Jeffrey Lin calls my attention to recovered microdata from the 1953 Detroit Metropolitan Area Traffic Study, available here:
He re-discovered these data at the UCLA data archive and asked the UCLA library to post it to Dataverse. This is one of the first travel surveys, led by Douglas Carroll himself (the progenitor of the four-step transportation planning model).
In a recent working paper, “Freeway Revolts!” Lin and Jeff Brinkman use these data to estimate the “barrier effects” of urban highways.
The Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive remains a useful place for historic surveys, and newer surveys can be found at the NREL Transportation Secure Data Center.
The 2019 Shanghai university rankings are out. In the Transport Science & Technology subject, the University of Sydney is ranked #5 in the world:
- Beijing Jiaotong University
- Tsinghua University
- Delft University of Technology
- Southeast University
- University of Sydney
- Tongji University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of British Columbia
- University of California Berkeley
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Our Civil Engineering program moved to 24th according to these rankings. The University did well overall. While I don’t much trust rankings, I’ll brag anyway. I am proud to be a part of this. If you too want to be a part of this, get a degree at the University of Sydney. Our new Master of Transport Program is available now …