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.
University of Toronto
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

Our Users

The following is a list of users of the resources at the Data Management Group in 2013:

  • Altus group Ltd.
  • Arup Canada
  • BA Group
  • C D Howe Institute
  • CC Tatham & Associates
  • CBS Outdoor Canada
  • Centre for Sustainable Transportation
  • Centre for Urban Transportation Research
  • CF Crozier and Associates
  • City of Brampton
  • City of Brantford
  • City of Guelph
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Mississauga
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Peterborough
  • City of Toronto
  • Coach Canada
  • Cole Engineering Group Ltd.
  • Community Development Halton
  • Consumer Policy Institute
  • Darmstadt University
  • Delcan Corp.
  • Dillion Consulting Ltd.
  • Entra Consultants
  • EXP Services
  • Genivar Inc.
  • GHD
  • GO Transit
  • GreenUP (Peterborough)
  • Halcrow Consulting Inc.
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • HDR Inc.
  • Hemson Consulting Ltd.
  • IBI Consulting Group
  • Lakehead University
  • LEA Consulting Inc.
  • McCormick Rankin Corporation
  • McChesney Law
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Metro College
  • Metrolinx
  • MMM Group Ltd.
  • Mohawk College
  • Moving Right Along Inc.
  • Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • Neptis Foundation
  • Paradigm Transportation Solutions
  • Peter Dalton Consulting
  • Poulos & Chung
  • Queen’s University
  • Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara
  • Regional Municipality of Peel
  • Regional Municipality of Waterloo
  • Regional Municipality of York
  • Rutgers University
  • Ryerson University
  • Sernas Group Inc.
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • Steer Davies Gleave
  • Tedesco Engineering
  • Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Town of Markham
  • Tri-cities Transport Action Group
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • UEM Consulting
  • URS Canada
  • Valcoustics Canada Limited
  • Veitch Lister Consulting
  • York University