, 2016
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- Increases scope of work to operate AMT's fleet on all of its commuter rail lines Editors Note: To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/AME_Montreal%20OM.jpg Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today announced that it has been awarded an eight-year contract by Montréal's Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) for the Operations and Maintenance of the AMT commuter rail fleet on all of its six lines in the greater Montréal area. The contract is valued at approximately $331 million CAD ($246 million US, 231 million euro). The agreement includes a two-year option. The new contract took effect on November 18, 2016. "AMT's commuter rail service is one of the most important in North America and has been a growing success story for many years, and Bombardier is honoured to be a partner in its development." said Benoît Brossoit, President, Bombardier Transportation, Americas Region, "This continued confidence in the quality of our services confirms Bombardier's leadership position and highlights our strong services portfolio." Bombardier has been providing Maintenance services for AMT since 2010. With this new contract, Bombardier's scope of work will not only cover the maintenance of AMT's entire fleet of 264 coaches and 41 locomotives, but will also extend to the Operations of AMT's commuter rail services. Over the past 12 months, Bombardier's average on-time performance for maintenance of the AMT fleet has been 99.87 percent, offering market-leading results even in harsh winter conditions. "Agence métropolitaine de transport is happy to continue its partnership with Bombardier", said Stéphane Lapierre, Vice president Operations, at AMT. "We have a longstanding positive relationship that is based on the common objective of bringing state-of-the-art mobility solutions to the Greater Montréal area" As a world-leading supplier of third party rail services, Bombardier offers added-value to its customers by providing integrated fleet support and solutions. Our comprehensive asset management services help deliver lower life-cycle costs for vehicle fleets, while maintaining high availability rates and on-time performance. By offering dependable and steadfast services to AMT and its entire customer base, Bombardier works at offering the quality of service and enhanced passenger experience necessary to help increase ridership and improve regional mobility. Bombardier Transportation is the only global rail manufacturer with an important presence in Canada, with a workforce of more than 4,000 highly qualified employees. Every day, millions of Canadians in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver rely on Bombardier urban rail vehicles and services to provide comfortable, safe and reliable public transit. An established Bombardier customer, AMT is the second largest commuter train transit system in Canada and the sixth largest region in terms of traffic in North America, with an annual ridership of more than 19,000,000 on its commuter rail service. In addition to operating the commuter trains in the metropolitan area, AMT is the organization responsible for planning, integrating and coordinating mass transit services in the Greater Montreal area. Over the years, Bombardier has provided AMT with commuter rail cars, electric multiple units, dual-powered locomotives, as well as BOMBARDIER BiLevel and multilevel commuter rail cars. Worldwide, Bombardier maintains more than 9,000 rail vehicles. In North America, Bombardier provides maintenance and/or operations services to transit systems including the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), the Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit project (SunRail) train service, the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, Metrolinx/GO Transit in Toronto, New Jersey Transit, North County Transit District in North San Diego County, OC Transpo in Ottawa, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority and TransLink's West Coast Express commuter rail system in British Columbia. Bombardier also supports transit systems with overhaul and refurbishment programs as well as with material and technology solutions. Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,400 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries. Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier. For news releases, related material and photos, visit our media centre at www.bombardier.com/en/media-centre.html. Please subscribe to our RSS Feed to receive press releases or follow Bombardier Transportation on Twitter @BombardierRail. Bombardier, BiLevel and The Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. You can also contact one of our worldwide contacts for specific press inquiries.


News Article | November 22, 2016
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„Das Nahverkehrsangebot der AMT zählt zu den wichtigsten in Nordamerika und eilt seit vielen Jahren von Erfolg zu Erfolg. Bombardier ist stolz darauf, als Partner an dieser Entwicklung mitzuwirken", so Benoît Brossoit, President bei Bombardier Transportation für die Region Nord-, Mittel- und Südamerika. „Das anhaltende Vertrauen in die Qualität unserer Dienstleistungen untermauert die führende Position von Bombardier und verdeutlicht, wie überzeugend unser Dienstleistungsangebot ist." Weltweit werden mehr als 9.000 Schienenfahrzeuge von Bombardier gewartet. In Nordamerika bietet Bombardier Wartungs- und/oder Betriebsleistungen für Verkehrsanbieter wie die Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), den Zugverkehr im Rahmen des Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit project (SunRail), den Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, Metrolinx/GO Transit in Toronto, New Jersey Transit, North County Transit District im County North San Diego, OC Transpo in Ottawa, die South Florida Regional Transportation Authority und das West Coast Express-Nahverkehrsnetz von TransLink British Columbia. Zudem unterstützt Bombardier Verkehrsbetreiber mit Überholungs- und Modernisierungsprogrammen sowie Material- und Technologielösungen. Bombardier Transportation ist ein weltweit führender Hersteller von Bahntechnik und verfügt über das breiteste Portfolio der Branche. Zur Produktpalette zählen das gesamte Spektrum schienengebundener Fahrzeuge, Fahrzeugkomponenten sowie Signal- und Steuerungstechnik. Zudem bietet das Unternehmen komplette Transportsysteme und ist erfolgreich in den Bereichen Bahndienstleistungen und Elektromobilität aktiv. Als innovativer Vorreiter setzt Bombardier Transportation kontinuierlich neue Standards für nachhaltige Mobilität und schafft mit integrierten Verkehrslösungen entscheidende Vorteile für Transportunternehmen, Fahrgäste und Umwelt. Mit seinen Produkten und Dienstleistungen ist der Konzern in über 60 Ländern vertreten. Bombardier Transportation hat rund 39.400 Beschäftigte. Die Konzernzentrale befindet sich in Berlin. BOMBARDIER, BiLevel und The Evolution of Mobility sind eingetragene Marken der Bombardier Inc. oder ihrer Tochterunternehmen


TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - In the news release, "Time is money: Commuters value time most and willing to pay more to drive, Deloitte report," issued earlier today by Deloitte, please be advised that the link in the tenth paragraph should direct to "https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/public-sector/articles/change-direction.html" rather than "https://preview2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/public-sector/articles/change-direction.html" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. Time is money: Commuters value time most and willing to pay more to drive, Deloitte report Current GTA transportation solutions do not meet the diverse needs of commuters TORONTO, ON -- November 22, 2016 -- Toronto is a world class city, but one with longstanding commuting and congestion challenges. A new study released today from Deloitte, Changing Directions: Rethinking working and commuting in the GTA, found that current transportation solutions are not meeting the diverse needs of today's commuters. Time is the vital currency, which is why the majority of people (65 percent) drive to work. According to Deloitte, driving to work is faster by 15 minutes on average, and over half (54 percent) of office buildings in the GTA are located beyond the reach of rapid transit making commuting by car the only option. Metrolinx estimates that the inefficiency in the GTA's transportation systems costs the region $6 billion every year -- $2.7 billion in economic impacts, and $3.3 billion in social impacts. "The commuter is missing from today's conversation," said Ryan Brain, Deloitte's Managing Partner for the Toronto Region. "We see opportunity to focus on understanding -- and fulfilling -- the diverse needs of people grappling with how to get to and from work efficiently, now knowing that time is often the ultimate deciding factor in determining one's commute." The ways people want to live and work in the GTA is changing at an exponential rate, and will only become more diverse. A significant portion of the workforce no longer works from a traditional office -- they work from home, at client locations, while travelling, or even in coffee shops. And over the next 30 years, the GTA is expected to create one million new jobs in locations that do not yet exist or may not be confined to a corporate location at all. "Our current transportation systems are built to align with traditional working models," said Brain. "But we know that new working models are emerging enabling greater flexibility that allows people to perform work according to their own needs, which in many cases are falling outside of traditional norms." This new world of work, characterized by individual empowerment, will require business to rethink their traditional one-size-fits-all working models in favour of more flexible and mobile operations, designed to address the diverse needs of individuals. To help understand the diverse experiences that exist in the GTA's commuting ecosystem, commuter archetypes were developed from Statistics Canada data and secondary research. Archetypes represent a range of commuting experiences, from the Multi-Tasking Motorist that treats their car as an office allowing them to be productive while on the move, to the Environmental Evangelist who rents within short cycling distance of the office to keep their environmental footprint small. "Despite the diversity within the region, the primary conversation about transportation in the GTA has remained the same; build and maintain infrastructure," continued Brain. "This conversation falls short of addressing the needs of commuters. Better commuting solutions start with better conversations." Shifting the conversation away from 'top down' infrastructure planning, and toward 'bottom up' customer-focused planning is part of the bold thinking Deloitte's recent report, The Future Belongs to the Bold encourages Canadian business leaders to adopt. The full report and additional resources related to these findings are available at: https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/public-sector/articles/change-direction.html. Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.


News Article | November 22, 2016
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- Ce nouvel accord poursuit notre partenariat à long terme avec l'Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) - Il élargit la portée des travaux à l'exploitation du parc de véhicules de l'AMT sur l'ensemble de ses lignes de trains de banlieue - Ce nouveau contrat renforce la position de chef de file de Bombardier en tant que fournisseur de services ferroviaires Note aux rédacteurs : Pour voir la photo associée à ce communiqué, veuillez visiter le lien suivant : http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/AME_Montreal%20OM.jpg Bombardier Transport, chef de file de la technologie ferroviaire, a annoncé aujourd'hui avoir remporté un contrat de huit ans avec l'Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) de Montréal pour l'exploitation et la maintenance de son parc de trains de banlieue, pour les six lignes desservant le Grand Montréal. La valeur de ce contrat s'élève à environ 331 millions de dollars CA (246 millions de dollars US, 231 millions d'euros) et l'accord comprend une option de prolongation de deux ans. Ce nouveau contrat est entré en vigueur le 18 novembre 2016. « Le réseau de trains de banlieue de l'AMT est l'un des plus importants en Amérique du Nord, son histoire est riche de succès et Bombardier est fière de participer à son développement » a dit Benoît Brossoit, président, Bombardier Transport, région Amériques. « Cette nouvelle preuve de confiance dans la qualité de nos services confirme la position de chef de file de Bombardier et la solidité de notre portefeuille de services. » Bombardier fournit des services de maintenance à l'AMT depuis 2010. Avec ce nouveau contrat, la portée des travaux de Bombardier inclura non seulement la maintenance de tout le parc de 264 voitures et de 41 locomotives de l'AMT, mais aussi l'exploitation de son réseau de trains de banlieue. Au cours des 12 derniers mois, la performance moyenne de Bombardier concernant la réalisation de ses services de maintenance à l'heure du parc de l'AMT est de 99,87 %, offrant les meilleurs résultats du marché, même dans des conditions hivernales difficiles. « L'Agence métropolitaine de transport est heureuse de poursuivre son partenariat avec Bombardier », a déclaré Stéphane Lapierre, Vice-président Opérations, à l'AMT. « Nous avons une relation d'affaires positive de longue date, qui est basée sur l'objectif commun d'apporter des solutions de mobilité novatrices à la grande région de Montréal » Premier fournisseur mondial de services de transport ferroviaire en sous-traitance, Bombardier crée de la valeur ajoutée pour ses clients en leur offrant des solutions et un soutien intégré pour leur parc. Nos services complets de gestion des actifs nous permettent d'optimiser les coûts de cycle de vie des parcs de véhicules, tout en maintenant un haut niveau de disponibilité et de ponctualité. En offrant des services fiables et de qualité à l'AMT et une excellente expérience à l'ensemble de ses usagers, Bombardier s'emploie à offrir des services de qualité et une expérience améliorée pour les passagers afin de favoriser les niveaux d'achalandage et la mobilité régionale. Bombardier Transport est le seul constructeur ferroviaire d'envergure mondiale bien présent au Canada, où elle emploie quelque 4 000 personnes des plus qualifiées. Chaque jour, des millions de Canadiens à Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto ou Vancouver comptent sur les véhicules et les services ferroviaires de Bombardier pour leur fournir un transport collectif confortable, sécuritaire et fiable. Client établi de Bombardier, l'AMT est le deuxième plus important réseau de transport de trains de banlieue au Canada et la sixième région en importance en matière d'achalandage en Amérique du Nord, avec plus de 19 000 000 de déplacements sur son réseau de trains de banlieue en 2015. Outre l'exploitation du réseau de trains de banlieue du Grand Montréal, l'AMT est l'organisme responsable de la planification, de l'intégration et de la coordination des services de transport collectif dans la région. Au fil des ans, Bombardier a fourni à l'AMT des voitures de train de banlieue, des rames automotrices électriques, des locomotives bimodes, ainsi que des voitures de train de banlieue BOMBARDIER BiLevel et de type multi-niveaux. À l'échelle mondiale, Bombardier effectue la maintenance de plus de 9 000 véhicules ferroviaires. En Amérique du Nord, Bombardier fournit des services d'exploitation et/ou de maintenance pour les systèmes de transport collectif de la Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), du projet Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit (SunRail), du service de trains de banlieue Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC), de Metrolinx/GO Transit à Toronto, de New Jersey Transit, de North County Transit District (NCTD) du comté de North San Diego, d'OC Transpo à Ottawa, de la South Florida Regional Transportation Authority et du système de trains de banlieue West Coast Express exploité par TransLink en Colombie-Britannique. Bombardier offre également du soutien pour les systèmes de transport collectif grâce à ses programmes de remise à neuf et de modernisation ainsi qu'à ses solutions technologiques et de gestion des stocks. Bombardier Transport est un chef de file mondial dans le secteur des technologies ferroviaires. Elle offre la plus vaste gamme de produits et de services de l'industrie, couvrant toutes les solutions de transport ferroviaire : des trains aux sous-systèmes et à la signalisation, mais aussi des systèmes de transport complets, des solutions de mobilité électrique et des services de maintenance. En tant qu'entreprise innovante, elle réalise sans cesse de nouvelles avancées en matière de mobilité durable. Elle fournit des solutions intégrées très avantageuses pour les exploitants, les passagers et l'environnement. Ses produits et services sont en exploitation dans plus de 60 pays. Bombardier Transport, dont le siège mondial est situé à Berlin, en Allemagne, emploie environ 39 400 personnes. Bombardier est le leader mondial de la fabrication d'avions et de trains. Regardant vers l'avenir tout en repoussant les limites du présent, Bombardier fait évoluer la mobilité en répondant à la demande mondiale en moyens de transport plus efficaces, plus durables et plus agréables. Notre leadership résulte d'un vaste éventail de véhicules, de services et, surtout, de nos employés. Le siège social de Bombardier est situé à Montréal, au Canada. Nos actions (BBD) se négocient à la Bourse de Toronto, et nous sommes l'une des entreprises composant l'indice de durabilité Dow Jones Sustainability North America. Pour l'exercice clos le 31 décembre 2015, nos revenus ont été de 18,2 milliards $. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l'adresse bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter : @Bombardier. Pour des communiqués, de la documentation connexe et des photos, visitez notre galerie de presse à l'adresse www.bombardier.com/fr/galerie-de-presse.html. Pour recevoir nos communiqués, visitez notre section fil de presse RSS ou suivez Bombardier Transport sur Twitter @BombardierRail. Bombardier, BiLevel, L'évolution de la mobilité sont des marques de commerce de Bombardier Inc. ou de ses filiales. Vous pouvez également adresser vos questions spécifiques à nos contacts mondiaux.


News Article | November 22, 2016
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Current GTA transportation solutions do not meet the diverse needs of commuters TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - Toronto is a world class city, but one with longstanding commuting and congestion challenges. A new study released today from Deloitte, Changing Directions: Rethinking working and commuting in the GTA, found that current transportation solutions are not meeting the diverse needs of today's commuters. Time is the vital currency, which is why the majority of people (65 percent) drive to work. According to Deloitte, driving to work is faster by 15 minutes on average, and over half (54 percent) of office buildings in the GTA are located beyond the reach of rapid transit making commuting by car the only option. Metrolinx estimates that the inefficiency in the GTA's transportation systems costs the region $6 billion every year -- $2.7 billion in economic impacts, and $3.3 billion in social impacts. "The commuter is missing from today's conversation," said Ryan Brain, Deloitte's Managing Partner for the Toronto Region. "We see opportunity to focus on understanding -- and fulfilling -- the diverse needs of people grappling with how to get to and from work efficiently, now knowing that time is often the ultimate deciding factor in determining one's commute." The ways people want to live and work in the GTA is changing at an exponential rate, and will only become more diverse. A significant portion of the workforce no longer works from a traditional office -- they work from home, at client locations, while travelling, or even in coffee shops. And over the next 30 years, the GTA is expected to create one million new jobs in locations that do not yet exist or may not be confined to a corporate location at all. "Our current transportation systems are built to align with traditional working models," said Brain. "But we know that new working models are emerging enabling greater flexibility that allows people to perform work according to their own needs, which in many cases are falling outside of traditional norms." This new world of work, characterized by individual empowerment, will require business to rethink their traditional one-size-fits-all working models in favour of more flexible and mobile operations, designed to address the diverse needs of individuals. To help understand the diverse experiences that exist in the GTA's commuting ecosystem, commuter archetypes were developed from Statistics Canada data and secondary research. Archetypes represent a range of commuting experiences, from the Multi-Tasking Motorist that treats their car as an office allowing them to be productive while on the move, to the Environmental Evangelist who rents within short cycling distance of the office to keep their environmental footprint small. "Despite the diversity within the region, the primary conversation about transportation in the GTA has remained the same; build and maintain infrastructure," continued Brain. "This conversation falls short of addressing the needs of commuters. Better commuting solutions start with better conversations." Shifting the conversation away from 'top down' infrastructure planning, and toward 'bottom up' customer-focused planning is part of the bold thinking Deloitte's recent report, The Future Belongs to the Bold encourages Canadian business leaders to adopt. The full report and additional resources related to these findings are available at: https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/public-sector/articles/change-direction.html. Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.


WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - December 08, 2016) - Waterloo, Ontario based RideCo announced today that its driver partners are now insured under a new ridesharing insurance policy from Northbridge Insurance. RideCo is the first Canadian company to have such a policy in place, which opens the market for the growth of microtransit in Canada. Unlike a personal auto insurance policy, Northbridge Insurance's new commercial ridesharing policy will cover drivers from the moment they make themselves available to accept a ride request, up to the moment their passenger leaves their vehicle. "We worked with RideCo to design coverage that would meet the needs of their drivers and passengers, and be simple and easy to use." said Ilda Dinis, VP of Customer Experience and Marketing. "We're excited to partner with an innovative Canadian company that's focused on ride sharing." Prem Gururajan, RideCo Founder and CEO, added: "Shared rides in dynamically routed vehicles is key to making microtransit successful, and filling in the gaps where traditional transit solutions are inconvenient or inefficient. Northbridge Insurance's new insurance policy makes it easy for rideshare drivers to participate in the growth of microtransit services, thus making our cities more connected." Currently operating in the Waterloo region, passengers on the RideCo platform independently book door-to-door or hub-to-hub trips. RideCo's technology seamlessly matches their rides and facilitates shared trips, fulfilled by its driver partners. By sharing their rides, passengers save money and reduce the number of cars on the road. Unlike other shared-ride solutions that are only offered in high density downtown cores such as Toronto, the RideCo solution provides great sharing in high density as well as lower density cities and suburb-to-city scenarios. In addition to its consumer offering, RideCo licenses its dynamic transit platform to fleet operators. RideCo's platform was recently utilized for a one-year microtransit pilot in Milton, through a partnership with Metrolinx and Milton Transit. Based in Waterloo, RideCo has created the next generation logistics and shared-mobility platform. Our technology enables door-to-door and hub-to-hub shared rides everywhere, including lower density regions currently unserved by existing solutions. RideCo is forging the future for shared mobility and microtransit. Visit rideco.com for more information. Northbridge Insurance is a leading Canadian commercial insurer. Working with our broker partners, we focus on understanding the needs of our customers and on creating solutions that make a difference to their success. Visit www.nbins.com for more information.


Mammen G.,University of Toronto | Faulkner G.,University of Toronto | Buliung R.,University of Toronto | Lay J.,Metrolinx
BMC Public Health | Year: 2012

Background: The declining prevalence of Active School Transportation (AST) has been accompanied by a decrease in independent mobility internationally. The objective of this study was to compare family demographics and AST related perceptions of parents who let their children walk unescorted to/from school to those parents who escort (walk and drive) their children to/from school. By comparing these groups, insight was gained into how we may encourage greater AST and independent mobility in youth living in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Canada. Methods. This study involved a cross-sectional design, using data from a self-reported questionnaire (n =1,016) that examined parental perceptions and attitudes regarding AST. A multinomial logistic regression analysis was used to explore the differences between households where children travelled independently to school or were escorted. Results: Findings revealed that unescorted children were: significantly older, the families spoke predominantly English at home, more likely to live within one kilometer from school, and their parents agreed to a greater extent that they chose to reside in the current neighborhood in order for their child to walk to/from school. The parents of the escorted children worried significantly more about strangers and bullies approaching their child as well as the traffic volume around school. Conclusions: From both a policy and research perspective, this study highlights the value of distinguishing between mode (i.e., walking or driving) and travel independence. For policy, our findings highlight the need for planning decisions about the siting of elementary schools to include considerations of the impact of catchment size on how children get to/from school. Given the importance of age, distance, and safety issues as significant correlates of independent mobility, research and practice should focus on the development and sustainability of non-infrastructure programs that alleviate parental safety concerns. © 2012 Mammen et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Pritchard D.R.,Metrolinx | Miller E.J.,University of Toronto
Transportation | Year: 2012

Agent-based microsimulation models of transportation, land use or other socioeconomic processes require an initial synthetic population derived from census data, conventionally created using the iterative proportional fitting (IPF) procedure. This paper introduces a novel computational method that allows the synthesis of many more attributes and finer attribute categories than previous approaches, both of which are long-standing limitations discussed in the literature. Additionally, a new approach is used to fit household and person zonal attribute distributions simultaneously. This technique was first adopted to address limitations specific to Canadian census data, but could also be useful in U. S. and other applications. The results of each new method are evaluated empirically in terms of goodness-of-fit. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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