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.
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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