We are pleased to launch TransportLab, a new interdisciplinary research group at the University of Sydney, aimed at finding solutions to transport problems, independent of domain.

Members of the group come from the Faculties of Architecture, Design, and Planning (Somwrita Sarkar and Jennifer Kent) and Engineering (David Levinson, Mohsen Ramezani, Emily Moylan, and Mengying Cui). Our research themes are: Access, Connect, Control, Design, Rely, Sustain.

Current question we are researching include:

  • System Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles
  • Transport and Land Use Interactions
  • Transport System Performance Measures
  • Traffic Operations and Control
  • Network and Spatial Inequalities

Let us know if you want to collaborate on or sponsor research.

Follow us on Twitter @TransLab_Sydney. Subscribe to our Newsletter. Visit the website.

TransportCamp Sydney 2019

TransportLab at the University of Sydney is pleased to sponsor TransportCamp Sydney.
The TransportCamp Sydney ‘unconference’ will bring together transport professionals, researchers and technologists interested in how transport and technology can help improve mobility in urban environments. TransportCamp is a global phenomenon – This event is the inaugural TransportCamp Sydney event.

Recent advances in technology—mobile apps, open source software, open data and spatial analysis—present an opportunity to improve mobility more immediately and at a lower cost than has ever been possible in the past.

TransportCamp raises awareness of this opportunity and builds connections and knowledge between the often siloed innovators in public administration, transport operations, urban planning and entrepreneurship.

It is the only event where the attendees set the agenda and collaborate to determine what are the key topics they want to hear about and discuss.

Get all the latest updates via @TransportCampAU

Thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors including GTA Consultants and Meld Studios.

What is an ‘unconference’?

This event is being run as an ‘unconference’, where the sessions topics and activities are programmed by the attendees. Yep! Attendees set the day’s agenda and run the sessions themselves. Visit our What is TransportCamp? web page to find out how it all works. See below for the event schedule.

On Friday 22 February 2019 at 8:30am

Event schedule

8.30am – 9am: Arrive and Register

9am: Introductions – ALL (yes, everyone will introduce themselves)

9.30am: Agenda setting!

10.15am – 12.25pm: Unconference sessions (40mins each)

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm – 3.45pm: Unconference sessions

3.45pm: Closing statements

4.30pm: Post event drinks


Abercrombie Building, The University of Sydney
Darlington Ln & Abercrombie St, Darlington, NSW 2008


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Transport Newsletters: An Incomplete List

A list of Transport Newsletters,iu

As you all know, among the many things I do, I publish the monthly Transportist Newsletter. This is not my first foray into newslettering. Back in the days of the US Mail and desktop pubishing, I maintained a quizbowl newsletter for a couple of years.

I get a few newsletters in my inbox that are of interest, and no employed person could possibly read them all, and there is no complete list (nor is this), but here is a go. Thanks to my Twitter followers for filling in. I do NOT subscribe to all of them. I currently subscribe to the ones in green


Think Tanks

News Verticals

Urban Blogs w/Newsletters



Public Sector

University Transport Centers

Advocacy Groups

Industry Verticals
Freight and Logistics and Supply Chain




Regional Business


Also of interest, a list of Transport Podcasts collected by Reinventing Transport.



Job-worker spatial dynamics in Beijing: Insights from Smart Card Data

Recently published:


Beijing Metro
Beijing Metro
  • We evaluated the ratio of jobs to workers from Smart Card Data at the transit station level in Beijing.
  • A year-to-year evolutionary analysis of job to worker ratios was conducted at the transit station level.
  • We classify general cases of steepening and flattening job-worker dynamics.
  • The paper finds that only temporary balance appears around a few stations in Beijing.
  • Job-worker ratios tend to be steepening rather than flattening from 2011 to 2015.

As a megacity, Beijing has experienced traffic congestion, unaffordable housing issues and jobs-housing imbalance. Recent decades have seen policies and projects aiming at decentralizing urban structure and job-worker patterns, such as subway network expansion, the suburbanization of housing and firms. But it is unclear whether these changes produced a more balanced spatial configuration of jobs and workers. To answer this question, this paper evaluated the ratio of jobs to workers from Smart Card Data at the transit station level and offered a longitudinal study for regular transit commuters. The method identifies the most preferred station around each commuter’s workpalce and home location from individual smart datasets according to their travel regularity, then the amounts of jobs and workers around each station are estimated. A year-to-year evolution of job to worker ratios at the station level is conducted. We classify general cases of steepening and flattening job-worker dynamics, and they can be used in the study of other cities. The paper finds that (1) only temporary balance appears around a few stations; (2) job-worker ratios tend to be steepening rather than flattening, influencing commute patterns; (3) the polycentric configuration of Beijing can be seen from the spatial pattern of job centers identified.

Journal of Transport and Land Use Transitions

Journal of Transport and Land Use Transitions – ISSN 1938-7849

January 2, 2019

The Journal of Transport and Land Use was founded in 2007, publishing its first issue in 2008. It has grown significantly over the past decade to become the most widely cited open-access journal in the field of transport, with its most recent volume publishing over 70 articles. It is now indexed by DOAJ, Google Scholar, JSTOR, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), and Scopus. It is also affiliated with the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research to be a major outlet for papers presented at its conferences after undergoing a rigorous review process.

As we enter its twelfth year in 2019, David Levinson, who has served as general editor for its entire existence to date, is passing the baton to his University of Minnesota colleague Yingling Fan. David will continue to be around, but is devoting more energies to the launch of Transport Findings, a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to short form articles, and to the development of a Transport Accessibility Manual.

Yingling Fan Yingling Fan

Yingling Fan is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and the Director of the Global Transit Innovations program at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on developing novel land use and transportation solutions to improve public health and social equity. She has served as a board member of the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research since 2014 and an editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use since 2015.

The Journal has also added new volunteer editors and associate editors to help with the increased workload.

Editorial Team:

General Editor

  • Yingling Fan, University of Minnesota, United States

Managing Editor

  • Arlene Mathison, University of Minnesota, United States


  • João de Abreu e Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ahmed El-Geneidy, McGill University, Canada
  • Dick Ettema, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Rolf Moeckel,Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Robert James Schneider, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, United States

Associate Editors

  • Dea van Lierop, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Marco Helbich, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Weifeng Li, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ying (Allison) Song, University of Minnesota

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Kay Axhausen, ETH, Switzerland
  • Marlon G Boarnet, University of Southern California, United States
  • Jason Cao, University of Minnesota, United States
  • Daniel G Chatman, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Kelly Clifton, Portland State University, United States
  • Randall Crane, University of California at Los Angeles, United States
  • Carey Curtis, Curtin University, Australia
  • Jonas De Vos, Geography Department, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Alexa Delbosc, Monash University
  • Jennifer Dill, Portland State University, United States
  • Satoshi Fujii, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Karst Geurs, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Susan L Handy, University of California at Davis, United States
  • Daniel B Hess, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
  • Mark Horner, Florida State University, United States
  • John Douglas Hunt, University of Calgary, Canada
  • MD Liton Kamruzzaman, Monash University
  • David King, Arizona State University
  • Kara Kockelman, University of Texas, United States
  • Kevin J. Krizek, University of Colorado, United States
  • Jonathan Levine, University of Michigan, United States
  • Zhiyuan (Terry) Liu, School of Transportation, Southeast University, China
  • Becky Loo, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
  • Kees Maat, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Wesley E Marshall, University of Colorado Denver
  • Karel Martens, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning Israel & Radboud University Institute for Management Research the Netherlands, Israel
  • Francisco Martinez, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Eric J Miller, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Harv Miller, Ohio State University, United States
  • Petter Naess, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Norway
  • Robert B Noland, Rutgers University, United States
  • Haixiao Pan, Department of Urban Planning,Tongji University, Shanghai, China, China
  • Enrica Papa, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Aura Reggiani, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Daniel Rodríguez, United States
  • Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Qing Shen, University of Washington, United States
  • Nebiyou Tilahun, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Helena Titheridge, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Veronique Van Acker, Luxembourg Institute of Socio- Economic Research (LISER), Luxembourg
  • Christo Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Paul Waddell, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Lei Zhang, University of Maryland, United States
  • Ming Zhong, ITS Research Center, Wuhan University of Technology, China