DalTRAC would like to acknowledge and congratulate MD Jahedul Alam, a Civil Engineering PhD student and DalTRAC researcher for receiving the Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Scholarship. He presented his evacuation research at the Killam Celebration Luncheon, November 19, 2018. MD Jahedul Alam accepted the Killam Predoctoral Scholarship for his research on the “Development of a Mass Evacuation Microsimulation Model for the Halifax Peninsula”. His research focuses on developing an evacuation traffic microsimulation model to understand the intricacies around how to evacuate the Halifax Peninsula due to flood risks during a natural disaster occurrence. He has developed a sequential modeling framework and methods to develop strategies for an efficient evacuation. The research will help emergency planners to better prepare for a mass evacuation.
The DalTRAC team was featured in The Star Halifax’s news article on Friday, October 5th. Our director, Dr. Habib, discusses the significance of modeling evacuation scenarios for the Halifax Peninsula.
On Thursday August 30, Dalhousie University hosted an announcement of funding for the Halifax projects under the Department of Energy’s Connect 2 sustainable transportation grant program. Rafah DiCostanzo, a Member of the Legislative Assembly, announced DalTRAC as one of the three Dalhousie-led projects to receive funding. DalTRAC’s Connect Smart project will aim to increase awareness of shared mobility services and integration of future transportation options.
From left to right: Dr. Ivan Joseph (VP Student Affairs, Dalhousie University), Rafah DiCostanza (Member of Legislative Assembly), and Dr. Ahsan Habib (Director of DalTRAC).
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Invitation letters for the 2018 Nova Scotia Travel Activity (NovaTRAC) Halifax Survey are in the mail!
The survey will collect information about your household and household members’ daily travel activities (when, where, why and how they travel) to inform planning and policy-making.
If you were selected or know someone who has been selected, please encourage them to complete the survey! Participation is entirely voluntary and information will be kept strictly confidential.
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