I am pleased to announce that the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting will host the first in-person meeting of the Transport Accessibility Manual Working Group.
Transport Accessibility Manual Working Group
Monday 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Marriott Marquis, Mint (M4)
David Levinson, University of Sydney, presiding
Standing Committee on Bus Transit Systems (AP050
One of the key problems is what to value when investing in transport or regulating land development. Accessibility — the ease of reaching valued destinations — connects transport and land use, considering both how easy it is to move and where things are located. While many planners know how to measure this, many don’t, and all could benefit from standardizing application to best practice. To that end, a working group would develop such a standard, which would clarify topics like how to measure, how to compute, how to present, and what to consider in terms of accessibility.
If you are interested in participating, please email me.
What is TRANSW?
The Transport Research Association for NSW (TRANSW) is a new joint initiative of the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales (UNSW), University Technology, Sydney (UTS), and Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW). It aims to foster and support cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional transport research and practice. For more information, please visit transw.org.au. TRANSW will be launched this year and its Inaugural Symposium will be held in Sydney CBD on Thursday 15 November 2018. Please save the date!
The annual Symposium provides a platform for transport research students, academics, and practitioners to discuss relevant topics in transport. Research students will have the opportunity to showcase their research and attendees will have the opportunity to meet transport students, academics, and practitioners in an informal setting.
The Symposium will be organised each year by one of the participating universities. The Inaugural Symposium on 15 November 2018 is organised and sponsored by the University of Sydney and registration is available free of charge for researchers in transport from the three participating universities as well as for transport experts at Transport for NSW. Personal invitations will be sent by email on 15 October 2018.
Expression of interest to present (research students only)
We would like to invite research students (MPhil and PhD) from the participating universities to submit an expression of interest (EoI) to present at the Symposium on one of the themes (listed below) that are based on the strategic research directions of the Transport for NSW Research Hub.
For the EoI, please send an email with subject header “EoI” to email@example.com before Tuesday 25 September 2018 and we will email you a personal invitation to submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) via our online webportal.
- Future mobility
- Traffic flow simulation, management and control
- Travel demand forecasting and survey methods
- Travel behaviour and values
- Transport network modelling and optimisation
- Scenario analysis
- Successful places
- Integrated transport and urban planning
- Land use
- Active travel and health
- Public transport
- Energy and emissions
- Technological drivers of change
- Big data in transport
- Impact of alternative-fuel and autonomous vehicles
- Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)
- Freight transport
- Maritime and aviation
- City logistics
- Safety and security
- Traffic safety analysis and evaluation
- Disaster planning and resilience
- Valuing wider benefits
- Transport economics, pricing, and appraisal
- Evaluation and benefits realisation of transport projects and programs
- Transport business strategy
|15 September 2018
25 September 2018
30 September 2018
12 October 2018
15 October 2018
5 November 2018
15 November 2018
|Abstract submission opens (research students only)
Deadline for expression of interest (research students only)
Deadline for abstract submissions
Notification of acceptance of abstracts for presentation
Inaugural TRANSW Symposium
|University of Sydney
University of NSW
University of Technology, Sydney
Transport for NSW
I am pleased to be speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, which has a theme of Trucking’s Future Now Conference in Dallas, August 26-27, 2015.
What does the future of the trucking industry look like? That’s what industry experts, analysts and futurists will discuss next month in August in Dallas at the annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook seminar for fleet executives, suppliers and other industry stakeholders.
The two-day event will be held Aug. 26-27 at the Dallas Convention Center in conjunction with the Great American Trucking Show.The conference, sub-themed this year as Trucking’s Future Now, will feature speeches and panel discussions on looming changes to trucking equipment and technology, such as autonomous trucking and platooning systems, along with talks on changing infrastructure, freight patterns and the driver and technician labor market.
Futurist Michio Kaku will give CV-Outlook’s keynote address on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Kaku is one of the most highly recognized futurists in the world, internationally recognized for trying to complete Einstein’s unified field theory and his predictions of trends affecting business, commerce and finance.
Other speakers include Derek Rotz, manager of advanced engineering at Daimler Trucks North America; Stephen Hampson, president and general manager of Meritor WABCO; David Levinson, author and professor at the University of Minnesota; Bill Kahn, principal engineer at Peterbilt Motors; Paul Menig, CEO at Tech-I-M; Josh Switkes, CEO at Peloton Technology; and Mike Roeth, executive director of NACFE.
Click here to register for CV Outlook.
I am participating in the St. Cloud Winter Institute on February 19. Details of the program are below.
Wednesday, February 18th
|5 – 6:30
||Economic OutlookLaura Kalambokidis
|6:30 – 8
||Reception & Entertainment by the Andrew Walesch Band
Thursday, February 19th
|8 – 9
||Registration and Breakfast
|9 – 10:15
||First Session (See below)
|10:30 – 11:45
||Second Session (See below)
|12 – 1:30
||Lunch and Chamber Panel“Central Minnesota Job Creators– What They Do, How They Do It”
Jeff Haviland, President, Seitz Stainless
Jim Hill, Director of Human Resources, Columbia Gear Corporation
Lynn Mosely, Director of Human Resources, Electrolux Major Appliances North America
Bob Sexton, CEO, C4 Welding
|2 – 3
||Keynote Speaker: David Levinson“The Transportation Experience: From Steamboats to Streetcars.“The talk explores the historical evolution of transportation modes and technologies. It traces how systems are innovated, planned and adapted, deployed and expanded, and reach maturity, where they may either be maintained in a polished obsolesce often propped up by subsidies, be displaced by competitors, or be reorganized and renewed. An array of examples supports the idea that modern policies are built from past experiences. The planning (and control) of nonlinear, unstable processes is today’s central transportation problem, and that this is universal and true of all modes.
|3 – 4
||Q & A Session/Closing
Thursday, February 19th Sessions
||K-12 Teaching Track
||Community Engagement Track
||Public Policy Research Track
|9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
||“Railroads, Roads, and Apple Pie – Transportation in Children’s Literature“Scott Wolla, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
||“Effects of the Minimum Wage Law on St. Cloud Businesses”Larry Logeman, Executive Express
||“Transportation, Planning and Public Policy in Minnesota“Robert Helland, SCSU AlumnusJohn Uphoff, SCSU Alumnus
Pierre Callies, Graduate Student, Department of Geography
|10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
||“Earning Credit“Martha Rush, Moundsview High SchoolEmily Anderson, Blaine High School
||“Two-Way Communication: Outreach, Communication and Education Across the Ninth District of the Federal Reserve“Angie Eilers, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
||“Equity and Urban Transportation: A Panel Discussion”Luis Estevez
The Saint Cloud Times reports: “Levinson, a leading exporter in transportation, will speak from 2-3 p.m. with an hourlong question-and-answer session to follow. Admission to this portion of the Winter Institute is free and open to the public.”
WSTLUR @ Delft is where all the cool kids will be next week. I will arrive on Sunday, so if I have any Dutch peeps, get in touch.
I am participating in a Webinar this afternoon on the Future of the Federal Role in Transportation organized by the Council of State Governments
Thursday, May 29, 2-3 p.m. EDT
MAP-21, the 2012 federal surface transportation authorization bill, is set to expire later this year. Meanwhile, the Highway Trust Fund faces an insolvency crisis due to rapidly dwindling gas tax revenues, and there appears to be little agreement in Congress on how to fund the federal transportation program. Some say that makes this year ripe for a reconsideration of the federal role in transportation and have proposed devolution of the federal program to the states. Many states continue to rely on the federal government for a significant portion of their transportation spending, however, and might be challenged to come up with revenues on their own from a limited tax base. This webinar will examine the pros and cons of devolution, the future of the federal role in transportation and what it could all mean for state and local governments.
Dr. Rohit Aggarwala
Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Director, Transportation for America
Policy analyst, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation
Professor, University of Minnesota
CTS 25th Annual Transportation Research Conference
|May 21–22, 2014
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Download the conference brochure (5.2 MB PDF)
Conference web page
Opening Session: The End of Car Culture? Socio-Demographic Trends and Travel Demand
Wednesday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
In the next 30 to 40 years, the transportation industry will face many new and emerging trends that will dramatically reshape priorities and needs. To help practitioners face these changes and effectively shape the future, a National Cooperative Highway Research Program study is investigating these trends and their implications for the transportation system.
One trend—changing socio-demographic factors—is expected to considerably affect travel demand. Although America has long been one of the world’s prime car cultures, that status might be shifting because of new population and demographic trends. The graying and browning of America, slow household growth, and a hyperlinked younger generation are all playing a role.
In the opening session, John Njord, former CEO of the Utah Department of Transportation and now with Tom Warne and Associates, will discuss key socio-demographic trends, their potential impacts on future travel demand, and their implications for state DOTs and MPOs. He will also provide an overview of a customizable tool that can help planners and policymakers explore the interaction of demographic trends and travel demand in their regions.
Following Njord’s presentation, a panel of experts will share their perspectives on these socio-demographic trends and their implications for transportation professionals.
I am one of the featured “panel of experts” who will share perspectives.