Welcome to the mid-year update from TransportLab at the University of Sydney.
The world has been in flux since our last newsletter, which has led to far less mobility than we would have liked (on a personal level). So while we won’t be seeing most of you this year, we hope to remain in touch online. You can follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
We hope to host a TransportCamp later in 2020, and should see many New South Welshmen there.
Before the shutdown, we were pleased to have a presentation at the TransportLab Professional Seminar from Paul Anderson of Texas A&M on bus bunching. Paul was previously an undergraduate student working for David at the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s Student at EPFL working with Mohsen.
We plan some additional seminars in second semester, which were deferred from the first, as the university and society reboot.
- Linji Chen started in March 2020 as a PhD student. Thesis topic: Traffic state estimation and congestion control with connected and automated vehicles
- Jaime Soza Parra is hoping to join us as a postdoc. He was supposed to start 18 May, but can’t until the travel ban is lifted.
- Jing Chen and Louise Aoustin started as a visiting scholars
- FAST Corridor Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. iMOVE CRC/Liverpool City Council
- University of Toronto Partnership Collaboration Awards
- Access Across New Zealand: 2019
- Opportunities to Build Capability in Traffic Management. Austroads
- New housing supply, population growth, and access to social infrastructure.
- Mohsen Ramezani was named Review Editor in Transportation Systems Modeling (specialty section of Frontiers in Future Transportation)
- Emily Moylan joined AED20 the TRB Committee on Urban Data
- Beauvoir, V., & Moylan, E. (2020). Unreliability of Delay Caused by Bike Unavailability in Bike Share Systems. Transportation Research Record. [doi]
- Cui, Mengying, and Levinson, D. (2020) Shortest paths, travel costs, and traffic.Presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 2020. Environment and Planning B. (accepted and in press)
- Cui, Mengying, and Levinson, D. (2020) The Internal and External Costs of Motor Vehicle Pollution. Transportation Research Record (accepted and in press)
- Cui, Mengying, and Levinson, D. (2020) Multi-Activity Access: How Activity Choice Affects Opportunity. Transportation Research part D. (accepted and in press)
- Cui, Mengying and Levinson, D. (2019) Primal and Dual Access. Geographical Analysis. [doi] [code]
- Han, Y., Ramezani, M., Hegyi, A., Yuan, Y., & Hoogendoorn, S. (2020). Hierarchical ramp metering in freeways: an aggregated modeling and control approach. Transportation Research part C: Emerging Technologies, 110, 1-19. [doi]
- Ji, Ang and Levinson, D. (2020) A Review of Game Theory Models of Lane Changing. Transportmetrica A. 16(3), 1628–1647. [doi]
- Ji, Ang and Levinson, D. (2020) Estimating the Social Gap with a Game Theory Model of Lane Changing. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions. [doi]
- Lahoorpoor, Bahman and Levinson, D. (2020) Catchment if you can: The effect of station entrance and exit locations on accessibility. Journal of Transport Geography. 82, 102556. [doi] [full report]
- Levinson, D. and Wu, Hao (2020) Towards a General Theory of Access. Journal of Transport and Land Use. 13(1) 129-158. [doi]
- Sarkar, Somwrita, Wu, Hao and Levinson, D. (2019) Measuring polycentricity via network flows, spatial interaction, and percolation. Urban Studies. [doi]
- Sarkar, Somwrita, Elsa Arcaute, Erez Hatna, Tooran Alizadeh, Glen Searle and Michael Batty (2020) Evidence for localization and urbanization economies in urban scaling. Royal Society Open Science. [doi]
- Walsh, Lexie, Xian, Tingsen, and Levinson, D. (2020) Walking and Talking: The Effect of Smartphone Use and Group Conversation on Pedestrian Speed.TeMA – Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. 12(3), 283-294. [doi]
- Wu, Hao (2020) Effects of Timetable Change on Job Accessibility. Transport Findings. [doi]
- Wu, Hao, Owen, Andrew, and Levinson, D. (2020) Commute Mode Share and Access to Jobs across US Metropolitan Areas. Environment and Planning B. [doi]
- Wu, Hao and Levinson, D. (2020) Unifying Access. Transportation Research part D. Volume 83, June 2020, 102355 [doi]
- Yildirimoglu, M., & Ramezani, M. (2020). Demand management with limited cooperation among travellers: A doubly dynamic approach. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 132, 267-284. [doi]
- Travel Time Reliability Measurement Research Report: Establishing Empirical Evidence (Feb 2020) Moylan, Wijayaratna, Jian, Saberi, Waller. Commissioned report for TfNSW
- Designing a Dynamic Matching Method for Ride- Sourcing Systems (2020) Amir Hosein Valadkhani and Mohsen Ramezani. Working Paper ITLS-WP-20-01