Ogden Lecture

- Free public lecture

Bookings are Essential

Please register your attendance via the Google Form no later than Tuesday 27 June 2017

The Ogden Transport Lecture flyer [.pdf 141 kB] is now available to download

Lecture Presenter

  • Professor Eric Miller, Director, University of Toronto Transportation of Research Institute, Canada

Lecture Topic

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

Lecture Date and Time

  • Thursday 29 June 2017
  • Refreshments: 5:15 pm
  • Lecture: 6:00 - 7:00 pm


  • State Library of Victoria
    Village Roadshow Theatrette
    Conference Centre (Entrance via Entry 3) La Trobe Street, Melbourne
  • Map of State Library of Victoria Venue (.pdf, 32KB) is available to download


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.

Speaker Biography

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 Modeling.


If you have further enquiries please contact:  Brenda O'Keefe