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VALE JOHN HE TAPLIN 1930–2019

Professor John Taplin, joint founder of the ATRF and distinguished Australian transport economist, died on 17 March 2019, aged 88.

A brief outline of John's achievements.

42ND AUSTRALASIAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH FORUM

The ATRF Executive Committee and the ATRF 2020 Local Organising Committee have decided to postpone the 42nd ATRF, which was scheduled to take place in Brisbane this November, to the second half of 2021. This difficult decision was made in light of the many months of uncertainty arising from the COVID-19 situation.

Please keep checking in with us for updates and interim events that may be planned. Your ongoing support is very much appreciated.

41ST AUSTRALASIAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH FORUM

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”.