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The planning group at the University of Queensland in Australia has launched a new planning blog: You are invited to participate to ongoing discussions by posting comments.

Dr Dorina Pojani | Lecturer in Planning | The University of Queensland | SEES | Brisbane, Australia | Email<> | Web<>
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:44 am
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a doctoral candidate interested in working in the area of pedestrian demand modeling. The doctoral student will be a part of an international collaboration, working to improve the representation of pedestrians in integrated models. The student will join the Modeling Spatial Mobility Group led by Dr. Rolf Moeckel at the Technical University of Munich and work will be advised by Dr. Kelly Clifton at Portland State University and co-advised by Dr. Moeckel. [...]
Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:08 pm
The Centre for Transport Studies is pleased to welcome

Dr Peter Wagner

Chief Engineer, Institute of Transport Systems, German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Honorary Professor, Technical University of Berlin

to lead a seminar entitled

Autonomous Vehicles and the Capacity of Roads

15:00 Thursday 1 June 2017

Please join us for this presentation and discussion at

217 Chadwick Building, UCL [...]
Posted: May 19, 2017, 11:54 am
Dear Colleagues,

We will be teaching the following one-week courses at MIT this summer:

Discrete Choice Analysis, June 12 - 17, 2017


Discrete choice models are widely applied in areas such as transportation,
energy, health, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, and more.
Deep understanding of the underlying theoretical foundations and statistical
methods is necessary to avoid making mistakes. The course is designed for
modelers who wish to acquire in-depth understanding and need "to get it
right." It combines mathematical presentation with intuitive
interpretation, theory with hands-on real data practice, and behavioral
reasoning with detailed statistical analysis. [...]
Posted: May 18, 2017, 9:44 pm
Dear colleague,
The Twentieth Session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development was held from 8 – 12 May 2017 ,Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.  I am thankful for the opportunity to present my inputs to the esteemed members  of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development. [...]
Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:08 pm
Commission on Travel Demand
Evening Discussion
Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Tuesday 13th June 2017
5:30pm to 7pm with reception to follow

The third evidence session of the Commission on Travel Demand will be followed by presentations by two experts in urban transport who have been looking at the evolution of travel trends in Northern European Cities. [...]
Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:56 pm
Dear UTSG members,

TRASPOL, the Laboratory of Transport Policies of Milan Politecnico, is organising a workshop on the topic of long-distance passengers market. The topics include the economic regulation of long-distance markets, the measure of the effects of liberalisation and the potential impacts of the most recent innovations in the sector. The workshop is part of WCTR SIG-E3 activities. [...]
Posted: May 18, 2017, 1:04 pm

LEEDS, UK. 29-30 JUNE 2017

Transport's impact on the economy is very relevant in transport planning. Now in its third year the Institute for Transport Studies is pleased to offer a two day short course on Transport Infrastructure and Economics Performance. After attending this course transport professionals will: [...]
Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:21 am
The Centre for Transport Studies is pleased to welcome

Felipe Gonzalez-Valdes
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

to lead a seminar entitled
Robustness of discrete choice models considering heterogeneous heuristics:
A theoretical and practical analysis

15:30 Wednesday 24 May 2017

Please join us for this presentation and discussion at

Thompson Room, 101 Chadwick Building, UCL
Random utility maximization -RUM- (McFadden, 1973) is established as the most popular theory of discrete choice, having as the most iconic models the multinomial logit, hierarchical logit, and mixed logit models. Because these models are based on an additive measure of utility, they are compensatory [...]
Posted: May 16, 2017, 11:14 pm
The Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport Unit at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC–Seville) plans to recruit transport modellers to contribute to their work on the economic analysis of the transport sector and the quantitative (model-based) analysis of transport policies at EU level.

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to research projects in the field of transport economics and engineering, with a particular emphasis on quantitative policy analysis, and via the collaboration with other services of the European Commission and relevant external academic partners. [...]
Posted: May 16, 2017, 2:39 pm
Apologies for Cross Posting.

The Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford is currently accepting applications for the Governing Transitions in Urban Transport course, to be held Tuesday 27th- Friday 30th June 2017, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.
The course is part of our Global Challenges in Transport programme, which provides researchers and practitioners with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise, supported by the latest research evidence, to address the complexity associated with making transport sustainable.
The course will explore how technological, behavioural and institutional transitions in urban transport can be facilitated and steered through policy and planning.
Posted: May 16, 2017, 11:31 am
Dear list members

Please see the email below for a survey request related to reducing air travel for environemtnal reasons.


Jason (UTSG secretary)

From: Paul Purnell []
Sent: 15 May 2017 13:06
Subject: Sustainable Travel Survey

For the attention of Dr Jason Monios, Honorary Secretary, Universities' Transport Study Group.

Dear Dr. Monios,

Re: Sustainable Travel Survey

We would appreciate your help in better understanding sustainable alternatives to air travel. The University of West of England is carrying out a survey to investigate the experiences of people who have reduced their air travel for environmental reasons. [...]
Posted: May 16, 2017, 11:00 am
*Apologies for cross posting*

Dear all,

Today is the LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for our free SASNet one day event on 'Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities':

Future cities face many challenges as urban populations increase. Physical resources - such as energy and water - along with healthcare, traffic, public transport and other logistics need careful management in order to meet the needs of citizens, maintain economic growth and ensure sustainability. The effective use of data and new technology solutions are providing new tools and opportunities that can help overcome these challenges. [...]
Posted: May 16, 2017, 8:15 am
Dear all,

The Centre for Transport & Society at the University of the West of England, Bristol, is seeking two highly capable and motivated individuals who share our interest in combining expertise in transport and mobility studies with a social science perspective. Our research portfolio currently includes three major research and development projects on autonomous road vehicles, projects considering sustainable, integrated and innovative solutions to urban problems, studies of mobility and wellbeing, and projects evaluating local sustainable transport interventions. [...]
Posted: May 15, 2017, 8:29 pm
Dear Colleagues,

I would like to let you know about a qualitative data collection that has been made available to the research community on the UK Data Service via its ReShare service.

Chatterjee, K (2017). Interviews with residents of Cycling City and Towns. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-852083

Data description: The evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns (CCT) Programme included qualitative research with residents of the cycling city and towns. A main aim of the qualitative research was to understand why changes in cycling behaviour had taken place (or not taken place) and explore the role [...]
Posted: May 15, 2017, 4:01 pm
There is still time to book your place at the 13th annual Scottish Transport Applications & Research (STAR) Conference. The conference will be held in the Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow on Wednesday, 24th May 2017. The conference programme and delegate booking form are available at:

We are delighted to announce that the Keynote Speaker at the conference will be Martin Higgitt (SYSTRA). Martin’s Keynote Presentation will be entitled: “Opportunities and Risks of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in an uncertain future” [...]
Posted: May 12, 2017, 2:20 pm
Dear UTSG members,

This is an interesting opportunity for those of you with an expertise on the cost and potential for carbon abatement in the UK air travel.

See the e-mail below and respond directly to Dharmender if this is of interest to you.

Kind Regards

Dr Alexandros Nikitas
Senior Lecturer in Transport
UTSG Executive Committee Member
Tel: +44 (0) 1484 471815
Web: [...]
Posted: May 12, 2017, 10:07 am
Dear colleagues,

Please consider / circulate the job advertisement below. This is to work with Dr Julia Steinberger (and myself) on the Living Well Within Limits [LiLi] research project, at the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. Joint and split time applicants are welcome.

See the full description and apply online (deadline: June 7th) at: [...]
Posted: May 11, 2017, 1:24 pm
Dear all, apologies for any cross posting. The early abstract deadline for this conference is June 1st. The keynote is now announced. Please pass on the details.

Constructing an Urban Future: The sustainability and resilience of cities – infrastructures, communities, buildings and housing.

Conference Dates: March 18-19, 2018
Abstract Submissions: 01 December 2017 (final) [...]
Posted: May 10, 2017, 4:11 pm
Dear All,

It is our pleasure to invite you to apply to attend a rail-orientated workshop in Brazil, which will be funded by the British Council, Newton Fund programme. The workshop will take place in Joinville, Brazil (31 July, 2017 - 4 August, 2017). For the successful candidates, travel costs and hotel will be covered by the project. We aim to recruit 14 UK early career researchers and or professionals interested in rail transport, logistics, operations and traffic management to attend the workshop and represent their institutions. The application form can be found here: [...]
Posted: May 10, 2017, 8:58 am
Dear UTSG Members,

A final call is going out for Poster Presentations and volunteer Stewards interested in joining 2017 TPM.

We are looking for posters on incomplete projects where those involved wish to speak to their peers and present what findings they have so far. Being situated next to exhibition area, it is a great opportunity for networking and sharing ideas. Poster presenters will received the discounted speaker rate to attend. [...]
Posted: May 9, 2017, 10:27 am
Dear colleagues,

I'd like to draw your attention to an event on 'Connected Corridor<>' run by IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) in collaboration with Highway England on 13 July 2017. Here is the event URL

This event is the first in a series of Connected Corridor and will be an informative seminar session bringing 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 [...]
Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:40 pm
REMINDER - Deadline for Extended Abstracts is 31 May 2017

The 7th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR2018) will be held in Sydney on 17-19 January 2018. The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum for participants from universities, government and industry to exchange ideas on the latest developments in the field of transport network reliability. Transport networks support the full spectrum of human activities and their supporting supply chains. When disaster strikes they provide life lines for rescue services and survivors. Hence their reliability is a matter of global concern. There will be ample time for [...]
Posted: May 8, 2017, 1:51 pm
Dear colleagues,

Please find below the call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Choice Modelling on Choice Modelling Using Emerging Data Sources. The special issue will include both methodological and applied papers on the innovative use of emerging data sources in various domains of choice modelling ranging from transport, health, consumer choice, etc.
Submission is open from now till 15 January 2018 and the accepted papers will be available online on a rolling basis.
Full details are available below. We are happy to answer any queries you may have. [...]
Posted: May 8, 2017, 1:47 pm

We are delighted to invite you to a one day symposium on the topic of Commuting and Wellbeing at the University of the West of England, Bristol on Friday 23rd June.

The symposium includes speakers from the UK, continental Europe and the USA, as well as a workshop to discuss evidence needs. Our aim is to develop a ‘Consensus Statement’ which reflects and reports on the discussions undertaken over the course of the symposium. [...]
Posted: May 8, 2017, 1:39 pm
Dear all,

A reminder for the deadline approaching (two months) of the call for papers in Transportation Research PartC entitled:
Operations with Automated and Connected Vehicles: Applications in Freight and Passenger Transport

The guest team is looking forward to getting high-quality submissions in this increasingly prolific topic.

Thank you,

Gonçalo Homem de Almeida Correia, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (<>) [...]
Posted: May 3, 2017, 9:21 am
*Apologies for cross-posting*

International Conference on
Intelligent Transportation Engineering and Smart City (ITESC 2017)

August 23-25, 2017, Guilin, China

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to inform you that a Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering and Smart City (ITESC 2017) will be held from August 23 to 25, 2017, in Guilin, China. We cordially invite you to submit or recommend papers to our conference through paper submission system<>. All the accepted papers will be published by a peer-reviewed open access journal. For more details, please visit:<>. [...]
Posted: May 3, 2017, 9:03 am
Subject: RailLinks, Brazil - Researcher Links workshop: Invitation to apply

Dear All,

It is our pleasure to invite you to apply to attend a rail-orientated workshop in Brazil, which will be funded by the British Council, Newton Fund programme. The workshop will take place in Joinville, Brazil (31 July, 2017 - 4 August, 2017). For the successful candidates, travel costs and hotel will be covered by the project. We aim to recruit 14 UK early career researchers interested in rail transport and traffic management to attend the workshop and represent their institutions. The application form can be found here: [...]
Posted: May 3, 2017, 8:32 am
Hello all.  Very quick question.
With Mobility as a Service, becoming increasingly topical, is anyone aware of where the portal, or app, is being developed by a transport agency rather than provided by the market?
There's an increasing concern that if mobility providers or system integrators, also control the pricing and planning app, that this could result in anti competitive behaviour.  We wondered if any cities or national governments were trying to tackle this head on, at this early stage?
Many thanks
Dave Ashmore
Posted: May 3, 2017, 5:21 am
*Apologies for cross posting*

Dear all,

One behalf of the organising committee I would like to invite you to submit abstracts for the 4th Smart Urban Policy Futures workshop that will take place on 13-14th July 2017 at the University of Greenwich, London.

Abstract submission deadline: 5th June 2017
Acceptance notification: 15th June 2017 [...]
Posted: May 2, 2017, 6:02 pm
Dear UTSG Members,

This is to make you aware of the transport seminar to be held at Newcastle University on 12th May 2017.
Please find the details below:

Speaker: Professor Kay Axhausen
Topic: How to organise a 100% autonomous transport system?
Schedule: 12th May 2017; 13.00 -15.00
Location: 2.33 Cassie Building, Newcastle University

The faster than expected arrival of level 5 - autonomous vehicles gives us the chance to reconsider many decisions, which societies took to adjust to and benefit from motorised vehicles. This talk will identify a first set of those choices and discuss the facets which need [...]
Posted: May 2, 2017, 1:43 pm
Please see below for the call for abstracts for the Asia Pacific Cycle Congress, to be held in Christchurch from 17th – 10th October
Call for abstracts

Participants wishing to present at the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress 2017 are invited to submit an abstract at

Key dates
Submissions close:

Extended until Tuesday 9 May

Acceptance notification begins: [...]
Posted: May 1, 2017, 12:08 am