Transportist: November 2019
Multiple Academic Opportunities with the School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney (all areas, all ranks) [Applications will be reviewed starting on November 15 .]
Johns Hopkins University: Post-doc and Pre-doc at 21st Century Cities Initiative (21CC)
Master of Transport at the University of Sydney
Class start in early 2020, apply now.
Transport Accessibility Manual
The Committee of the Transport Accessibility Manual will meet at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington DC in January:
Transport Accessibility Manual Working Group (SAM20-0007 AP050)
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 8:00AM 9:45AM (US Eastern Standard Time)
We will be discussing the first (preliminary) draft of the document, which will be distributed to mailing list members before the meeting. Contact me directly if you would like to be added to the mailing list.
Transportist (the blog)
Save the Trees on Lawson Street [Trees saved]
Murtaza Haider (2019) Diminishing Returns to Density and Public Transit
Jerome R Mayaud and Rohan Nuttall (2019) A Job, Indeed! Accessibility Equity to Advertised Employment in Cascadia
Sharma, Sabal and Levinson, D. (2019) Travel Cost and Dropout from Secondary Schools in Nepal. Transportation Research part A. 130, 385-397 [doi] [free until Nov 22, 2019]
News & Opinion
Transit and Microtransit
Sydney Metro approval clears way for exact locations of train stations [Pyrmont still up in the air, but you know they’ll get one; Leichhardt should too, but less obvious they will]
Human-Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads
Retail, Wholesale, Logistics, Supply Chain, Freight
Research by Others
People born between 1963 and 1965 are less likely to drive a car to work, are more likely to commute using public transit and are even less likely to own a car than people born just before or after those years.
Lesley Muir (2018) Shady Acres: Politicians Developers and Sydney’s Public Transport Scandals 1872-1895
Australian Word of the month:
Gunzel (n) A railway or tram enthusiast; particularly (formerly derogatory) one who is overly enthusiastic or foolish. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gunzel
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 (3rd edition). (2017) By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek. (Book 1 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)