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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
Dear colleagues

(apologies for cross-posting)

Over a year has passed since the memorable fifth International Choice Modelling Conference (ICMC), organised in Cape Town by Mark Zuidgeest and Hazvinei Moyo. If you couldn't make it to Cape Town or just want to refresh your memories, have a look at our ICMC 2017 report ( [...]
Posted: July 30, 2018, 9:36 pm
Florence Conference on the Regulation of Railways
16 November 2018 - 17 November 2018

The call for papers for the Florence Conference on the Regulation of Railways is open until August 31st, 2018!

Across the world, railways are poised to face new challenges, as all transport modes are transformed by technological innovations, liberalization, competition with other modes of transport and most recently by digitalization. Consequently, the railway industry is required to increase efficiency while ensuring security and safety, as it has to address multimodality, such as buses, as well as compete with new transport modes such as car-sharing. Regulation of [...]
Posted: July 30, 2018, 9:17 am
*Apologies for cross-posting*

Dear all,

UCL wants to hire a post-doctoral researcher to lead the development of a simulation model for predicting travel time in connected road networks and estimating fuel consumption of vehicles in that network, in collaboration with automotive control experts and human factors researchers. Further activities will include involvement in outreach programmes, impact activities and academic publications. [...]
Posted: July 27, 2018, 12:18 pm
Job profile: Transport Modeller
Organisation: TRT Trasporti e Territorio is an independent consultancy specialized in transport economics, planning and modelling. Established in 1992, the Company has earned a solid international reputation in supporting public and private actors thanks to its professional and R&D activities in the fields of transport projects appraisal and policy assessment. [...]
Posted: July 26, 2018, 4:11 pm
*Postdoctoral Associate – Transportation Engineering Specialty*

Fresno State Transportation Institute

Lyles College of Engineering

*Transportation Engineering *

*Postdoctoral Associate (12 months appointment)*


The Fresno State Transportation Institute at California State University,
Fresno is a newly established regionally funded transportation institute
that focuses on advanced transportation systems. It is the seed of a unique
collaboration between California State University, Fresno and Fresno County
Transportation Authority. The Lyles College of Engineering is the largest
and oldest publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley
in Central California. Fresno is the fifth largest city in the state of
California. [...]
Posted: July 25, 2018, 6:55 pm
Dear all,

And with apologies for cross-posting and the brazen publicity, please be aware that I have recently had the following published. See for more details.

I would hope this becomes a core text for anybody teaching or learning about designing for cycling.

Designing for Cycle Traffic: International principles and practice
AUTHOR(S): John Parkin
ISBN: 9780727763495
PUBLICATION DATE: 13 July 2018 [...]
Posted: July 24, 2018, 2:03 pm
With apologies for any cross-posting.

On the 2nd of August the University of Birmingham, in partnership with Clicks & Links and Gettrik, will be hosting a workshop on the roles for 3D asset visualisation and asset management technologies within the rail industry.

The main objectives for the day will be to:

* “Set the scene” by providing elevator pitches / examples of technologies currently available for use / in use within similar domains;
* Identify key industry and academic challenges that visualisation technologies could help to address;
* Produce a prioritised ordering of challenge areas for R&D in the field;
Posted: July 24, 2018, 12:02 pm
With apologies for any cross-posting.

15th World Conference on Transport Research
26-31 May 2019 | Mumbai, India


We have received a good response to our Call for Papers for the Review track with more than 700 papers received.

Several authors have requested a short extension to enable them to complete their paper, and in view of this we will accept papers for the review track until Wednesday 15 August. Any papers submitted after this deadline will be considered for the non-review track only. [...]
Posted: July 24, 2018, 11:17 am

Applications are open for this job opportunity to work within the Centre for Law and Social Justice and the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds on a 5-year European Research Council (Advanced Grant) project - 'Inclusive Public Space: Law, Universality and Difference in the Accessibility of Streets'. The successful candidate will play a key role in this project, working closely with the Principal Investigator (Anna Lawson) to lead and deliver the project's Work Package on 'Tools for Change'. This is broadly concerned with advancing understanding of whether and why exclusionary public space is regarded as a [...]
Posted: July 20, 2018, 8:51 am
With apologies for any cross posting.

Please find below the formal call for Extended Abstracts for the WCTRS Young Researchers’ Conference. Young members are those who will be under 35 years on 26th May 2019, and those who have completed their PhD no more than four years prior to this date. [...]
Posted: July 19, 2018, 1:56 pm
Dear all,

We are currently proposing a themed volume entitled: “Making equity work: management and financing of socially-targeted urban transport policies” in the journal “Research in Transportation Business and Management”. Please find below the call for papers with all the information about the invited topics related to this themed volume.

In the context of urban transport, an increasing volume of research suggests the emergence of policies and planning approaches seeking to contribute to the redistribution of costs and benefits of urban transport, in what can be seen as a positive move towards social equity in transport planning practice. Experiences from [...]
Posted: July 19, 2018, 9:35 am
Dear all,

We are currently proposing a themed volume on *Ageing and Mobility* in the
journal *Research in Transportation Business and Management*. Attached you
can find the call for papers with all the information about the invited
topics related to this themed volume.

If you are interested in submitting a paper, you are kindly requested to
notify us and send a *3**00 word abstract by the 20th August 2018 *to and [...]
Posted: July 19, 2018, 6:12 am
Dear all,

Please see below a PhD opportunity for students interested in mobility issues.

Best regards,

Posted: July 18, 2018, 4:50 pm
Dear colleagues, Please circulate broadly!

Opportunity for a PhD studentship for UK residents in the area of transport policy, air pollution, and health

Interested in doing a PhD in the area of transport, air pollution, and health? If you are a UK resident, apply for an EPSRC-funded PhD studentship to work on exposures to air pollution in travel microenvironments. The student will be based at Imperial College London in the Centre for Environmental Policy, and co-supervised by Dr Audrey de Nazelle (Imperial College) and Dr Ben Barratt (King's College). The PhD project will build on other funded projects [...]
Posted: July 18, 2018, 4:27 pm
Research Assistant / PhD Opportunity at Trinity College Dublin

Candidates are invited to apply to join the Centre for Transport Research in the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering at Trinity College Dublin as a Research Assistant / PhD student, to start in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. [...]
Posted: July 18, 2018, 2:51 pm
Dear Colleagues,

You may find below the advertisement for a workshop on “Traffic Flow Control via PDE Techniques” that is organised within CDC 2018.
Feel free to contact the organisers for further informations.

Best regards,
Posted: July 18, 2018, 1:27 pm
Job title: Professor in Transport & Health

Job reference: 0000005990

Date posted: 17/07/2018

Application closing date: 31/07/2018

Salary Salary: Grade 8 - £62,217 - £70,910 pro rata per annum

Package: Excellent benefit package

Job description:

Professor in Transport and Health - 1 year fixed term contract - 2 days a week

It is an exciting time to join Edinburgh Napier University as Professor in Transport & Health on a part-time basis. In this newly created position, you will join our Transport Research Institute (TRI) within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) whilst working collaboratively with our School [...]
Posted: July 17, 2018, 10:16 am
Job title: Professor in Transport & Health
Job reference: 0000005990
Date posted: 17/07/2018
Application closing date: 31/07/2018
Salary Salary: Grade 8 - £62,217 - £70,910 pro rata per annum
Package: Excellent benefit package

Job description:

Professor in Transport and Health - 1 year fixed term contract - 2 days a week

It is an exciting time to join Edinburgh Napier University as Professor in Transport & Health on a part-time basis. In this newly created position, you will join our Transport Research Institute (TRI) within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) whilst working collaboratively with our School [...]
Posted: July 17, 2018, 9:59 am
Dear Colleagues,

We are organising a Special Issue on the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems.

The special issue is for studies which introduce original research, advancements, developments, and experiments pertaining to future traffic management approaches, also, but not exclusively, in the presence of vehicle connectivity and automation. Further details are available at [...]
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:49 am
Dear colleagues,

The Transport Modelling Division of the Department of Management Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is looking for candidates to join the Division as a Research Assistant / PhD scholar, to start in September 2018 or later.

The successful applicant will work on a research project on integrated simulation of future car-sharing solutions, namely on the design, formulation and development of models and simulation capabilities for both the users and the operator of car-sharing services. A MSc / MEng background in computer or transportation science with skills in demand and network modelling, simulation and/or optimization is [...]
Posted: July 13, 2018, 11:55 am

My new book Inequality in Transport has been published today as a paperback (12th July) through Alexandrine Press – Price £30.00 – p. 272 and in full colour.
It is also available through amazon kindle price £9.99
The whole enterprise has been self publication.

Synopsis: Everyone needs transport to move around and to access everyday needs, but for each individual those needs are different, and they change over time and space: herein lie the seeds of inequalities in transport. In Inequality in Transport, David Banister addresses this complex problem, first through an exploration of inequality, its [...]
Posted: July 12, 2018, 3:06 pm
Apologies for cross-posting

Dear all,

A reminder that this is the last week to apply for the Inspiration Fund Scholarship<> to attend the Global Challenges in Transport programme (More information on the programme at:

These scholarships have emerged from our ongoing research on 'The challenges of teaching sustainable transport'. This project aims at better understanding how short courses organised by various UK Universities answer the needs of the transport public and private sector whilst critically reflecting upon how they might shape or challenge current transport planning views and practices. [...]
Posted: July 12, 2018, 1:32 pm

Has anyone on the list looked at the route planning software generally used by truckers/fleet managers to optimise their journeys? Different packages, understanding the algorithms, accuracy etc.?? Perhaps as a wider effort looking at freight costs?



Robert Bain
RBconsult Ltd
Investor Support Services<>
+44 1732 463314

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY. This communication is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential and privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in [...]
Posted: July 12, 2018, 11:46 am
On behalf of Jenny Mindell at UCL, who would like to share this message with the List …

Dear Colleagues,

At the Center for Advancing Research on Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health<> (CARTEEH), we are very excited to host the inaugural Transportation, Air Quality, and Health Symposium, from February 18-20, 2019, in Austin, Texas. This symposium will bring together experts from the health and transportation disciplines to discuss research, policy, and emerging issues related to transportation, air quality, and human health. [...]
Posted: July 12, 2018, 10:30 am
Just a polite reminder that the University of Westminster is advertising a Senior Research Fellow position in air transport mobility assessment, to work in the air traffic management team - applications close on Friday 20 July.

The position requires experience in air transport mobility assessment, with good awareness of previous and on-going EU mobility-related projects, especially within the (air) transport field - not only those funded through Horizon 2020. Detailed knowledge of European high-level agendas, policies and goals is needed, such as ACARE's Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. [...]
Posted: July 11, 2018, 10:52 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 coordinate [...]
Posted: July 10, 2018, 9:31 am
*Apologies for cross-posting*

Dear all,

UCL wants to hire a post-doctoral researcher to lead the development of a driver seat made of soft robotic structures to allow intuitive human-machine interaction in future autonomous vehicles. Further activities will include the integration of the seat into a driving simulator, involvement in outreach programmes, impact activities and academic publications. [...]
Posted: July 9, 2018, 10:30 am
Apologies for cross-posting.

The Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford wants to hire a post-doctoral researcher for a two-year project focused on the effects of transport infrastructure that are widely considered to be 'pro-poor' (e.g. bus rapid transit, cable cars) on the everyday lives of vulnerable social groups in the city, such as the elderly, the disabled and single mothers in poor and/or informal neighbourhoods in one or more Latin American cities. The project will rework the concept of acceptability to reflect local perceptions and experiences of constraints on mobility and everyday practices. The ambition is to develop [...]
Posted: July 9, 2018, 8:31 am
Dear Colleagues, See below the announcement of a new journal on big data analytics in transportation.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 7:53 pm
The MaaSLab at UCL has an opening for a Research Associate in Travel Behaviour Modelling.

As a core member of the MaaSLab, the individual will have the opportunity to participate in the development and expansion of the lab’s work on Mobility as a Service.

The Research Associate will be responsible for developing state-of-the-art travel behaviour and demand models for new mobility services. The RA will also be responsible for designing travel-related surveys and handling data of different types and formats. The RA should add value to MaaSLab’s research agenda by developing knowledge through engagement in funded research projects and publications. [...]
Posted: July 4, 2018, 3:16 pm
The Institute for Transport Studies (IVe) at the University of Natural Resources an Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna is looking for a part-time (24h/week) postgraduate research associate to undertake research with focus on System Dynamics Modelling in transport.

The position offers the opportunity to obtain a PhD and to work on challenging and interesting projects with real-world relevance under the supervision of a strong team of experienced system dynamics and transport modelling experts. [...]
Posted: July 4, 2018, 12:34 pm
We are pleased to share with you our call for papers for a special issue of Simulation in Transportation of the Journal of Simulation, a journal of the Operational Research Society.

Authors are invited to submit a 2 page abstract for consideration by 14th September 2018 and the deadline for full papers is 31st March 2019. This special issue has been arranged through the System Dynamics Society Special Interest Group in Transportation, so particular interest will be given to system dynamics, though agent-based, discrete event and similar or complementary simulation models will also be considered. [...]
Posted: July 2, 2018, 10:24 am