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Impact of luggage on public transport crowding levels
Is anyone aware of academic or applied research that has been carried out to identify how to represent the impact of luggage on the calculation of crowding on public transport? Is there a person equivalent of an average suitcase? Are the relationships more complex? Are there modern survey methods that could be employed to estimate these?
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Topics of the day:
1. PhD position in bicycle accident analysis at Trinity College Dublin
2. Special Issue in Transportation 'Transportation System Analysis for Better
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:41:33 +0100
From: Ciaran Simms <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: PhD position in bicycle accident analysis at Trinity College Dublin
The Irish Road Safety Authority is funding a PhD in the Trinity College Dublin Centre for Bioengineering, ideally to commence in October 2017. The topic of the PhD Project is: “Minor, severe and fatal cycling collisions in Ireland: an engineering assessment to prioritise injury/fatality prevention strategies”.
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to complete this 4-year PhD.
Interested parties should email a CV & cover letter to Ciaran Simms at [log in to unmask] by Sep 1st 2017.
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:37:54 -0500
From: Amanda S <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Special Issue in Transportation 'Transportation System Analysis for Better Policy-Making'
We want to call the attention to a new call for papers in *Transportation* on improving policy making for emerging sharing, automation and
*electrification* transportation solutions, with a submission deadline of December 1st, 2017.
SI: Transportation System Analysis for Better Policy-Making
The rise of shared mobility, manifested by services such as car-sharing, ridesourcing, bike-sharing and crowdsourcing delivery, is fundamentally changing the landscape of travel and transport. As the vehicle automation and connectivity technology matures, these shared mobility services could eventually evolve into a powerful alternative to the current model of car ownership. Moreover, the collective ownership, being more rational and having a greater bargaining power for infrastructure improvement, may favor electricity as the primary fuel due to much lower operating and environmental costs. These three trends, namely sharing, automation and electrification, have occupied much of the ongoing research efforts in the field of transportation in recent years. As researchers begin to engineer the next generation of analytical tools tailored to these emerging conditions, a daunting challenge is how to apply these tools to properly inform public policies pertinent to design, operations and management of future transportation systems. Because policies typically aim to achieve certain societal goals by influencing human behaviors, policy making processes must anticipate complex policy-human interaction and take their effects into account. It is this particular challenge that the present Special Issue is focused on.
Specifically, submissions that broadly fit the following profile are most
Addressing a system application related to one (or more) of the
following themes: sharing, automation and electrification;
Employing a quantitative system analysis tool. Network models is
probably the most obvious example, although other system analysis tools may
be accepted as the guest-editors see fit; and
Considering policy-behavior interactions in the tool and/or exploring
policy implications in the analysis.
Special issue article type becomes available in EES: Aug 2017
Submission deadline – December 1st, 2017
Author notification of first round of reviews – March 1st, 2018
Author notification of second round of reviews (if needed) – September
Special issue completed – January 31, 2019
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Transportation System Analysis for Better Policy-Making
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