WCTRS Research Newsletter September 2021

The September 2021 World Conference on Transport Research Society Research Newsletter is now available. This edition includes updates on the activities done by SIG B3; a research article titled ‘Putting the public back into public transport – the impact of Covid-19’; details on the WCTRS – Panamerican Country and Area Representative council; information about an upcoming Online Course – ‘Introduction to Road Safety Audits’ – 9 –11 October 2021; and a report on the International Webinar on “Church Street First – Impact Assessment of Pedestrianizing an Urban Street in terms of Quality of Life” co-hosted by SIG H2.

WCTRS Research Newsletter- Volume 1, Issue 8, September 2021 (Word Document)

 

New dates for WCTR Montréal: Monday 17th-Friday 21st July 2023

We would like to inform you that the Montréal World Conference on Transport Research has been postponed from July 2022 to Monday 17th-Friday 21st July 2023. This difficult decision was taken due to the uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic will be fully controlled across the world by spring 2022, and the Society’s desire to ensure, as far as possible, that all scholars have the opportunity to attend the conference and participate in the global exchange of research. The Conference will still take place at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Canada, and further information about the call for papers will be announced in due course.

WCTRS is working hard to ensure that we maximise global scientific exchange before we can meet in Montreal. We have decided to hold a virtual event which will be put together in conjunction with our Special Interest Groups on 25th-29th July 2022 and further details on this will be shared in the autumn. We are currently aiming to host a President’s reception at TRB 2022 and hope to see as many of our members and friends there as are able to travel. Further details on the venue will also follow in the autumn.

Thank you very much for your attention and cooperation.

Prof. Tae Oum, WCTRS President

Prof. Lori Tavasszy, WCTRS Scientific Committee Chair

Prof. Greg Marsden, WCTRS Secretary General

Prof. Catherine Morency, WCTRS Montréal Conference Chair

WCTRS President

Professor Tae Hoon Oum, PhD, MBA

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

Please click HERE to see the message from Prof. Tae Oum

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Recommendations on COVID-19 Policy Decisions

The President and the COVID-19 Task Force

The WCTR Society’s Covid-19 Task Force has formulated a five-point recommendations for policy makers who are responsible for deciding when to end the Covid-19 lockdown period, and to those who are responsible for allocating nearly $12 trillion (worldwide) fiscal/monetary stimulus funds including central bankers.

We give clear reasons why the socially optimal lockdown period is longer than what citizens and business communities want.  Further, the decision on when to end the lockdown should be made by state/province instead of choosing a uniform lockdown period by a country.  If it is possible to control people movement across boundary, it is also, preferable to choose lockdown period by each city or county.

The remaining four recommendations focus on Transport and Logistics sector organization, including aviation and urban transit, in preparation for the post-lockdown period.  For the full 3-page recommendations, please click WCTR Society Recommendations on COVID-19 Policy Decisions.

 

New Covid-19 Transport Research Database

As part of a series of activities to promote the sharing of research and practical understanding of travel behaviour responses, industry and government strategies and the resultant social, environmental and economic impacts, WCTRS is pleased to host a database of studies being conducted globally on this topic. You can now download the first iteration of the database of submitted studies. This database will grow over time and be updated. If you have a study to be added then please email the WCTRS Secretary.

If you have suggestions for specific fields of information we can hold as we improve the database to make it more useful then please also get in touch. The database is open for all academic, government, consultant and charitable foundation funded work.

WCTRS Repository for Research Related to COVID-19 (Public) Excel File

WCTRS Research Newsletter September 2021

The September 2021 World Conference on Transport Research Society Research Newsletter is now available. This edition includes updates on the activities done by SIG B3; a research article titled ‘Putting the public back into public transport – the impact of Covid-19’; details on the WCTRS – Panamerican Country and Area Representative council; information about an upcoming Online Course – ‘Introduction to Road Safety Audits’ – 9 –11 October 2021; and a report on the International Webinar on “Church Street First – Impact Assessment of Pedestrianizing an Urban Street in terms of Quality of Life” co-hosted by SIG H2.

WCTRS Research Newsletter- Volume 1, Issue 8, September 2021 (Word Document)

 

WCTRS President

Professor Tae Hoon Oum, PhD, MBA

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

Please click HERE to see the message from Prof. Tae Oum

Please click HERE to see the Profile for Prof. Tae Oum

 

 

Save the Date!

The 16th World Conference on Transport Research will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from 24 to 28 July 2022

Local Organiser:

Interuniversity Research Centre on Entreprise Networks, Logistics and Transport

www.cirrelt.ca

15th World Conference on Transport Research

The Closing Ceremony for the 15th World Conference on Transportation Research at IITB Bombay, Mumbai, India has now ended

Outcomes from the conference, including general proceedings etc will be available soon in the member area of the website.

Congratulations must go to everyone involved in helping deliver such a wonderful, interesting and inspiring event, and in particular, to our fantastic hosts and Conference Directorate Team, headed by Professor K V Krishna Rao.

Further outcomes from the conference will be added soon, but in the meantime, please click on the link below to see the presentation slides from the Closing Ceremony, which include:

  • an overview of the key scientific findings;

  • details of Awards, Prizes and Bursaries presented;

  • And…….. an announcement on the on the destination for the 16th World Conference.  We hope to see you there!

WCTRS Closing Ceremony Slides Mumbai 30 May 2019

 

General Background Information on WCTRS

WCTRS Information leaflets

We have now updated our information leaflets which briefly outline the main aims and achievements of the WCTRS. Please click one of the links below to view this in your preferred language.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The GDPR is a piece of legislation passed by the European Parliament which comes into force on Friday 25 May 2018.  It aims to make it simpler for people to control how organisations use their personal details, and strict rules mean companies will not be allowed to collect or use personal information without the person’s consent.  Personal information includes things like your name, email address and phone number.

Here at the WCTRS, we are committed to respecting and protecting our members privacy, and by providing us with your personal information, you consent to the use of it in accordance with the conditions of our Privacy Notice which can be found here.  We ask that all members take time to read carefully through this notice and if you have any questions, please contact us at wctrs@leeds.ac.uk