TransportLab at TRB 2020

Our TransportLab research group will be at the Transportation Research Board Conference in Washington, DC, in January. Our papers and sessions include:

Monday
01:30 PM-
05:30 PMMarriott Marquis, Independence Salon C (M4)
Wu, Hao, El-Geneidy, Ahmed, Stewart, Anson, Murphy, Brendan, Boisjoly, Genevieve, Niedzielski, Michał , Pereira, Rafael H.M., and Levinson, D. (2020) Access Across the Globe: Towards an International Comparison of Cumulative Opportunities International Cooperation Committee A0010
Tuesday
08:00 AM-
09:45 AMMarriott Marquis, Pentagon (M4)
David Levinson, University of Sydney, presiding
Public Transportation, Planning and Forecasting
Transport Accessibility Manual Working Group AP050
Tuesday
08:00 AM-
09:45 AM Convention Center, 147B
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] [free until 2019-12-25]
Event 1397

Designed to Attract: Transit Access and Inclusion AP045

Tuesday
08:00 AM-
09:45 AM Convention Center, Hall APoster-board Location Number: A106
Davis, Blake, Ji, Ang,  Liu, Bichen, and Levinson, D. (2020) Moving Array Traffic Probes.
Event 1408

Advances in Traffic Monitoring ABJ35

Tuesday
01:30 PM-
03:15 PM Convention Center, 146B
Cui, Mengying and Levinson, D. (2019) Primal and Dual AccessGeographical Analysis.  [doi] [code]
Event 1519

Transportation Accessibility Planning ADB50

Tuesday
06:00 PM-
07:30 PM Convention Center, Hall APoster-board Location Number: A111

Poster-board Location Number: A112

 

Poster-board Location Number: A113

Wu, Hao, Somwrita Sarkar, and Levinson, D. (2019) How Transit Scaling Shapes CitiesNature Sustainability doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0427-7 . [doi]

Cui, Mengying and Levinson, D. (2019) Measuring Full Cost Accessibility by AutoJournal of Transport and Land Use. 12(1) 649-672. [doi]

Rayaprolu, Hema and Levinson, D. (2020) What’s Access Worth? A Hedonic Pricing Approach to Valuing Cities.

Event 1653

Poster Session on Transportation and Land Development ADD30

Tuesday
06:00 PM-
07:30 PM Convention Center, Hall APoster-board Location Number: B344
Ji, Ang and Levinson, D. (2020) A Review of Game Theory Models of Lane Changing.
Event 1656

Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Part 3 (Part 1, Session 1654; Part 2, Session 1655; Part 4, Session 1760; Part 5, Session 1761) AHB45

Wednesday
08:00 AM-
09:45 AM Convention Center, Hall APoster-board Location Number: A138
Cui, Mengying, and Levinson, D. (2020) Shortest paths, travel costs, and traffic.
Event 1688

Travel Behavior Mega Poster Session ADB10

Wednesday
08:00 AM-
09:45 AM Convention Center, Hall APoster-board Location Number: B390
Zhao, Xia, Cui, Mengying, and Levinson, D. (2020) Temporal Variations in Daily Activity Networks Using Smartcard Data
Event 1694

Public Transportation Demand: Explorations of Traveler Response and Traveler Characteristics AP025

Wednesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM
Convention Center, Hall A
Valentin Beauvoir, Emily Moylan (2020) Bike Share System Reliability: The Distribution of Delay Caused by Bike Unavailability 20-05298 Event 1736

Micromobility Poster Session: Planning, Policy, and User Behavior for Shared Bikes and Scooters

Wednesday
02:30 PM-
04:00 PM Convention Center, 150B
Lahoorpoor, Bahman and Levinson, D. (2020) Trains, trams, and terraces: population growth and network expansion in Sydney: 1861-1931.
Event 1740

Research in Urban Transportation History: From Sydney Trams to Los Angeles Ballot Box Planning to Canadian Street Cars ABG50

Wednesday
02:30 PM-
04:00 PM

Convention Center, Hall A

Poster-board Location Number: A114

Lahoorpoor, Bahman and Levinson, D.  (2020) The Transit Travel Time Machine: Comparing Three Different Tools for Travel Time Estimation.
Event 1740

Road Scholars: New Research in Travel Time, Speed, and Reliability Data

Transport Accessibility  Manual Working Group

The Committee of the Transport Accessibility Manual will meet at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington DC in January:

final_cbsa_35620Transport Accessibility Manual Working Group (SAM20-0007 AP050)
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020  8:00AM  9:45AM (US Eastern Standard Time)

We will be discussing the first (preliminary) draft of the document, which will be distributed to mailing list members before the meeting. Contact me if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

TransportCamp Sydney 2019

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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

LOCATION

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

REGISTRATION

Go Here.

Transport Accessibility Manual Working Group

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

Sponsored by:

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.

Transport Research Association for NSW (TRANSW)

image001What 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!

Annual Symposium

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 info@transw.org.au before Tuesday 25 September 2018 and we will email you a personal invitation to submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) via our online webportal.

Symposium themes

  1. 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
  1. Successful places
  • Integrated transport and urban planning
  • Land use
  1. Sustainability
  • Active travel and health
  • Public transport
  • Energy and emissions
  1. Technological drivers of change
  • Big data in transport
  • Impact of alternative-fuel and autonomous vehicles
  • Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)
  1. Freight transport
  • Maritime and aviation
  • City logistics
  1. Safety and security
  • Traffic safety analysis and evaluation
  • Disaster planning and resilience
  1. Valuing wider benefits
  • Transport economics, pricing, and appraisal
  • Evaluation and benefits realisation of transport projects and programs
  • Transport business strategy

Important dates

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

Registration opens

Registration closes

Inaugural TRANSW Symposium

 

Symposium Committee

Emily Moylan

Taha Rashidi

Claudine Moutou

Paul Gaynor

University of Sydney

University of NSW

University of Technology, Sydney

Transport for NSW

Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference: August 26-27, Dallas Texas

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.

Michio Kaku

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.

OUTLOOK AGENDA

St. Cloud Winter Institute

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 LevinsonThe 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 LiteratureScott 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 CreditMartha Rush, Moundsview High SchoolEmily Anderson, Blaine High School Two-Way Communication: Outreach, Communication and Education Across the Ninth District of the Federal ReserveAngie 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.”

Winter Institute keynote speaker

Civil engineer and transportation analyst David M. Levinson

Civil engineer and transportation analyst David M. Levinson will keynote the Feb. 18-19 Winter Institute.

Civil engineer and transportation analyst David M. Levinson will keynote the 53rd Winter Institute.

St. Cloud State’s signature summit on economic and business issues returns Feb. 18-19 with events on campus and in the community.

Levinson, who holds an endowed chair at the University of Minnesota, leads the http://streets.mn blog about Minnesota land-use and transportation issues.

He has authored or co-authored four books, notably “The Transportation Experience: Policy, Planning, and Deployment,” an Oxford University Press volume that argues transportation development lessons learned in the U.S. and Great Britain can be applied in developing nations.

He directs the Networks, Economics and Urban Systems Research Group at the University of Minnesota. Among other projects, Levinson’s group is investigating the efficacy of Twin Cities transportation investments, past and future, for the Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Department of Transportation.

In addition to Levinson’s 2 p.m. Feb. 19 keynote, the Winter Instutute program will include a reception with live music, the St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report economic outlook and breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

For more than a half-century, the Winter Institute has welcomed great minds to St. Cloud State, notably Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and former Federal Reserve chairman Benjamin Bernanke. It is sponsored by these St. Cloud State entitites: Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs.

WSTLUR 2014

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.WSTLUR 2014 Program