Today is the final day of the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Our team has been hard at work showcasing their research. Congratulations to them and all their hard work!
Another successful year of DalTRAC students’ transport research – 10 full papers accepted for 98th Annual Meetings of Transportation Research Board, the most prestigious conference (12,000+ delegates) in this field. One of the paper is emerged from PLAN 6000: Independent Project report, and another paper is co-authored by a recent BCD student. Our presentations start Sunday, January 14-17. Good luck presenters and contributors. See the attached picture to view our schedule and topics.
We would like to invite you to attend the Connect Smart workshop on the 16th of February 2018. Join the Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC) for an afternoon of presentation and discussion about emerging technologies that are shaping the future of transportation. Help us develop a shared vision to plan for the future of mobility in Nova Scotia. The workshop is supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy through ConnectSmart project under the Connect2 program. Please feel free to forward the invitation to anyone interested in future technology and transportation.
Date: February 16th, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Dalhousie University, Exhibition Room, Ralph M. Medjuck Building (H building)
5410 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS
For more information and/or to RSVP by 14th February, please contact: Leen Romaneh (firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, some of DalTRAC’s students will be presenting at the TRB annual meeting.
From 8.00 am to 9.45 am (PST):
- Urban Freight Network and Emission Modeling for Port City Halifax, Canada: A Spatial and Temporal Evaluation of Commercial Vehicles Movement by Pauline Laila Bela and Muhammad Habib, Session 513, Presentation 18-06689
- The Relationship Between Neighborhood Characteristics and Emergency Health Services Vehicle Demand: A Poisson Hurdle Regression Modeling Approach by Babatope Olajide, Muhammad Habib, Mikiko Terashima and Sara Campbell, Session 517, Presentation 18-05049
- Microsimulation of Life Stages, Residential Mobility, and Location Choice Processes by Mahmudur Fatmi and Muhammad Habib, Session 517, Presentation 18-06658
- Investigation of Subjective Well-Being, Travel, Built Environment, and Attitudes: A Random-Parameters Ordered Choice Modeling Approach by Stephen McCarthy and Muhammad Habib, , Session 713, Presentation 18-05015
The DalTRAC team promoted the Thumbs Up! Share the Road Nova Scotia campaign during SWITCH Spring Garden on Sunday, September 25. This well attended event allows HRM residents the opportunity to explore streets by foot, bike, or other modes of active transportation. Spring Garden Road was closed off to traffic to encourage recreation activities, markets, and entertainment.
In January 2017, five DalTRAC students will present nine research papers at the 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C. The session information can be found below:
- Risk Assessment and Traffic Impact Microsimulation for a Suspension Bridge Re-Construction Project by MD Jahed Alam and Muhammad Habib, Session 222, Presentation 17-06416, Monday January 9, 8:00am-9:45am
- Microsimulation of Vehicle Transaction Decisions Within an integrated Urban Modeling Framework by Mahmudur Fatmi and Muhammad Habib, Session 508, Presentation 17-06844, Tuesday January 10, 8:00am-9:45am
- Who Do You Travel with and What Type of Vehicle Do You Get? Modeling Choice of Vehicle Type for Travel by Nazmul Arefin Khan and Muhammad Habib, Session 508, Presentation 17-06861, Tuesday January 10, 8:00am-9:45am
- Spatial Evolution of Neighborhood in Shanghai, China: Assessment of Urban Form and Street Network by Haomiao Cheng, Muhammad Habib, Bowei Wang and Jill Grant, Session 703, Presentation 17-05364, Tuesday January 10, 3:45pm-5pm
- Development of Prototype Integrated Urban Model: Microsimulation of Life-Stage Transitions and Residential Location Transitions by Mahmudur Fatmi and Muhammad Habib, Session 703, Presentation 17-05487, Tuesday January 10, 3:45pm-5pm
- Smartphone and Mobility: How Use of Smartphone Applications Affects Travel Decisions by Shaila Jamal and Muhammad Habib, Session 779, Presentation 17-06524, Wednesday January 11, 8:00am-9:45am
- Mobile ICT and Travel: Does Dependency on Smartphone Applications Stimulate Social Trips? by Shaila Jamal and Muhammad Habib, Session 779, Presentation 17-06802, Wednesday January 11, 8:00am-9:45am
- Impact of Smartphone Use on Vehicle Kilometers Traveled: Latent Class Logit Modeling Approach by Shaila Jamal, Muhammad Habib and Nazmul Arefin Khan, Session 779, Presentation 17-06103, Wednesday January 11, 8:00am-9:45am
- Cumulative Prospect Theory-Based Departure Time Choice Modeling for Dynamic Traffic Microsimulation by MD Jahed Alam and Muhammad Habib, Session 828, Presentation 17-06282, Wednesday January 11, 10:15am-12:00pm
Join Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC) for our Pleasant October Hike at Point Pleasant Park at 2pm on Wednesday October 12, in partnership with Halifax Parks and Recreation and Hike Nova Scotia.
The hike is one of about 45 events for the Halifax October Trail Challenge program which runs from October 1-31. It encourages individuals, schools and community groups to get outside and be active, and highlights local trails and parks. This will be a fun, student-led hike along one of the trails within Point Pleasant Park. The actual trail will be determined closer to date, however expect approximately 3km walk. There will be no cost to attend however we would like people to register by emailing email@example.com. Hike NS will be providing a trail prize to give away at the end of the hike.
Check the Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory Facebook (@DalTRACHalifax) and Twitter (@DalTRAC) pages for updates regarding the October 12 Pleasant October Hike event.
The DalTRAC team promoted the Thumbs Up! Share the Road Nova Scotia campaign throughout Bike Week 2016. From June 3-12, bike safety tips and videos were shared on social media, and community events were attended to distribute promotional materials and discuss safer road sharing with community members. We partnered with the Town of Pictou Parks and Recreation department for their Pictou County Bike Week and attended events in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Switch Open Street Sundays was held on June 5 in Dartmouth, with over 500 community members enjoying the open streets with activities for all ages. We also wrapped up the week attending the Halifax Cycling Coalition Bike Expo on Sunday June 12 at the Emera Oval.
Haomiao Cheng, a visiting student from Tongii University in Shanghai, China, will make a presentation on her work entitled The Effect of Wealth Gap on Pedestrian Network and Urban Form in Shanghai.
The presentation will take place on Thursday May 26,2016 at 11am in room B105. Everyone is welcome to attend!
As part of the Dalhousie School of Public Administration’s Speakers’ Series, the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance and the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University are jointly hosting the Social Responses to the ‘Big Lift’ Panel Discussion. The panel discussion will take place in the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library on Wednesday, June 1 between 11:00am-12:30pm. Speakers will include Calvin Burns, Business School, University of Strathclyde; Anatoliy Gruzd, Ted Rogers School of Management and the Social Media Lab, Ryerson University; Ahsan Habib, School of Planning and Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC), Dalhousie University; and Kevin Quigley, MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Dalhousie University.
For more information visit: http://www.dal.ca/dept/maceachen-institute/bridge_redecking_panel.html