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Transportist: July 2019
New Interdisciplinary Master of Transport
The University of Sydney is pleased to unveil a new, interdisciplinary (Engineering, Planning, and Business) Master of Transport, and is accepting applications for Term 1 and Term 2 of 2020 now. Contact me if you have questions.
Transportist (the blog)
Transport Poverty | A Political Economy of Access (free chapter)
Following up on our article on Polycentricity,
I was interviewed on 2SER (107.3) radio (June 13, 7:30 pm) about polycentrism. Here is the podcast: https://2ser.com/three-cbds-in-one-city/
Friends of Erskineville: Conversation with David Levinson (with links to video recording)
Phone Zombies: Distracted walking or distracting discussion? - by Rudy Botha
The call for papers for the 8th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability in Stockholm has been announced.
I present at the Transport Australia Conference in Sydney on 27 & 28 June 2019, the question was "Fuel excise does not exist, how do we replace that income stream by 2030?" the answer is to Phase in pricing, one electric vehicle at a time.
I presented at TRISTAN on a General Theory of Access.
I will be at COTA - CICTP next month in Nanjing (and Beijing for an event before that).
Transit and Microtransit
NSW Rail Control Centre Opened (“Bigger than NASA”). [Of course there are more trains than rockets]
Driverless train moves in wrong direction, injures 14 in Yokohama [Not just Sydney]
Reviews of Sydney Metro (Who knew trains had so many teeth?)
Automated, Autonomous, Driverless, and Self-Driving Vehicles, and Semi-Autonomous Systems
GM is opening up Super Cruise hands-free driving system to more roads [200,000 miles of highway][Not sure how they are counting miles, I think it directional miles rather than centerline miles]
Transurban (Australia’s toll road monopolist): Safety pilot launched to test remotely operated vehicles on the 95 Express Lanes
Human-Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads
Standards (Curbs, Mobility, etc.)
OpenStreetMap and curb regulations: A proposed approach - SharedStreets
Open Mobility Foundation — supporting “Mobility Data Specifications” (MDS) that was initially developed by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)
Electrification, Energy, Environment
GM and Fiat Chrysler Unmasked as Tesla's Secret Source of Cash [It has to do with US CAFE standards]
Retail, Wholesale, Logistics, Supply Chain, Freight
The Underground World of Barangaroo precinct
Equity and Justice
Uber Air set to take off in Australia with flying taxi trial in Melbourne “Aerial ridesharing is being touted as a big part of future urban travel.” [I guess it depends on what you mean by the word “big”]
What Works, by Politico (Some nice examplars)
A Political Economy of Access. (2019) By David M. Levinson and David A. King (Book 4 in the Access Quartet)
Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. (2018) By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. (Book 3 in the Access Quartet)
Spontaneous Access: Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport (2016) by David Levinson. (Book 2 in the Access Quartet)
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. (Book 4 in the Access Quartet)
Metropolitan Transport and Land Use: Planning for Place and Plexus (2018) by David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
The Transportation Experience: Second Edition Garrison, William and Levinson, David (2014)