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An Email based mailing list has been established by the Universities Transport Study Group (UTSG). The list provides an electronic discussion forum and information resource for researchers in the field of transport primarily, but not exclusively, in the academic community.

The list was established in October 1993, and has a steadily growing membership, including researchers in all continents of the World.

The aim of the list is to facilitate information sharing, (e.g. news of new research, conferences, seminars and workshops) and to promote links, collaborative working, joint problem-solving and mutual support. Depending on the level of usage of the list and on demand, sub-lists may be set up in the future for special interests or particular types of information.

The list is administered by the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. It is one of several hundred lists managed by the JISCmail facility funded by the Higher and Further Education Councils of the UK.

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SI: Dynamic Modelling and Optimisation of Transportation Systems in the Connected Era

This special issue is a follow up from the HKSTS 2018 conference, focusing on the development of quantitative modelling and optimisation approaches for transportation systems management with the use of advanced sensing, communication, and information technologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: [...]
Posted: September 21, 2018, 3:39 pm
(with apologies for cross-posting)

Course in choice modelling and stated choice survey design

London, United Kingdom, 5-9 November 2018

This one week course, run by the Choice Modelling Centre (CMC) at the University of Leeds, will provide delegates with an in-depth introduction to basic and advanced choice modelling and stated choice survey design. The course will take place in central London (De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1PR). [...]
Posted: September 21, 2018, 1:18 pm
Dear Colleagues,

The school of Architecture, Building, and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University has opened recruitment for a set of new appointments covering Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer, and Lecturer positions.

These positions are orientated around a new theme within the school concerning digital design, construction, and operation of the built environment. The school has an established transport research group, with an expectation that the new positions will be aligned with the existing areas of research expertise. [...]
Posted: September 20, 2018, 10:27 am
Apologies for cross-posting and appreciate if you can forward to interested individuals.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:31 pm
Capitalist transition on wheels: Cars, motorbikes and mobility in Hanoi

Arve Hansen’s excellent PhD thesis on the transition from bicycles and walking to motorbikes and cars in Hanoi is available here<>

This is one of the ten doctoral and Masters theses recognised for its outstanding quality by the Mobile Lives Forum. The next call for participation will be announced in the coming weeks.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 9:33 am
Job link:

Research Fellow - Transportation
Job Description

The Research Fellow in Transportation will conduct cutting-edge and
innovate research into important passenger and freight transportation
topics that are highly policy relevant, specifically in the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, China, and

Educational Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Transportation, Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy, or
another related field. A Master’s Degree is acceptable if research maturity
in the field is demonstrated given job experience.
• Experience in working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
• Good communication skills and enthusiastic team player. [...]
Posted: September 18, 2018, 5:44 am
Dear Colleagues

Next week (Thursday 20th September, 14.00 - 18.00, London) the new UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) will officially launch at an event in London.

Join our event to hear about the work already done and what is planned over the next five years to achieve our ambitious goals. You can sign up here: [...]
Posted: September 14, 2018, 9:58 am
The Florence School of Regulation - Transport Area (FSR Transport) is looking for a research assistant to join the team based in Florence, Italy.
The post holder, reporting directly to the Area Director, will contribute to the core activities of FSR Transport.

Main tasks include:
- Perform analytical and research tasks on topics related to transport, transport regulation, network industries, etc.;
- Design and coordinate workshops, executive seminars and conferences in the areas of transport, network industries and digital platforms and draft and edit briefs, reports and summaries;
- Liaise and further develop the network of partners and experts and [...]
Posted: September 14, 2018, 7:40 am
At the TRB Annual Meeting 2019, we will hold again a Doctoral Research on Transport Modeling and Traveler Behavior Research. At this workshop, PhD students conducting research in transportation modeling or traveler behavior are invited to present their work and discuss issues and questions they encountered. The workshop will be held on Sunday afternoon (January 13, 2019) at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. Reports of recently completed, or nearly completed, PhD dissertations and research-in-advanced-stages are invited. [...]
Posted: September 13, 2018, 7:54 pm
Last year a few of us established this website: following a very successful (oversubscribed) practitioner-oriented one-day conference at UWE Bristol. By "traffic removal" we mean pedestrianisation, road closures, filtering and/or reductions in road capacity.

This year Emilia Smeds at UCL has been working with me and James Harris of the RTPI to organise this event at UCL, which has nearly "sold out" after a few hours: I am starting to wonder whether we should have hired the Albert Hall instead! [...]
Posted: September 13, 2018, 1:08 pm
Please could you forward the email to your networks?


Posted: September 12, 2018, 9:42 pm
Don't forget to submit your manuscripts for the speical issue of the Journal of Transport and Health focussing on Transport and Health in Latin AMerica

see more details about the call.


Call for Papers: Transportation and Health in Latin ...<>
In recent years, issues linking health to transport planning and related land use issues have come to the fore, largely through efforts from... [...]
Posted: September 12, 2018, 9:42 pm
There is only one day left to register for MoN17, the 17th Mathematics
of Networks meeting.  MoN17 is a completely free event and will be held
at the University of Sheffield, on Thursday 20th September 2018.  
Thanks to Tim O'Farrell for acting as as local host.   MoN17 is
sponsored by commnet2 ( and is held in
conjunction with Next-GWiN 2018 ( the 5th
International Workshop on Next Generation Green Wireless Networks,
Sheffield University 17th-18th September 2018.  The theme of this
meeting is Energy Efficiency in Communications Networks.  The meeting
webpage is . [...]
Posted: September 11, 2018, 1:35 pm
Dear All,

The 5th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport will be held in Cambridge on 29th - 30th November 2018.

This year the workshop will focus on disruptive innovations in road freight transport systems. On day one, the focus will be on technological, logistics, policy and economic aspects of the transition to electrified urban, national and international road freight transport systems. Digital revolution in freight transport systems will be the main theme for day two of the workshop. All participants will be invited to participate in group & panel discussions. [...]
Posted: September 10, 2018, 8:00 pm
Call for Workshop Papers: Applications of Big Data in the Transport Industry (part of IEEE Big Data 2018)
Main Conference Dates: 10th - 13th December 2018

The global transport industry is increasingly data rich. Despite this, the application of data science to the sector is still in its infancy, with many providers still struggling to understand their data assets and how they can be leveraged to support their operational and business objectives. Now in its second year, the workshop will bring together researchers and industry practitioners from the USA, Europe, and worldwide to discuss the current state-of-the-art in the [...]
Posted: September 7, 2018, 11:03 am
Workshop on Autonomous vehicles and big data in a new era of the transportation system

14 September @ 9.00am - 5.30pm, Transport Research Institute (TRi) Edinburgh Napier University

Autonomous vehicles are rapidly becoming a reality in the modern world. Through rising companies and technology advancement a shift in the automotive industry is rapidly observed. The technology for self-driving vehicles is already there. It is not going to be long before autonomous vehicles hit our roads. Implications of autonomous vehicles and self-driving scenarios on the society, safety, traffic management cannot be ignored. Furthermore, assessing implications of such technologies needs major thinking [...]
Posted: September 7, 2018, 10:43 am
Congratulations to Prof Adrian Davis, Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport andHealth, who has been appointed to the first ever Chair of Transport and Health.

Another indicator that our specialty is becoming less niche and more mainstream!


Dr. Jennifer Mindell
Professor of Public Health
Health and Social Surveys Research Group
Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
1-19 Torrington Place
London WC1E 6BT [...]
Posted: September 6, 2018, 5:27 pm
Dear All,
There is an open call for the Catapult Researchers in Residence (RiR) Awards.

Catapult Researchers in Residence (RiR) Awards aim to build connections, support pathways to impact and knowledge exchange between academia and the Catapult centres. As such, the Catapults have been awarded vouchers (assigned to the Catapults but paid directly to universities or other research organisations) to support a range of activities to accelerate the impact of Research Council (RC)-funded research and/or expand the capabilities of their centre. [...]
Posted: September 6, 2018, 12:03 pm
I am pleased to announce three postdoctoral vacancies at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, each with a closing date of 3rd October 2018.

The three positions will be working on mobility issues within the newly created Centre for Research on Energy Demand ( as follows:

Research Fellow in Transport and Data Analysis (18 months full time) [...]
Posted: September 4, 2018, 9:21 am

Late last year I posted a message about econometric growth models and how some transportation consultants were misusing techniques to flatter their goodness-of-fit statistics (see below). It clearly struck a chord. Thanks to the many that replied.

I continued my line of enquiry and recently published an article summarising my findings. For anyone interested, it can be downloaded from here (first paper at the top): [...]
Posted: September 3, 2018, 9:46 am
Dear all,

Please forward to good candidates.

Best regards,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chief Scientist

Research Manager, Group of Optimization
Mathematics and Cybernetics, SINTEF Digital
Mobile: +47-930 58 703<>
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Posted: August 30, 2018, 1:08 pm
Two Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions in connected transport at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

We are seeking highly motivated and talented applicants contributing to our growing multidisciplinary research in connected transport system at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Applicants should have a PhD in electrical engineering, mechatronics, computer science or transport with significant experience in connected transport/vehicles. Preferred background and experience include Interface development, microcomputer programming, machine learning and strong programming. The preferred candidates should have strong background in interface development with hardware and different platforms such as CISCO devices and routers as well as IOT. The candidate will [...]
Posted: August 30, 2018, 3:43 am
The timetable is now available for MoN17, the 17th Mathematics of
Networks meeting.  MoN17 will be held at the University of Sheffield, on
Thursday 20th September 2018.   Thanks to Tim O'Farrell for acting as as
local host for MoN17.   MoN17 is sponsored by commnet2
( and is held in conjunction with Next-GWiN
2018 ( the 5th International Workshop on Next
Generation Green Wireless Networks, Sheffield University 17th-18th
September 2018.  The theme of this meeting is Energy Efficiency in
Communications Networks.  The meeting webpage is . [...]
Posted: August 29, 2018, 7:10 pm
PhD Studentship: Developing green and efficient final mile logistics strategies

Transportation Group, University of Southampton
Location: Boldrewood Innovation Campus, University of Southampton
Closing Date: 30th September 2018
Reference: 993118AT
Project Reference: CDT-SIS-496

With our increasing love affair with on-line shopping, the pressure on delivery companies to meet our ever exacting delivery requirements is increasing. This leads to increasing inefficiency in the system, especially as we move into an era of ‘same-day’ delivery where consignees can receive goods a few hours after ordering them. In urban areas where bus and cycle lanes as well as increasing pedestrian facilities are resulting in [...]
Posted: August 24, 2018, 2:50 pm
This is an invitation to WCTR Society’s SIG G2 Mid‐Term Workshop

“Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local
Communities and Regions”

24. & 25.09.2018 at Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Please find further detailed information on the topic, the speakers and
the registration here:


Dipl.-Ing. Tadej Brezina (Herr)

Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften
Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik
Gußhausstraße 30/230-1, 1040 Wien [...]
Posted: August 23, 2018, 2:13 pm
KTP Associate Vacancy: Transport innovation in remote, rural and island communities

Based in: Inverness with the Highlands and Islands Regional Transport Partnership (Hitrans) in Inverness, in association with the Robert Gordon University.

Salary: £25,000 per year

Job Summary
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious graduate to participate the development of a rural and island transport planning, innovation and analytics tool. The tool will be transformational. It will be used to identify and make the case for a range of exciting transport innovations and projects - such as new models of passenger transport and vehicle sharing, alternative fuel vehicles, [...]
Posted: August 20, 2018, 4:26 pm
Dear colleague,

Four PhD vacancies in the Smart Public Transport Lab at the Department of Transport and Planning, TU Delft, are now available.

The PhD positions are part of CriticalMaaS, a research program funded by the European Research Council. The project will develop network, operations and behavioural theories and models for the emergence of large-scale (potentially fully-automated) flexible on-demand transport services offered by Mobility as a Service providers. [...]
Posted: August 17, 2018, 6:45 am
The System Dynamics Society Special Interest Group in Transportation are pleased to be guest editing a special issue of the Journal of Simulation on 'Simulation in Transportation'.

Authors interested in submitting to the special issue are strongly advised to send a two-page abstract to the special issue editors by 14th September to check whether the work is within the scope of the special issue. The editors will notify authors as soon as possible but definitely by early November 2018 if their work is suitable for inclusion. Full paper deadline is 31st March 2019. Papers that have not gone through this [...]
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:19 am
Dear all, Another plea for survey completion for an MSc student, this one collecting data about perception of safety of students who use public transport in London. It's part of a larger project as well. If any of you are students (PhD, MSc, or UG) / have access to lists of students, I would really appreciate if you could complete/ circulate this. It also comes with an amazon voucher draw incentive (2 x £50). Link to survey here: Many thanks, Reka --- Dr Reka Solymosi Lecturer in Quantitative Methods E-mail: Phone: 0161 275 3468 Post: Room 4.53 Williamson [...]
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:51 am
Call for Extended Abstracts - WCTR-Y - Young Researchers Conference 26 May 2019 - Deadline 31 August

WCTR-Y is a one-day conference which will be held on the first day of the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, on 26th May 2019. Dedicated to the next generation of transport academics, professionals and experts, the conference is organised entirely by, and for, Young Researchers, who are defined as those under 35 years of age on 26 May 2019, and those who have completed their PhD no more than four years prior to this [...]
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:43 pm
Dear all

Please find below a survey by one of our MSc students, who is investigating the perceptions of motorcyclists towards the shared space street design concept for his dissertation.

If you are a motorcyclist it would be greatly appreciated if you spent 5 minutes of your time completing the survey and/or if you could circulate it to other motorcyclists that you may know (e.g. students, colleagues, friends etc.). [...]
Posted: August 15, 2018, 5:04 pm
On behalf of Marin Marinov (sorry Marin; your message seemed not to have gone out to the List)
Subject: sustainable rail transport volume 2/ new book published

Sustainable rail transport volume 2 is already available on Springer's website:

The papers published in this volume focus on rail-related issues and present a perspective of a widely understood 'exchange' in academia and industry environments. 'Exchange' is perceived as rail knowledge exchange between partners, rail staff exchange between academia and/or industry, research exchange between teams, student-lecturer knowledge exchange, academia-industry collaboration, etc. In addition, more general rail-related papers are also included. [...]
Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:19 pm

It is now the time that reading lists are put together and books ordered for libraries - can you please consider my new book for your courses and recommend your libraries to purchase copies.

The details are David Banister (2018) Inequality in Transport – Price £30.00 – p. 272 and in full colour. ISBN 978-0-906661-01-7
See website -
It is also available through amazon kindle price £9.99. [...]
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:43 am
This is an excellent opportunity to present work in an interdisciplinary
Posted: August 14, 2018, 11:57 am
Research Fellow Position - Trinity College Dublin

Project Title: Modal Shift to Reduce Carbon in Transport

Funding Agency: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland & Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Salary: €53,000/year

Duration: 12 months

Project description:

The transport sector in Ireland, like in most other countries, is responsible for a high proportion of emissions. Traditionally, much of the focus has been on building new infrastructure and investment in public transport, walking and cycling to reduce these emissions. Little attention has been paid to changing underlying transport behaviours’ and trying to understand this behaviour. [...]
Posted: August 14, 2018, 10:02 am
(with apologies for cross-posting)

Imperial College London - Faculty of Engineering

Three postdoctoral positions are available at Imperial College London linked to a collaborative project that will develop a simulation-based safety validation framework for autonomous vehicles:

1. Research Associate in Automotive Systems Modelling for Autonomy<>
2. Research Associate in Traffic Modelling for Autonomous Vehicles <>
3. Research Associate in Computer Vision & Machine Learning for Tracking and Scene Segmentation<>
(salary range: £37,904 - £45,547 + benefits) [...]
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:32 am
Call for Extended Abstracts for TRISTAN 2019

We invite researchers to participate in the 10th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN 2019, or TRISTAN X). This symposium will be held 17-21 June 2019 on Hamilton Island, near the Great Barrier Reef, in Australia.

TRISTAN X is an opportunity for you to showcase recent research and applications in transportation analysis and transportation science. Earlier TRISTAN symposiums have established a tradition of a symposium of high scientific quality, with lots of interaction during and outside the technical sessions, a good sense of community, and enriching and enjoyable social tours. [...]
Posted: August 9, 2018, 8:10 pm
Dear all,

Engage, the SESAR Knowledge Transfer Network: Call for PhDs and post-graduate theses

The anticipated Call for PhDs and post-graduate theses is now open. This is a single Call with a budget of almost one million euros and is open until 01 November 2018. Concise proposals must contain innovative research ideas and address the (long-term) evolution of the European air traffic management system. Full details and submission instructions have been published on the Engage website: (see 'Participate' page). [...]
Posted: August 9, 2018, 3:43 pm
Apologies for cross posting

The Transport Studies Unit (TSU) at the University of Oxford is seeking an experienced academic to strengthen its reputation of international research excellence and its capacity to lead research activities focusing on urban transport and mobilities. The successful applicant will be a recognised authority in research on urban transport and mobilities. They will be responsible for managing their own specialist grant funded research projects, for leading a team of researchers who will be working with them, and for contributing to the strategic development of the wider TSU. [...]
Posted: August 9, 2018, 9:33 am
We are currently advertising a new academic position in the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney Business School in the area of Data Analytics in Logistics & GIS.

For more information, please visit:

Michiel Bliemer
Posted: August 9, 2018, 7:44 am
Dear Colleagues,

Two positions in Supply Chain Management are announced at Molde University College, Norway. Background from R&D related to freight transport topics is relevant. Please see for further details (position number 3 on the list).

Best regards,

Svein Bråthen
Posted: August 8, 2018, 8:48 am
Call for Papers: Gendering Smart Mobilities
Planning and Policy processes
– Gender and diversity mainstreaming
Stockholm the 17th-18th of September 2018.

Invitation to submit abstracts for the 3rd of three workshops on Gendering Smart Mobilities in the Nordic Region.

The workshop addresses gender, intersectionality and the smart mobility paradigm with focus on strategies, implementations and policy. Previous studies have pointed to transport and mobility as producing gendered stereotypes, and how notions of men and masculinity are being linked with speed and mobility; by contrast women and femininity are seen as synonymous with immobility and aligned with home and domesticity. Nordic [...]
Posted: August 6, 2018, 10:24 am
MoN17, the 17th Mathematics of Networks meeting will be held at the
University of Sheffield, on Thursday 20th September 2018. Thanks to Tim
O'Farrell for acting as as local host for MoN17. MoN17 is sponsored by
commnet2 ( and is held in conjunction with
Next-GWiN 2018 ( the 5th International
Workshop on Next Generation Green Wireless Networks, Sheffield
University 17th-18th September 2018.  The meeting webpage is . [...]
Posted: August 6, 2018, 9:55 am
Stavanger University (Norway) has a vacant Associate Professor in
Technical Safety and Security in Societies. It is possible for applicants
with a specialisation within technical safety and security, or critical
infrastructures. The position is under the Department of Safety, Economics
and Planning.

Please see:

Thank you and best regards,

Ari K.M. Tarigan
Posted: August 5, 2018, 8:36 am
*Apologies for cross-posting*

Call for Papers: Innovative Shared Transportation

Recent technological developments – mobile computing, autonomous driving, alternative fuel vehicles, block chain, to name a few – have enabled numerous innovations in mobility, transportation, and logistics services. They offer unprecedented opportunities to transform conventional transportation systems, for both personal travel and freight logistics, with novel solutions. Of these solutions, those built on the emerging concept of shared economy, such as Uber, Didi and Cargostream, have received much attention recently. The rapidly expanding scope of shared transportation services now include ride sourcing, ride sharing, car sharing, hitch service, flexible paratransit, shared [...]
Posted: August 3, 2018, 9:01 am
Dear Colleagues,

A full-time doctoral student position in the area of smart mobility and connected vehicles is available in the Department of Built Environment, at the School of Engineering, Aalto University. The doctoral candidate position is fixed-term, available from October 2018, and filled initially for one year with an option for extension until the end of 4-year PhD studies. As a doctoral student at Aalto University, the successful candidate will have access to an outstanding PhD program, with very competitive salary and benefits. [...]
Posted: August 3, 2018, 7:35 am
Dear colleagues, thanks for sharing among prospective applicants!

Vienna University of Technology's multidisciplinary Research Center of
Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering [1] offers a position as
University assistant (research and lecture support) for 4 years.
Deadline for submissions is August 23rd. Find details here:



Dipl.-Ing. Tadej Brezina (Herr)

Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften
Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik
Gußhausstraße 30/230-1, 1040 Wien [...]
Posted: August 2, 2018, 7:58 am