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Transport Futures: Intercity Travel Conference

Transport Futures: Intercity Travel Conference November 27, 2017 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Can Ontario’s intercity bus and rail services compete with car and air travel? Find out at the Transport Futures Intercity Travel Conference where international and local experts will discuss challenges and opportunities from several perspectives: history and culture; planning and infrastructure; technology and interoperability; customer service and demand; modal competition and safety; finance and funding; risk and delivery; governance and politics.

Together we'll explore how multiple services can coexist efficiently, fulfil different functions, build a cohesive transportation network and make effective use of limited tax dollars.

With provincial and municipal elections taking place in 2018, the time to discuss intercity travel is now!

Our confirmed speakers include: ·

  • Michael Schabas, Partner, First Class Partnerships UK 
  • Hon. David Collenette, Ontario Advisor for High Speed Rail and former Federal Transport Minister 
  • Corina Moore, President and CEO, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission 
  • Doug Switzer, President and CEO, Ontario Motor Coach Association and Motor Coach Canada
  • Carsten Puls, President, Deutsche Bahn Engineering and Consulting USA 
  • Peter Crockett, Chief Administrative Officer, Oxford County 
  • Derrick Toigo, Executive Vice-President, Civil - Roads and Transit, Infrastructure Ontario 
  • Paul Nimigon, Vice President – Rail, WSP 
  • Paul Langan, Founder, High Speed Rail Canada
  • Murtaza Haider, Associate Professor, Ryerson University · ... others to be announced soon! 

 As a High Speed Rail Canada supporter, you are eligible for a 10% discount – use code (DC) HSRC8 when registering. Seating is limited and early bird rates are in effect until October 23. For details, please visit or email