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Transport Australia Society Event (Webinar) – The Future of Public Transport Ridership

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+10

Engineers Australia’s Transport Medal rewards and recognises outstanding individual contributions to transport in Australia and is open to individuals from public and private sectors. The Transport Medal is open to individuals from public and private sectors including transport operators, consultants, government departments and authorities as well as academics and researchers. After a hiatus awarding the medal for a number of years the Transport Australia society has worked with the Civil College to award the 2020 Transport Medal to Professor Graham Currie for his work in public transport research, education and industry.

This seminar is an opportunity to hear from Professor Currie at a time of unprecedented uncertainty since World War 2 about the daily transport task and forecasting what might happen next with Public Transport ridership, currently hit particularly hard due to concerns about public interactions.

Speaker: Professor Graham Currie, 2020 Transport Medal recipient

Prof Currie is a renowned international Public Transport research leader and policy advisor with over 30 years experience. He is founder of the ‘World Transit Research’ clearinghouse, which has consolidated all research in this field into a single accessible source and is now used by over 8,000 towns and cities in over 170 countries worldwide.

Professor Currie has worked for some of the worlds leading Public Transport Operators including London Transport, and he has managed numerous Public Transport research and development projects internationally. Graham is also a specialist advisor to international agencies on planning transport for special events and has worked on all the summer Olympic Games since 1996 and the Hajj pilgrimage in Mekka.

Graham holds one of the worlds first full Professorships specializing in Public Transport at Monash University. In this role he aims to develop knowledge and training for the public transport profession on a national and international basis. In 2015, an independent world review of academic research in the field of public transport (Heilig, Leonard & Voß, Stefan. 2015. A Scientometric Analysis of Public Transport Research. Journal of Public Transportation, 18 (2): 111-141.) found that public transport research at Monash University was the leading research group in Australia and in the top 3 in the world. In addition Professor Currie was found to one of the most cited researchers in the field and also one of the most productive in terms of the volume of research outputs in leading research journals.

(Note: This is an EA webinar event, costs may be applicable)

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