The Data Management Group (DMG) was established in 1988 on the basis of a proposal from the University of Toronto’s Joint Program in Transportation for an autonomous research group with the following objectives:

  1. Establish a common, centrally-accessible database containing information on transportation activities, zone systems, transportation networks and land use activity
  2. Provide a transportation data retrieval service to the participating agencies
  3. Monitor the adequacy of available data and propose approaches for adding to or updating the data as mutually agreed upon by the agencies
  4. Promote greater interaction between university researchers and practitioners in the field of urban transportation planning
  5. Promote the communication of transportation information and data obtained or administered by the Data Management Group to interested agencies and to the public
  6. Further the improvement of transportation demand analysis, research, and forecasting in the Greater Toronto Area.

Program approval and funding of the DMG is the collective responsibility of members of the Transportation Information Steering Committee (TISC) with the following membership:


Funding Agencies

Our Staff

Eric Miller, Research DirectorProfessor, Department of Civil Eng.
Phone: 416-978-4076
Email: miller at
Reuben Briggs B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.Senior Transportation Analyst
Phone: 416-978-3913
Email: reuben.briggs at
Susanna Choy B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.Senior Transportation Analyst
Phone: 416-978-3914
Email: susanna.choy at
Asmus Georgi Computer Systems Administrator
Phone: 416-978-3673
Email: ageorgi at

Our Users

The following is a list of users of the resources at the Data Management Group in 2015:

  • 407 ETR
  • Artscape
  • Arup Canada
  • BA Consulting Group Ltd.
  • Caliper Corporation
  • Cancer Care Ontario
  • CF Crozier & Associates
  • City of Brampton
  • City of Burlington
  • City of Guelph
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Markham
  • City of Mississauga
  • City of Peterborough
  • City of Toronto
  • City of Vaughan
  • Cole Engineering Group Ltd.
  • Community Development Halton
  • Community Reach
  • Concordia University
  • Consumer Policy Institute
  • CPCS Transcom Ltd.
  • David Kriger Consultants Inc.
  • Delcan Corp.
  • Dillon Consulting Ltd.
  • Dionne Bacchus & Associates
  • Entra Consultants
  • Environics Analystics
  • EXP Services
  • GHD Inc.
  • GreenUP (Peterborough)
  • H Fox Associates Ltd.
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • HBA Specto Inc.
  • HDR Inc.
  • IBI Consulting Group
  • JD Northcote Engineering Inc.
  • LEA Consulting Inc.
  • Lee-Gosselin Associates
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Meliane Inc.
  • Metrolinx
  • Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • Mohawk College
  • Neptis Foundation
  • Paradigm Transportation Solutions
  • Pembina Institute
  • Poulos & Chung
  • Queen’s University
  • R. J. Burnside & Associates Ltd.
  • Reed Voorhees and Associates Ltd.
  • Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Regional Municipality of Halton
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara
  • Regional Municipality of Peel
  • Regional Municipality of Waterloo
  • Regional Municipality of York
  • RideCo
  • Ryerson University
  • Sernas Group Inc.
  • Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • Steer Davies Gleave
  • Sustainable Urban Development Association
  • Tedesco Engineering
  • The Arland Group Ltd.
  • The Atmospheric Fund
  • The Record
  • Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Town of Ajax
  • Town of Newmarket
  • Town of Richmond Hill
  • Tri-cities Transport Action Group
  • UEM Consulting
  • University of Toronto
  • WSP Canada Inc.
  • York University