Transportist: July 2018

Welcome to the July 2018 issue of The Transportist, especially to our new readers. As always you can follow along at the blog or on Twitter.




  • Post-Doc: Transportation Justice / Transportation Planning / Emerging Technologies – University of Toronto
  • The Urban Transportation Center (UTC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to hire a postdoc with excellent communication skills to work on transportation policy issues, transit planning and performance measures, and mobility solutions including autonomous/connected vehicles.  Requirements include a doctorate in civil engineering, urban planning or public policy. The selected candidate will also be required to work with graduate research assistants and assist the UTC director in pursuing external grant opportunities. The appointment will begin in the Fall of 2018. There will be no teaching requirement. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to the attention of Dr. Kazuya Kawamura at with the subject line “UTC postdoc”.
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Contests and Scholarships

  • Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship: ($10000) Are you a 1st or 2nd year student with a big vision for Sydney?
  • Calling all “outside the box” thinkers! Do you have the next brilliant idea to help solve or improve a current transportation policy or system management challenge? Submit a 2,000 word proposal, PowerPoint presentation, video or other media form outlining your creative ideas — and you could win $10,000! Visit for submission guidelines.



  • ADD30 the TRB standing committee on transport and Land Development, together with WSTLUR, has issued a call for papers for next TRB meeting titled – Accessibility for Policy and Practice. More details could be seen in this link



Automated, Autonomous, Driverless, and Self-Driving Vehicles, and Semi-Autonomous Systems


Shared Vehicles/Ride-sharing/Ride-hailing/Taxis/Car Sharing

Electric Vehicles [and Renewable Energy]

Human Powered Vehicles/Bikes/Pedestrians/Scooters/eBikes/etc

Human Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads




Land Use



Kerbs and Sidewalks

Retail, Freight, and Logistics


Technology History

Research & Data