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Public Transport Research News
UITP Award to ITS (Monash)
L to R: Hans Ratt, UITP President & Prof Graham Currie
The Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) in the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University has won the inaugural Asia Pacific Award for Knowledge and Research at the 59th Annual World Congress of the Union Internationale de Transport Publics (UITP - International Association of Public Transport).
The award was a hotly contested prize, with ITS Monash beating all other universities in Australia, China, South East Asia and Japan. The win grants ITS with a claim to the top five status in public transport research in the world.
UITP is the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. The award aims to support innovation and best practices to improve public transport systems worldwide.
ITS Monash was selected out at 155 nominations from a total of 43 countries worldwide. Their nomination was for ‘World Transit Research’, a partnership between ITS Monash and the world’s leading academic research journals in Transport.
World Transit Research (WTR) aims to make it easier for public transport practitioners to access quality academic research. WTR is a free repository of research papers, reports, research abstracts and links to research findings from leading research journals to ensure easier access to topics of interest. The site is developed and run by the Public Transport Research Group at ITS Monash.
The Monash system has been running since July 2010 and is currently used by 27,000 individual users from 148 countries worldwide, most from North America and Europe. Public Transport Planners from over 3,800 cities worldwide use WTR to help in planning services. WTR is developed by Professor Graham Currie, Professor of Public Transport at ITS Monash and managed by Pauline Forbes, Research Clearinghouse Manager, ITS Monash. It is funded through the research activities of Professor Currie and his team in the Public Transport Research Group.
For more information visit World Transit Research