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

New 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

 

 

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

 

WCTRS News Briefing No 11  –  November 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No 11  –  November 2019

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

  • An invitation from WCTRS President Tae Oum to attend the WCTRS reception at TRB in January;
  • Details of a Post-Doc position on Urban Transport Efficiency Benchmarking based at Tongji-WCTRS Center, Shanghai, China;
  • Call for Papers for HEART 2020, the 9th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation;
  • A link to the Presentation from Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker on “Options for reducing the carbon footprint of mobility”;
  • Dates for your Diary.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

Please note, the Secretariat is unable to answer queries regarding publication in journals or special issues.  Our Editorial Teams are currently working on this and an update will be circulated when available.  Thank you.

WCTRS News Briefing No 10  –  November 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No 10  –  November 2019

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

  • An invitation from WCTRS President Tae Oum to attend the WCTRS reception at TRB in January;
  • Details of the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ course, (part of the Global Challenges in Transport Leadership Programme);
  • Information on the First International Conference on Smart Technology and Urban Development (STUD 2019);
  • An update on the WCTRS Website;
  • Dates for your Diary.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

Please note, the Secretariat is unable to answer queries regarding publication in journals or special issues.  Our Editorial Teams are currently working on this and an update will be circulated when available.  Thank you.

Special Interest Group (SIG) G3 – Special Sessions at TISRoma 2019

What:              WCTR SIG G3 organised two special sessions during the TISRoma 2019 Congress organised by the AIIT (Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering). The sessions were chaired by Maria Attard (University of Malta – SIG G3 co-chair) and Michela Le Pira (University of Catania – TISRoma organising committee member). A total of 11 papers were presented from a number of countries. The proceedings of the special sessions will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal Research in Transportation Business and Management, published by Elsevier.  

Please click the link below to hear the introduction from Maria Attard.


07 Maria Attard

 

 

Global Challenges in Transport Leadership programme ‘Health and Wellbeing’ course

What:  ‘Health and Wellbeing’ Course

Current transport systems, with associated emissions and lifestyle choices, have widespread adverse impacts on public health and wellbeing. The associated physical inactivity, emissions and traffic accidents all are a growing source of public concern. As part of the Global Challenges in Transport Leadership programme, this course provides decision-makers from a range of sectors with the necessary skills and expertise, supported by the latest research evidence, to address the complex challenges of delivering sustainable transport solutions.

Where:  Kellogg College, Oxford

When:  10-13 December 2019

Further info:  For more info visit: www.tsu.ox.ac.uk/course or contact exed@tsu.ox.ac.uk

Deadline:  Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis

 

 

WCTRS News Briefing No 9  –  October 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No 9  –  October 2019

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

 

  • An update on the WCTRS Privacy Notice;
  • Deadline extension for submissions for the CODATU XVIII Conference;
  • Positions available at Lund University, Sweden;
  • A call for researchers for H2020 Project “Mobility and time Value”;
  • Details of special sessions organised by SIG G3 at TISRoma 2019 Congress;’
  • Dates for your Diary.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

Please note, the Secretariat is unable to answer queries regarding publication in journals or special issues.  Our Editorial Teams are currently working on this and an update will be circulated when available.  Thank you.

Call for Abstracts:  18th CODATU Conference

What:                     Call for Abstracts18th CODATU Conference

Since 1980, CODATU has organized every two years International Conferences on urban transport aiming at promoting sustainable urban mobility in developing countries. The objective is to design and propose specific innovative solutions or research paths adapted to the various contexts of these countries. Each time this event takes place alternatively in a different city localized in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Indeed, cities of developing and emerging countries face specific challenges and need solutions, meeting local needs and conditions. This is a special event since the 1st CODATU conference was held in Dakar, Senegal in 1980. It will be a unique opportunity to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of CODATU and to point out the improvements realized since then, as well as the progresses still to be implemented in order to achieve a sustainable development. The host organization in Senegal is CETUD (Conseil Exécutif des Transports Urbains de Dakar), the local authority for urban transport in Dakar.

Where:         Dakar, Senegal, Abdou Diouf Conference Centre (CICAD)

When:          9-11 November 2020

Further info:          http://www.codatu.org/conferences/codatu-xviii-conference-call-for-abstracts/

Abstract Submission Deadline:  13 October 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No 8  –  September 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No 8  –  September 2019

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

  • Details of positions available at TU Delft, Netherlands and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Global SCALE Network;
  • An invitation to the Open Seminar for “Land use transport integrated modeling in the assessment of SGDs and QoL” at the University of Tokyo;
  • A reminder regarding papers from Mumbai WCTR being added to the WCTRS website;
  • Dates for your Diary.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

Please note, the Secretariat is unable to answer queries regarding publication in journals or special issues.  Our Editorial Teams are currently working on this and an update will be circulated when available.  Thank you.

Open Seminar for “Land use transport integrated modeling in the assessment of SGDs and QoL”

WCTRS Special Interest Groups F1 and H5 Joint Seminar

The Chairs of WCTRS Special Interest Groups F1 (Transport and Spatial Development) and H5 (Urban Transport in Developing Countries) are holding a joint seminar on the topic of “Land use transport integrated modeling in the assessment of SGDs and QoL” .  Your participation will be welcome and you can find further details on the link below.  Please confirm your interest by 27 September 2019.

Where:           University of Tokyo

When:             14:00 – 17:00 Thursday 10 October 2019

Further info:   For more information, please visit:  https://forms.gle/i9UVL1itFeh3Pbax8

 

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

WCTRS News Briefing No 7  –  September 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No 7  –  September 2019

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

  • An Invitation from the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF), to sub-Saharan University based researchers to submit proposals for Exploratory Comparative Research Projects;
  • Final Call for Abstracts for the 18th CODATU Conference;
  • Call for Papers for the World’s First ‘Bridging Transportation Researchers’ (BTR) Online conference;
  • Various C-MAT research specialisation courses to be held in Antwerp, Belgium during Autumn 2019;
  • EASTS and WCTRS Joint Session on “Application of Travel behavior Analysis and Demand Modeling Approaches for Solving Transportation Problems”;
  • Dates for your Diary.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

 

 

WCTRS News Briefing No 6  –  August

WCTRS News Briefing No 6  –  August

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

  • An update on the 15th WCTR;
  • Final reminder re WCTRS Membership Renewal;
  • Call for Abstracts for the 18th CODATU Conference;
  • Vacancy for an Assistant Transport Planner at WSP Greater China;
  • Call for Papers for LDIC 2020;
  • Fully funded PhD studentship opportunity at the University of Manchester;
  • Dates for your Diary.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

WCTRS-Y Newsletter – May 2019

WCTRS-Y Newsletter – May 2019

The third newsletter produced by the WCTRS-YIII Team for Mumbai 2019, is now available on the website at WCTRS-Y Newsletters

This edition includes:

  • An introduction and conference overview from Prof. Lóránt Tavasszy (Chair of the WCTRS Scientific Committee)
  • Interviews with:  Prof. Sergio Jara-Diaz (WCTRS Vice-Chair of Prizes);  Prof. Greg Marsden (Secretary General of the WCTRS);  Jennie Stones (WCTRS Secretary); Prof. Pan Haixiao (Conference Chair of WCTR-14, Shanghai); and Dr Digvijay S. Pawar (Conference Chair for WCTR Young Conference in Mumbai)
  • The detailed programme for the ‘Young Conference’ on Sunday 26 May
  • The outline programme for the main WCTR which takes places from Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
  • Details of various current job and research opportunities

For further details about the conference, including registration, accommodation, VISA requirements, special sessions and pre/post conference tours etc, please visit the conference website at http://www.wctrs-conference.com/

 

Invitation to Special Session on Railway Station Redevelopment using PPPs

WCTR Mumbai Special Sessions on Railway Station Redevelopment using PPPs

This Special Session will report on the new World Bank guidebook on innovative approaches to redeveloping railway stations and fostering enhanced understanding of railway station redevelopment. Speakers include project owners, concessionaires, rail operators, and government agencies: Shige Sakaki, World Bank; S.K. Lohia, Indian Railway Station Development Corporation; Giovanni Rocca, Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane; Kate Matson, Public Transport Victoria (Australia); and Seiichiro Akimura, Japan International Consultants for Transportation.

The session will be chaired by Jonathan Gifford of George Mason University and will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019, 14:30-16:10, Prof. B. Nag Auditorium, VMCC, Session Gen_SS1), IIT Mumbai.

WCTRS SIG F3 Seminar on “Smart city, smart transport and Quality of Life”

The 3rd Tongji-WCTRS SIG F3 Seminar on “Smart city, smart transport and Quality of Life”

The seminar, jointly organised by the Organising Committee of the World Transport Research Conference and Tongji University,  focused on the theme of “Better mobility and quality of life”.  It was divided into three sub-forums: keynote speeches, challenges of urban planning and social impact, better mobility and quality of life. The purpose of the conference was to promote in-depth exchanges and discussions between academia and industry in the areas of smart cities, smart transportation and quality of life. The Conference triggered heated discussions among participants.

For further details about the event, please visit 3rd Tongji-WCTRS SIG F3 Seminar

Establishment of Tongji-WCTRS World Transport Research Center, Shanghai, China

Tongji-WCTRS World Transport Research Center

On the afternoon of April 19, 2019, the founding ceremony of Tongji-WCTRS World Transport Research Center was successfully held at  the College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University.  The aim of which is to cultivate students with international vision and cross-cultural exchanges, innovate the post-doctoral training mode, establish a post-doctoral training mechanism of linkage at home and abroad, improve the quality of post-doctoral training, and actively carry out international cooperation in scientific research.

Professor Ma Wanjing, Vice Dean of Transportation Engineering, presided over the inauguration ceremony, and Professor Fang Shouen, Secretary of the Party Committee of the University, delivered a congratulatory message for the establishment of the Center.

For further details on the event, please visit Establishment of Tongji-WCTRS world transport research center.