Nicholas Day, Metrolinx
Nick is the Senior Manager of Network Planning at Metrolinx. His team is responsible for the development of the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan's transit network through project evaluations, plans, studies, and guidelines. He is currently leading the work to evaluate the transit projects that are identified in the Regional Transportation Plan’s Frequent Rapid Transit Network. This includes over 70 rapid transit projects across a range of transit technologies, including priority bus, BRT, LRT, subway, and regional rail.
Prior to joining the Regional Planning team, Nick was the manager of the Modelling & Geomatics at Metrolinx, which provides long-term ridership forecasting and geospatial analysis services across the organization. In that role, he led Metrolinx’s operationalization of the Greater Golden Horseshoe forecasting model to support the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan and many ridership forecasts, data analyses, and maps for transit business cases and planning studies.
Nick also has over 10 years of experience as a project manager and discipline lead in the transportation consulting sector, spanning multi-modal transportation master plans, major highway and transit corridor studies, ridership forecasting, and intelligent transportation systems. This includes experience leading the development of high traffic operations systems in the United States, container terminal systems in the Middle East, and travel demand models in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. He holds a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Science and a Masters of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Through his current and past experience, Nick is familiar with the power of geospatial analysis and the clarity that a well-defined and visually pleasing map can provide. He believes that GIS tools and analysis are a key element of most transportation planning studies, visually bringing concepts and plans to life.
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