Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative

Welcome to WPTI

Thank you for visiting the website of the Waterloo Public Transportation Initiative (WPTI).

WPTI is a research group committed to providing expertise in the fields of transit planning and transportation engineering to address the challenges relevant to Canadian public transportation agencies. We are dedicated to promoting and improving public transit by executing an integrative approach to research in:
(1) improving transit operations;
(2) attracting riders; and
(3) capturing the regional benefits from transit agencies.

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Current Studies

September  2014
Global Transit Investments and Ridership

Earlier this month, the Pembina Institute released Fast Cities, a report that compared the current state of rapid transit implementation and utilization for Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa. In conjunction with this work, WPTI conducted an analysis of rapid transit investments and ridership that compares Canadian transit systems to those in the United States and abroad. Download the Full Report.


July  2014
Waterloo Cycling Study

Interested in improving cycling in the City of Waterloo? Cyclists of all skill levels are welcome to participate in a 2-week long study. WPTI and the City of Waterloo are confidentially collecting data on cycling habits and preferences to improve cycling in the City!

If you are interested in finding out more details about the study: email cityofwaterloocycles@gmail.com. Please click here for the Study Poster.

Currently, the study is also exploring shopping patterns in Uptown Waterloo. To provide your input in a short survey, click here.


July  2014
Gathering Transit Users' Perceptions

WPTI is piloting its Transit Survey App to collect data with a select number of participants. Click here for more information on this study.


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