U of O prof explores freight on transit’s effect on greenhouse gases

Ozturk’s recent study, “An optimization model for freight transport using urban rail transit,” published in the European Journal of Operations Research examines how freight on transit (FOT), the practice of transporting freights using the public transit network, could be optimized in countries in order to eliminate greenhouse gases.

U of O Professor writes hyperlocal gritty novel, Omphalos

The novel is set in a near-future Ottawa in which corporations are phasing out the public sector, and conspiracies abound. Following the death of the CEO of the titular Omphalos Corporation, Detective Beldon seeks to find the killer, driven by a suspicion that the company is connected to the events of the previous novel.

How to make the LRT better for the long term

In the long run the most environmentally sustainable option is to have efficient and effective mass transit that encourages residents of Ottawa to leave their cars at home. The City has already said that it plans on dismantling part of the platform when it will no longer be needed and allowing the site to revert back to greenspace.

LRT magnetic field could interfere with science equipment

While construction of the new light rail transit (LRT) campus station might be inconvenient for commuters, it also introduces a new set of challenges for the University of Ottawa Faculty of Science’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility, which houses millions of dollars of research equipment.

LRT worth the setbacks

Delays aside, Ottawa needs the LRT Photo: CC- Pikto Chart Ottawa is on its way to joining the ranks of cities like Montreal and Toronto, and to do that is needs  fast, efficient public transit like the Light ...