On Friday 20 February 2015, the third annual iMoD workshop took place at the University of Melbourne.This year, we have several research students working on the iMoD project, so we had a range of in-depth 20 minute presentations to 5 minute lightning presentations from those who have recently joined the project.
Our subprojects range from comparing simulation tools, simulation of DRT services and feeder buses, understanding mobility from GPS traces, simulating shared passenger/freight services, and providing information for decision making about rideshare options. We also provided updates on our engagement activities (including events such as #infrahack and Melbourne Knowledge Week) and travels (to conferences such as TRB, ITSC, and GIScience). The updates and feedback from industry partners was also very useful.
Over the next year, we will focus on bringing together all these strands, focusing on demand generation for DRT and developing decision support tools to assist decision makers in implementing DRT services in Victoria and elsewhere.