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Dr. Nael Alsaleh presents 'Sustainability Analysis of On-Demand Public Transit Systems'

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There is increased interest from transit agencies to replace fixed-route transit services with on-demand public transit (ODT). However, it is still unclear when and where such a service is efficient and sustainable.

This talk provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the sustainability of ODT systems from the perspective of overall efficiency, environmental footprint, and social equity and inclusion. The proposed framework is illustrated by applying it to the Town of Innisfil, Ontario, where a crowdsourced ODT system has been implemented since 2017.

About the speaker

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Dr. Nael Alsaleh

Dr. Nael Alsaleh is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Mobility Network, University of Toronto. He completed his BSc in Civil Engineering in 2015 and MSc in Transportation Engineering in 2017, from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). His MSc thesis won the first-place award in the Best Master’s Thesis Competition at JUST for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Alsaleh earned his PhD in Transportation Engineering in 2022 from Toronto Metropolitan University. During his PhD, he worked on different emerging on-demand transit projects with leading transportation service providers, and his dissertation focused on exploring network designs, developing demand models, and evaluating the sustainability of on-demand public transit systems. His research interests include travel demand modelling, connected and autonomous vehicles, on-demand shared mobility services, and transportation systems simulation.

Presented by University of Toronto ITE Student Chapter, UT-ITE. Free. All are welcome.

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March 10, 2023
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
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