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Hello Everyone,

I am a PhD Student at Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute, in Scotland. I am undertaking research on the Impacts of Shared Ridesourcing services (such as UberPOOL) on public transport and congestion.

I would like to know if anyone is working on similar projects in the UK or in other countries. or maybe if you are involved in assessing impacts of other disruptive mobility services. [...]
Posted: June 24, 2017, 10:29 am
Dear Colleagues,

We will be teaching a one-week course at MIT this summer:

Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks, July 31 - August 4, 2017


Modeling and simulation methods are essential elements in the design and
operation of transportation systems. We are witnessing a proliferation of
interest in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Smart Mobility in
all levels of government and industry. Transportation researchers have
developed models and simulators for use in the planning, design, and
operations of such systems. This course draws heavily on the results of
recent research and is sponsored by the ITS [...]
Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:02 pm
UCL UTSG | Universities Transport Study Group

USTG 50th Annual Conference

UCL (University College London)

3-5 January 2018

Call for Abstracts

It is with great pleasure that we announce this the 50th Annual Conference of the Universities Transport Studies Group (UTSG), the organisation that brings together academics involved in transport studies from universities across Britain and Ireland. [...]
Posted: June 23, 2017, 5:13 pm
Dear all,
As hybrid and electric passenger vehicles are becoming increasingly more mainstream, such fast-paced consumer adoption brings about operational challenges in meeting the needs of a very wide demographic of drivers. The architecture of the vehicles, components and infrastructure are just a few of the key issues faced by the industry.
HEVC 2018 will highlight the current solutions being sought to support the design and development of electric vehicles, and the infrastructure that is needed to keep the momentum going. Practical application and innovative trends in theoretical research will be shared at this popular technical knowledge exchange forum.
This [...]
Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:48 pm
Dear all,

I have received a number of requests regarding access to the materials presented at the Behavioural Psychology in Transport event. This blog ( contains links to the video presentations filmed on the day. Please feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested.

Kind regards,

Amy W Guo BEng MSc PhD MIET
Lecturer in Intelligent Transport Systems
Transport Operation Research Group
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Cassie Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU [...]
Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:37 pm
Dear all,

Apologies for cross-posting, below is a PhD studentship opportunity at KTH
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. The link to the job description
can also be found at:


Posted: June 22, 2017, 12:28 pm
The 16th Mathematics of Networks meeting will be held at the University
of Sussex, on Tuesday 12th September 2017. Thanks to Luc Berthouze,
George Parisis and Ian Wakeman for acting as local hosts for MoN16.
Thanks to Moogsoft for acting as sponsors (
The meeting webpage is .

The theme of this meeting is control and management of networks. Talks
on any topic can be suggested, but those related to the theme will be
preferred. [...]
Posted: June 21, 2017, 4:29 pm
Research Fellow in New Generation Data and Transport-Activity Health

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in transport and health issues related to active travel? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities? The aim of this Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project HABITS ( is to utilise new generation mobile phone 'Track and Trace' (T&T) data in a transport policy context and explore the challenges, methodologies and policy implications related to its use in reducing individual health burdens. [...]
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:44 am
Dear all,

Find below the link to the Call for Abstracts for the Cycling and Society
Symposium in Portsmouth. Deadline is 30th June.

Sorry for cross-posting!

Kind regards,

Cycling and Society Support Committee

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From: Cycling and Society <>
Date: 13 June 2017 at 22:28
Subject: CfA Cycling and Society Symposium 2017
To: Cycling and Society Research Group discussion list <> [...]
Posted: June 18, 2017, 11:50 am


Learning from the past - preparing for the challenges of the future

UCL, 14th July 2017


The Centre for Transport Studies at UCL is celebrating 50 years of activities this year, in recognition of which we are holding a major event on 14th July to assess the state-of-play in transport research and practice. [...]
Posted: June 15, 2017, 5:56 pm
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International Conference on Transport & Health (ICTH)
26-29 June 2017
Barcelona, Spain


FINAL On-Line Programme<>

FINAL Registration<> [...]
Posted: June 15, 2017, 7:31 am
Research Assistant - Institute of Tourism and Transport

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to work with the established team on a three-year project funded by the European Union. The Institute is working with a consortium of 21 organisations from Belgium, Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, Norway and the UK. The post holder will work on their own and with other members of the team to undertake the collection, analysis and management of data relevant to the project; including literature searching and review, qualitative and quantitative data collection, setting up data files, input/cleaning and analysis. [...]
Posted: June 13, 2017, 8:13 am
Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to attend the Connected Corridors Event on 13 July 2017 at IET Austin Court, hosted by IET in collaboration with Highways England.

This event will bring together aspects of connected corridor trials from a national infrastructure, local authority and automotive industry perspectives. The session is also interactive, presenting opportunity for attendees to discuss the user needs of a connected corridor, the challenges, the anticipated data becoming available and how it might be utilised. [...]
Posted: June 12, 2017, 10:58 am
Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the supervisory team from the Connected Cities research group of the University of Greenwich, I am very pleased to announce the extension of the deadline for application to the fully funded MPhil/PhD scholarship on the theme:
Urban Transport Mobility and Wellbeing - exploring the links for more liveable cities (REF: VCS-BUS-03-17) [...]
Posted: June 9, 2017, 2:02 pm
For anyone who didn't read the seminar notice carefully (like me), the seminar is in Greenwich, the research is in Brazil.

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Topics of the day:

1. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Sydney
2. Seminar invitation: Accessibility and air pollution in São Paulo
Posted: June 8, 2017, 7:48 am
**Apologies for cross-postings**

Dear all,

On behalf of the Connected Cities Research Group at the University of Greenwich and as part of an academic visit organised within the COHESION research network which is co-hosted with UCL, I would like to invite you to a research seminar about the ASTRID<> project in São Paulo, Brazil which will take place next Wednesday: [...]
Posted: June 7, 2017, 2:33 pm
Applications are invited for the position of:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Sydney

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no.1048/0517

• Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Engineering Transport
• Great opportunity for a scholar with expertise in Transport Engineering
• Full time continuing role (remuneration package: $120-170k p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super) [...]
Posted: June 7, 2017, 2:59 am
Dear colleagues

The annual 'Research sponsors (DfT, Research Councils, DAs) and Universities Transport Study Group (UTSG)' meeting will take place at 12.00 - 17.00 on Tuesday 13th June 2017 at the Department for Transport in London. The meeting will be led by the Chair of UTSG, Prof Tom Rye.

As part of the on-going commitment from myself and colleagues at the DfT and our arms-length bodies to reinvigorate our links and relationship with the UTSG - we're expecting a strong turn out from DfT with many of the policy teams represented and would particularly welcome researchers working on:- [...]
Posted: June 6, 2017, 10:50 am
The German Environment Ministry's International Cycling Conference to celebrate 200 years of the bicycle is open for registration. The conference is free.

John Parkin CEng FICE FCIHT FCILT, Professor of Transport Engineering
University of the West of England, Centre for Transport and Society
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK
t: +44 (0)117 32 86367 m: +44 (0)7848 029 902 Skype: john.parkin9, Twitter: @JohnParkin28
Publications: and
Posted: June 6, 2017, 6:25 am
I would like to draw your attention on the following Special Issue of
Journal of Advanced Transportation (apologies for cross posting).

"Emerging Information and Communication Technologies for Traffic Estimation
and Control"
Call for Papers

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are fundamental components
of any development in the field of traffic estimation and control. The
design and deployment of multimodal advanced transportation systems involve
interdisciplinary expertise and effective utilization of new technologies.
Nowadays, there are an increasing number of instrumented networks and
transportation deployments around the world, and, as a consequence, the
research community in this domain has entered the [...]
Posted: June 5, 2017, 3:53 pm
Workshop: Behavioural Change Support Intelligent Transportation Applications

When and where: IEEE ITSC 2017, Yokohama, Japan, October 16-19, 2017

This workshop invites researchers and practitioners to participate in exploring behavioral change support intelligent transportation applications. We welcome submissions that explore intelligent transportation systems (ITS), which interact with travelers in order to persuade them or nudge them towards sustainable transportation behaviors and decisions. Emerging opportunities including the use of data and information generated by ITS and users’ mobile devices in order to render personalized, contextualized and timely transport behavioral change interventions are in our focus. [...]
Posted: June 4, 2017, 7:08 pm
Please see this opportunity for a 4 year funded PhD in LIDA, or pass on
to people who may be interested:


Posted: June 2, 2017, 11:44 am
Dear All,

In response to a number of requests for an extension to the deadline, we have extended the deadline to 16 June 2017. If you are intending to submit an Extended Abstract, instructions on how to do so may be found on<>, along with further information about the Symposium. For those of you, who have submitted an Extended Abstract, thanks. It is already clear that this will be a major international event fully reflecting the breadth and depth of the topic of transport network reliability! [...]
Posted: June 2, 2017, 6:03 am
For valuation of public transit service quality see:

Todd Litman (2008a), "Valuing Transit Service Quality Improvements," Journal
of Public Transportation, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring, pp. 43-64; at; a more complete version is at

Todd Litman (2008b), Build for Comfort, Not Just Speed: Valuing Service
Quality Impacts In Transport Planning, VTPI (; at

Todd Litman (
Victoria Transport Policy Institute (
Office: 250-360-1560 | Mobile: 250-508-5150
1250 Rudlin Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3R7, CANADA
Efficiency - Equity - Clarity [...]
Posted: June 1, 2017, 3:59 pm
Dear All,

I am forwarding a new announcement that is about to come onto our website - at rather short notice an extra EPSRC DTP funded PhD studentship has become available, which can cover any of the EPSRC theme topics including transport and land use modelling and new data analytics, as well as research into the effects on built form on transport infrastructure, services and demand (see below). To be eligible the applicant will need to be a citizen of the UK or EU. We would welcome prior discussions regarding possible research topics, etc. [...]
Posted: June 1, 2017, 3:39 pm
Dear UTSG Colleagues,

I am undertaking a literature on the value of journey quality in road transport. Have you been involved in or are aware of any recent studies on:

* Value of traveller information on route or journey time (either through mobile devices or VMS signs);
* Value of road quality (including quality of ride, road alignment, markings, street lighting, maintenance of verges, etc.); or
* Value of driver stress (independent of level of congestion, ie not already included in reliability measures)? [...]
Posted: June 1, 2017, 3:36 pm