Welcome to the start-of-year update from TransportLab at the University of Sydney.
The TransportLab Seminar is currently virtual on Friday afternoons during semester. Please contact us if you’d like to join the mailing list. In addition to student presentations, the virtual format allowed us to host several academic and industry speakers, including:
Dominque Winn and Julie Gee from Transport for New South Wales
Stewart Worrall from Australian Centre for Field Robotics
Neema Nassir from University of Melbourne
Fang Chan from UTS
Nima Amini from Transport for New South Wales
Glenn Geers, Adjunct Professor at ITLS
Changle Song has started his PhD with Emily Moylan and David Levinson on emergency logistics
Amir Hosein Valadkhani was awarded his MPhil entitled Dynamic Control and Modelling of Ride-Sourcing Systems in Large Urban Cities.
Dr. Amir Samimi (previously a Research Fellow at TransportLab) started at TfNSW as a Strategic Model Developer.
Awards, Accolades and Memberships
Jennifer Kent's paper "The inevitability of automobility: how private car use is perpetuated in a greenfield housing estate", presented at the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2021, 9-13 August 2021 was awarded the David Levinson Best Paper Award Honorable Mention.
Jennifer Kent was elected to the Executive Committee of the Australasian Transportation Research Forum.
Somwrita Sarkar has joined the editorial board of Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.
Hamish Turner has won the ITEANZ-Trafficworks Student Award for the University of Sydney.
Tingsen (Tim) Xian and Changle Song have been awarded iMOVE Top-up Scholarships for their PhD projects on Bus Performance Assessment using GTFS data and Emergency Facilities and Logistics respectively
Articles, books and chapters
Applications of Access released https://transportist.org/books-2/books/applications-of-access/
Borowski, Elisa, Ermagun, Alireza and Levinson, D. (2021) Disparity of Access: Variations in Transit Service by Race, Ethnicity, Income, and Auto Availability. Chapter 4 in Applications of Access (ed. D. Levinson and A. Ermagun) p. 69-86 [doi]
Murphy, Brendan, Owen, Andrew, and Levinson, D. (2021) Access and Centrality-Based Estimation of Urban Pedestrian Activity. Chapter 7 in Applications of Access (ed. D. Levinson and A. Ermagun) p. 117-132 [doi]
Palmateer, Chelsey, and Levinson, D. (2021) Justice, Exclusion, and Equity: An Analysis of 48 US Metropolitan Areas. Chapter 3 in Applications of Access (ed. D. Levinson and A. Ermagun) p. 45-68 [doi]
Palmateer, Chelsey, Ermagun, Alireza, Owen, Andrew, and Levinson, D. (2021) The Role of Transit Service Area Definition for Access-based Evaluation. Chapter 18 in Applications of Access (ed. D. Levinson and A. Ermagun) p. 327-346 [doi]
Allen, Jeff, Farber, Steven, Greaves, Stephen, Clifton, Geoffrey, Wu, Hao, Sarkar, Hao, and Levinson, D. (2021) Immigrant Settlement Patterns, Transit Accessibility, and Transit Use. Journal of Transport Geography. 96 103187 [doi]
Aston, Laura and Levinson, D. (2021) Accessibility-Oriented Planning: Why and How to Make the Switch. ITE Journal (August) 25-29.
Chen, L., Valadkhani, A., & Ramezani, M. (2021). Decentralised cooperative cruising of autonomous ride-sourcing fleets. Transportation Research Part C, 131.
El-Geneidy, Ahmed and Levinson, D. (2021) Making Accessibility Work in Practice Transport Reviews (online first) [doi]
Gao, Yang, and Levinson, D. (2021) “COVID-19, Travel Time Reliability, and the Emergence of a Double-Humped Peak Period.” Findings, August. [doi].
Kent, J. L. and Corinne Mulley (2021). Mobile Mutts –Transport and the Health Benefits of Pet Dog Ownership. Journal of Transport & Health, 22, 101147. [doi]
Kent, J. L. (2021). The use of practice theory in transport research, Transport Reviews, [doi]
Kumarage, S., Yildirimoglu, M., Ramezani, M., & Zheng, Z. (2021). Schedule-constrained demand management in two-region urban networks. Transportation Science, 55(4), 857-882.
Lahoorpoor, B., Rayaprolu, H., Wu, H., and Levinson, D. (In press) Access-oriented design? Disentangling the effect of land use and transport network on accessibility. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Li, Manman, Cui, Mengying, and Levinson, D. (2021) Job and Worker Density and Transit Network Dynamics. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. [doi]
Moylan, E. K., Bliemer, M. C., & Hossein Rashidi, T. (2021). Travellers’ perceptions of travel time reliability in the presence of rare events. Transportation, 1-25. [doi]
Noaeen, M., Mohajerpoor, R., Far, B., & Ramezani, M. (2021). Real-time decentralized traffic signal control for congested urban networks considering queue spillbacks. Transportation Research Part C, 133.
Wang, Yadi and Levinson, D. (In press) Time savings vs Access-based benefit assessment of New York’s Second Avenue Subway. Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis.
Wu, Hao, Paolo Avner, Genevieve Boisjoly, Carlos K. V. Braga, Ahmed El-Geneidy, Jie Huang, Tamara Kerzhner, Brendan Murphy, Michał A. Niedzielski, Rafael H. M. Pereira, John P. Pritchard, Anson Stewart, Jiaoe Wang, and David Levinson (2021) Urban access across the globe: an international comparison of different transport modes. NPJ Urban Sustainability 1(16) [doi]
Wu, Hao, and Levinson, D. (2021) The Ensemble Approach to Forecasting: A Review and Synthesis. Transportation Research part C. Volume 132, 103357 [doi]
Yildirimoglu, M., Ramezani, M., & Amirgholy, M. (2021). Staggered work schedules for congestion mitigation: A morning commute problem. Transportation Research Part C, 132.
Reports and Projects
Reducing pedestrian crashes through better intersection design and Strategic scheduling and deployment of random breath and drug testing operations for the Road Safety Innovation Fund are underway.
Professor David Levinson, Professor Michael Bell, Dr Mohsen Ramezani, Professor Dr Kay Axhausen, and Professor Dr Hai Yang were awarded ARC DP220100882 on Design of micro-decisions in automated transport.
Together with John Nelson (University of Sydney Business School) and Sotoris Vardoulakis (Australian National University, as well as contributions from Transport for NSW, Jennifer Kent was part of a successful bid to the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects scheme which awarded $1.03 million in case and in kind contributions to study "Promoting active travel and public transport for a post-pandemic world". The study will commence in April 2022.
Efficacy and Value In ExpeDited out of hospital arrEst care ANd ECMO CPR (ECPR) The EVIDENCE Study, funded through NSW Health/Translational Research Grants Scheme (Dennis M, Burns B, Keech A, Moylan E) is underway.
David Levinson appeared on ABC Radio Sydney on 31 December 2021 to discuss the Cahill Expressway
David Levinson testified to Parliament’s Road Safety Joint Select Committee
Andrew Taylor of the Sydney Morning Herald quoted David in Sydney’s motorists are still suffering breakdowns despite the lockdown
David presented at AUGUST WEBINAR: Accessibility-oriented planning Why and how to make the switch
Jennifer Kent appeared in the following media:
2 November 2021, ABC regional breakfast on street network design and walkability.
10 November, 2021, The Guardian on car sharing
29 December, 2021, The Drum, ABC TV, pets on public transport
7 December 2021, Radio National Life Matters, discussing pets on public transport.
15 January 2022, The Guardian quoted her on car sharing
TransportLab presented at WSTLUR
Jeff Allen, Steven Farber, Stephen Greaves, Geoffrey Clifton, Hao Wu, Somwrita Sarkar and David M Levinson (2021) Immigrant settlement patterns, transit accessibility, and transit use. World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2021, Portland, Oregon, USA, 9-13 August 2021
Kent, J. L. (2021). The inevitability of automobility: how private car use is perpetuated in a greenfield housing estate. World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2021, Portland, Oregon, USA, 9-13 August 2021. This paper was awarded a the David Levinson Best Paper Award Honorable Mention.
Jennifer Kent chaired the Special Session on Dogs and served as the moderator for the Cycling and Health Session
Bahman Lahoorpoor, Hema Rayaprolu, Hao Wu and David Levinson (2021) Access-oriented design? Disentangling the effect of land use and transport network on accessibility. World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2021, Portland, Oregon, USA, 9-13 August 2021
David Levinson and Hao Wu (2021) Towards a General Theory of Access. World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2021, Portland, Oregon, USA, 9-13 August 2021
Hema Rayaprolu and David Levinson (2021) Rent/price ratios and access to jobs by transit.World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2021, Portland, Oregon, USA, 9-13 August 2021
TransportLab presented at ATRF
Kent, J. L., & Mulley, C. (2021). Beyond prohibition: policy options for pets on public transport. Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane, Australia, 8-10 December 2021.
April Alcock, Milad Ghasri, Nathan Urban, & Emily Moylan (2021). The influence of weather on bus ridership for different passenger types in Canberra, Australia Australasian Transport Research Forum, Brisbane, Australia, 8-10 December 2021.
TransportLab presented at State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC)
Kent, J. L. (2021). Weight Centrism in Research on Children’s Active Transport – Time for a Paradigm Shift. State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC), Melbourne, December 2021.
Kent, J. L., Mason, M., Virgona, N., & Ryan, H. (2021). Parenting in proximity to others: the importance of transitions, temporalities and trajectories. State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC), Melbourne, December 2021.
Jennifer was also invited to present her research agenda on Parents and Private Car Use at a SOAC Plenary Panel.
TransportLab presented at the International Conference on Transport and Health
Kent, J.L. (2021) Mobile Mutts: the health benefits of companion animal ownership and transport. The International Conference on Transport and Health, 14-30 June, 2021.
TransportLab presented at Bridging Transport Conference
Kent J.L. (2021). Pets and Public Transport. Bridging Transport Research Conference, 4-6 August 2021.
TransportLab presented at AITPM
Chin, T.K. Moylan, E. Marks, B. (2021) Open Data Validation of the Delay Reductions of a Smart City Application (PTIPS). AITPM Online Conference, 6 Sept - 14 Oct 2021
Daniel Yu Hung Lin, Sikun Liu, Qi Chang, Hao Wu & Emily Moylan (2021) ICUs and testing clinics: a re-examination of the 30 min city under COVID-19. AITPM Online Conference, 6 Sept - 14 Oct 2021
TransportLab is hiring. We’re looking for PhD students and postdocs. Local candidates are preferred.
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