Welcome to the Data Management Group of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Founded in 1988, the Data Management Group is the custodian of the data sets derived from the Transportation Tomorrow Surveys (TTS) on urban travel conducted in the years 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006. The 1986 and 1991 data files contain detailed information on over 500,000 trips in the Toronto and Hamilton areas. The 1996, 2001 and 2006 data contain over 650,000, 800,000 and 850,000 trips respectively, in South Central Ontario, from Waterloo Region to Peterborough County. The 2011 TTS, which covers a similar survey area as in 2006, is underway. These data sets form the factual basis for virtually every transportation planning study carried out in the area by and for local, regional and provincial agencies. In addition, the data sets form the empirical base for a wide variety of research projects.
The computer systems at this research centre support remote access to a set of computer programs and data files in support of a large scale simulation of the road and transit system in the Toronto and Hamilton areas. The result is a sharing of information and analysis framework between the participants, their consultants and the research community.