Archived posts for 2017 May:

Dalhousie School of Planning student awards

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DalTRAC would like to acknowledge and congratulate Shaila Jamal and Stephen McCarthy for receiving awards at the Dalhousie University School of Planning Convocation Tea on Monday May 29, 2017. Shaila Jamal, Master of Planning Studies graduate (’16) and DalTRAC researcher, accepted the award for School of Planning MPS Sexton Honor Roll and School of Planning Prize for Outstanding Graduate Research. Additionally, Stephen McCarthy, Master of Planning student and DalTRAC research assistant, was awarded a Rosetti Scholarship to enable his participation in the North American meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) in Vancouver, November 2017.

Dr. Ahsan Habib pictured with award winner Shaila Jamal and Dr. Mikiko Terashima

Dr. Ahsan Habib pictured with award winner Shaila Jamal and Dr. Mikiko Terashima

CITE Atlantic Provinces Section 2017 Spring Meeting

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Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC) will participate in the 2017 Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) Atlantic Provinces Section Spring Meeting on Thursday May 25 in Halifax. Dr. Habib, DalTRAC director, will present a project entitled “Evacuation of Halifax Peninsula: A Dynamic Microsimulation Modelling of Halifax Peninsula” and Mahmudur Fatmi, Ph.D. student, will present his research work entitled “Results of the Agent-based Integrated Urban Systems model for Halifax”. Other members of the DalTRAC team will host a poster session highlighting some of the projects being conducted over the last year. These projects range from traffic microsimulation, vehicle transaction decision modeling, and smartphone use and travel.

CITE Atlantic Provinces 2017 Spring Agenda

8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies

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Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC) research will be presented in Portugal for the 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies. On May 17th, Dr. Habib will present a paper entitled Vulnerability in Transport Network during Critical Infrastructure Renewal: Lessons Learned from a Dynamic Traffic Microsimulation Model by MD Jahedul Alam PhD Student, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering; Dr. Muhammad Ahsanul Habib, Associate Professor School of Planning, and Department of Civil and Resource Engineering (cross); and Dr. Kevin Quigley, Associate Professor Scholarly Director, MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Dalhousie University. On May 19th, Dr. Habib will present a paper entitled Baseline Synthesis and Microsimulation of Life-stage Transitions within an Agent-based Integrated Urban Model by Mahmudur Rahman Fatmi, PhD candidate, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering; and Dr. Muhammad Ahsanul Habib, Associate Professor School of Planning, and Department of Civil and Resource Engineering (cross), Dalhousie University. Dr. Ahsan Habib will present both papers on behalf of DalTRAC and Dalhousie University researchers.

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Community Transportation Nova Scotia (CTNS) Conference

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DalTRAC students will be participating in the Community Transportation Nova Scotia (CTNS) Conference and AGM on Tuesday, May 16 in Truro. The theme of this years conference is Transforming Community Transportation: Mobility for All! DalTRAC students will have posters displayed throughout the entire conference related to topics such as transportation sustainability, accessibility, smartphone use and travel, risk assessment and emission modelling.

For more information about the CTNS Conference please visit http://communitytransitns.ca/events/

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You Count! DalTRAC Collecting Data for University Avenue Bicycle Lane Pilot Project

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Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC) has partnered with Dalhousie University to conduct data collection for the University Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane Pilot Project. These counters will help increase the availability and transparency of data for bicycle use in Halifax.  A permanent counter is located on the North side of University Avenue outside the Dalhousie Arts Centre. This counter has a permanent real-time display. The second counter is installed on the South side of the boulevard, outside the Kenneth Rowe Management building. Online bicycle counts will be available through DalTRAC’s StreetSenseNetwork website at http://www.eco-public.com/ParcPublic/?id=4638.

If you are a cyclist travelling on University Avenue, make sure you are counted. For more information about the StreetSenseNetwork please contact daltrac@dal.ca

Permanent real-time bicycle counter display outside the Dalhousie Arts Centre

Permanent real-time bicycle counter display outside the Dalhousie Arts Centre

The green line shows the location of the permanent bicycle counter outside the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Once crossing this imaginary line on a bicycle, the display should update.

The green line shows the location of the permanent bicycle counter outside the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Once crossing this imaginary line on a bicycle, the display (above) should update.

Temporary bicycle tube counter outside Kenneth Rowe Management building

Temporary bicycle tube counter outside Kenneth Rowe Management building