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Transportist: February 2019
Welcome to the February 2019 issue of The Transportist, especially to our new readers. As always you can follow along at the blog or on Twitter.
I spent much of the last month in the Northern Hemisphere, visiting the relos in California, Arizona, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as attending the Transportation Research Board conference and seeing many old friends and colleagues. We presented a bunch of papers. Let me know if you want copies.
We are pleased to launch TransportLab, a new interdisciplinary research group at the University of Sydney, aimed at finding solutions to transport problems, independent of domain.
Members of the group come from the Faculties of Architecture, Design, and Planning (Somwrita Sarkar and Jennifer Kent) and Engineering (David Levinson, Mohsen Ramezani, Emily Moylan, and Mengying Cui). Our research themes are: Access, Connect, Control, Design, Rely, Sustain.
Current question we are researching include:
System Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles
Transport and Land Use Interactions
Transport System Performance Measures
Traffic Operations and Control
Network and Spatial Inequalities
Let us know if you want to collaborate on or sponsor research.
TransportCamp Sydney 2019 will be held on the University of Sydney campus. TransportLab is pleased to host and sponsor.
Research Fellow in Large Transport Network Simulation Model Systems - ITLS Closing date: 11:30pm, 10 February 2019 (Sydney time)
Posts at the Blog
Transport Newsletters: An Incomplete List [Other places to get transport news]
Journal of Transport and Land Use Transitions [I have passed the baton to Yingling Fan as general editor of JTLU. I remain founding editor, only Soviet historians can take that away from me.]
Transit and Microtransit
#microtransit is dead; long live micro transit – David Block-Schachter
Ford is shutting down its Chariot shuttle service - techcrunch
Meme Weeding: Unions and Construction Costs - Alon Levy
Automated, Autonomous, Driverless, and Self-Driving Vehicles, and Semi-Autonomous Systems
Self-driving vans will deliver Walmart groceries in Surprise - azcentral.com
Human-Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads
Roads melt as temperatures break records across NSW - smh [Concrete is better]
Shared Vehicles/Ride-sharing/Ride-hailing/Taxis/Car Sharing
Volkswagen to write off Gett investment - Reuters
Limes not lemons: lessons from Australia’s first e-scooter sharing trial - theconversation.com
Dockless Mobility Data - Nathan Stevens
NSW largest solar farm gets government's green light A solar farm which will be the largest in NSW and be big enough power a city of almost a million people is a step closer to reality after getting the green light from planning authorities. smh.com.au
Kerbs and Curbs
5 numbers that surprised us at TRB- Jacob Baskin
Does your city need more parking, or just better maps? - Kenny Durrell
Cincinnati’s Curb of the Future – Uber Under the Hood
The Australian Dream Died Alone in an Apartment - bloomberg
No skyscrapers, mega-malls in Xi’s Xiong’an New Area - atimes.com
Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor bloomberg.com
Aviation and Space
People Pay More to Fly Delta for One Simple Reason - View from the Wing
Equity and Justice
Funding and Finance and Governance
Fewer than 20% of the American population voted for DJT. 62,979,636 / 328,953,020
Sydney's Desal[ination] plant to be switched - The Australian
Historical Map: Sydney Railway Map, 1939 transitmap.net
Update on Australian transport trends (December 2018) - Charting Transport
What explains variations in journey to work mode shares between and within Australian cities? - chartingtransport.com
Flying taxis within five years? Not likely - the conversation
New Hack of the Scholarly Publication System: Danger to Google Scholar By Town Peterson and Jorge Soberon
Research & Data
Papers by Us
Huang, Jie, David Levinson, Jiaoe Wang, Haitao Jin (2019) Job-worker spatial dynamics in Beijing: Insights from Smart Card Data. Cities 86 89-93 [doi]
Papers by Others
Derrible, Sybil (2019) An approach to designing sustainable urban infrastructure
Metropolitan Transport and Land Use: Planning for Place and Plexus (2018) by David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. (2018) By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen.
Spontaneous Access: Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport (2016) by David Levinson.
The End of Traffic and the Future of Access: A Roadmap to the New Transport Landscape. (2017) By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
The Transportation Experience: Second Edition Garrison, William and Levinson, David (2014)