New Interdisciplinary Master of Transport
The University of Sydney is pleased to unveil a new, interdisciplinary (Engineering, Planning, and Business) Master of Transport, and is accepting applications for Term 1 and Term 2 of 2020 now. Contact me if you have questions.
Transportist (the blog)
- Transport Poverty| A Political Economy of Access (free chapter)
- Taken for a Ride | Altmedia
- Following up on our article on Polycentricity,
- I was interviewed on 2SER (107.3) radio (June 13, 7:30 pm) about polycentrism. Here is the podcast: https://2ser.com/three-cbds-in-one-city/
- Sydney 30-minute city vision in danger of being derailed
- Some comments on Hyperloop
- Friends of Erskineville: Conversation with David Levinson(with links to video recording)
- On Ideas
- Surface treatments – a disutility from utilities.
- Phone Zombies: Distracted walking or distracting discussion?– by Rudy Botha
- The call for papers for the 8th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliabilityin Stockholm has been announced.
- I present at the Transport Australia Conference in Sydney on 27 & 28 June 2019, the question was “Fuel excise does not exist, how do we replace that income stream by 2030?” the answer is to Phase in pricing, one electric vehicle at a time.
- I presented at TRISTANon a General Theory of Access.
- I will be at COTA – CICTPnext month in Nanjing (and Beijing for an event before that).
- Transit and Microtransit
- Driverless buses can help end the suburbs’ public transport woes
- Why Electric Buses Haven’t Taken Over the World — Yet
- Sydney light rail cost blows out to at least $2.7b after settlement
- NSW Rail Control Centre Opened(“Bigger than NASA”). [Of course there are more trains than rockets]
- Driverless train moves in wrong direction, injures 14 in Yokohama[Not just Sydney]
- Reviews of Sydney Metro (Who knew trains had so many teeth?)
- Automated, Autonomous, Driverless, and Self-Driving Vehicles, and Semi-Autonomous Systems
- Shifting Alliances Hint At New Balance Of Power In Autonomous Cars
- GM is opening up Super Cruise hands-free driving system to more roads[200,000 miles of highway][Not sure how they are counting miles, I think it directional miles rather than centerline miles]
- Transurban (Australia’s toll road monopolist):Safety pilot launched to test remotely operated vehicles on the 95 Express Lanes
- Economics in Two Lessons: 21st century cars
- Human-Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads
- Human-Powered Vehicles/Bikes/Pedestrians/Scooters/eBikes/Last-Mile/First-Mile/Last-Meter/First-Meter/etc.
- Standards (Curbs, Mobility, etc.)
- OpenStreetMap and curb regulations: A proposed approach– SharedStreets
- Open Mobility Foundation— supporting “Mobility Data Specifications” (MDS) that was initially developed by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)
- Electrification, Energy, Environment
- The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it
- GM and Fiat Chrysler Unmasked as Tesla’s Secret Source of Cash[It has to do with US CAFE standards]
- Land Use
- Retail, Wholesale, Logistics, Supply Chain, Freight
- Equity and Justice
- Fantasy Aviation
- Uber Air set to take off in Australia with flying taxi trial in Melbourne“Aerial ridesharing is being touted as a big part of future urban travel.” [I guess it depends on what you mean by the word “big”]
- What Works, by Politico (Some nice examplars)
- A Political Economy of Access. (2019) By David M. Levinson and David A. King (Book 4 in the Access Quartet)
- Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. (2018) By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. (Book 3 in the Access Quartet)
- Spontaneous Access: Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport (2016) by David Levinson. (Book 2 in the Access Quartet)
- The End of Traffic and the Future of Access: A Roadmap to the New Transport Landscape. (2017) By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek. (Book 4 in the Access Quartet)
- Metropolitan Transport and Land Use: Planning for Place and Plexus (2018) by David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
- The Transportation Experience: Second Edition Garrison, William and Levinson, David (2014)