News & Updates


The ATRF Executive Committee and the ATRF 2021 Local Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the 42nd Australasian Transport Research Forum will be held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane on 8-10 December 2021. See Call for papers.

Update: Due to the large number of requests for extra time to submit papers to the ATRF 2021 Conference, the deadline for submissions has been extended to 25 July 2021.

ATRF 2020 Webinar: 'Work Beyond COVID-19' – 30 November 2020

In lieu of this year’s annual conference, the ATRF Scientific Committee held a free Webinar on the issue of Work Beyond COVID-19. Topics such as workplace and wellbeing, resilience, new global trends in mobility and the role of spatial and temporal flexibility will form lively debate and interaction.

A copy of the event brochure is available here ATRF 2020: 'Work Beyond COVID-19'

A recording of the event is available at and a follow-up post by Professor Glenn Lyons is available at


The Professional Practice Paper Prize for the author(s) of the best Professional Practice paper at the conference was awarded to Patrick Tsai for his paper on “Valuing Walking Amenity Benefits for Placemaking Projects.”

The Contemporary Research Paper Prize for the author(s) adjudged to have delivered the best Contemporary Research paper at the conference was awarded to Brook Shiferaw, Jennifer Cori, Luke Downey, Jonny Kuo, Mike Lenne, Shamsi Soleimanloo, Tracey Sletten, Shanthakumar Rajaratnam and Mark Howard for their paper on “Fatigue among heavy vehicle drivers: the impact of shift-start times and time of day”.

The David Willis Prize for the best student paper at the conference was awarded to Matthew John Richards and Jan Christoph Zill for their paper on “Modelling mode choice with machine learning algorithms.”

The J H Taplin Prize for the best paper at the conference was presented to Mark Harvey for his paper on “The role of distance decay in estimating wider economic benefits from agglomeration”.