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!
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
In January 2018, six DalTRAC students will present six research papers at the 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C. The sessions’ information can be found below:
- 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, Tuesday January 9, 8:00 am-9:45 am
- 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, Tuesday January 9, 8:00 am-9:45 am
- Microsimulation of Life Stages, Residential Mobility, and Location Choice Processes by Mahmudur Fatmi and Muhammad Habib, Session 517, Presentation 18-06658, Tuesday January 9, 8:00 am-9:45 am
- 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, Tuesday January 9, 3:45 pm-5:30 pm
- Investigation of Tour Participation, Time Allocation, and Mode Choice: An Application of Multiple Discrete-Continuous Extreme Value-Mixed Multinomial Logit Modeling Approach by Nazmul Arefin Khan, Annesha Enam, Muhammad Habib and Karthik Konduri, Session 829, Presentation 18-06704, Wednesday January 10, 10:15 am-12:00 pm
- Evaluation of the Traffic Impacts of Mass Evacuation of Halifax: A Flood Risk and Dynamic Traffic Microsimulation Modeling by MD Jahedul Alam, Muhammad Habib, Kevin Quigley and Tim Webster, Session 862, Presentation 18-06677, Wednesday January 10, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
DalTRAC Distinguished Lecture Series
Inaugural Speaker: Professor Eric Miller, University of Toronto
Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Lounge, Engineering B Building, Sexton Campus, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS (adjacent to the DalTRAC lab)
Please RSVP to email@example.com by June 21st.
Please join us for the inaugural lecture of Dalhousie University Transportation Collaboratory’s (DalTRAC) Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Eric Miller will share Toronto’s experience in university-government partnerships with respect to transportation data, analysis and modelling. The presentation will also include an overview of integrated urban modelling research that has been supported by this collaborative R&D environment.
DalTRAC is experimenting with new ways of doing active transportation data collection by employing smartphone apps! Cities around the world are exploring the use of GPS-enabled smartphones to collect data on route choice, travel behaviour, potholes, and more! We will be doing a pilot study in the Halifax Regional Municipality using Cycletracks, a free app developed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. This will help us understand how cyclists move around with respect to trip purpose, gradients, road types, and much more.
Participants will enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Mountain Equipment Co-op!
Interested? Follow these steps:
1. Download Cycletracks. Currently, anyone who has an iPhone can download the app. Unfortunately, this app does not work on Androids in Canada.
2. Enter a few brief points about yourself under the ‘settings’ tab, such as your gender, and postal codes of your home and work.
3. Click “start” at the beginning of your ride, and “save” once you have reached your destination. We encourage you to do this for every ride that is done entirely by bicycle.
4. Select the type of ride. You will be prompted to choose from a variety of trip purposes, such as “commute” or “recreation”.
If you have any questions, contact Niki Siabanis at firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Caroline King. I am a Masters of Planning Studies student here at Dalhousie University. I am also facilitator for the Ecology Action Centre’s Tiny Travel Planning program, Transportation Officer for Dalhousie’s Office of Sustainability, Student Researcher at DalTRAC, and Director of Membership for the Halifax Cycling Coalition.
I am currently working on creating a daycare travel planning program to investigate travel patterns and determine transportation barriers for parents with children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. I thought I would share the latest poster for the proposal of this research. If you have any comments or feedback on my project, I would love to hear it.
More updates and information on the DalTRAC team to come!
DalTRAC is conducting an exciting study of households’ residential location, auto ownership, and travel behaviour choices. If you complete the survey by April 5th 2013, you will be entered into a draw for a $50 Gift Card.
The survey should only take 20-25 minutes to complete. If you feel that a question is not applicable to you, please enter “N/A”. Only those who complete the survey and provide a full mailing address will be entered into the draw.
To participate in the survey, please follow the link below:
If you responded to the first phase of this survey in the Fall of 2012, we thank you for your participation and please disregard this notice.
Please contact Chris Demaine (email@example.com), Mahmud Fatmi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Ahsan Habib, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns regarding this study.
DalTRAC will be holding an opening ceremony for their new DalTRAC Lab in early fall and are hoping to invite a transportation speaker to come inspire.
Do you have an idea for a potential speaker? Someone you just have to see?
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a suggestion in the comments section.