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Transport Research conference opens in DIT

Posted: 1 September, 2016

The Irish Transport Research Network (IRTN) is holding its 2016 conference in DIT Grangegorman this week, with one hundred delegates from around Ireland as well as international guests.

Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT with keynote speakers at the ITRN conference, Jarrett Walker and CEO of National Transport Authority, Anne Graham.

The largest transport research event in Ireland, ITRN is an opportunity for industry, agencies, non-government organisations & academia to promote, share and discuss current issues and latest developments in the field of transportation.  The theme of the 2016 conference is: -

Transport Policies for the Future – Learning from the Past

This year's conference will include keynote addresses by Anne Graham, CEO, National Transport Authority and by Jarrett Walker, author of Human Transit - How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives.  Jarrett Walker consults internationally in public transport network design and blogs at www.humantransit.org.  The programme also includes:

    • a workshop in public transport network design, by eminent international expert, Jarrett Walker
    • more than 40 research papers from Irish- and international-based researchers
    • Horizon 2020 research update from Enterprise Ireland National Delegate & Contact Point for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport, Dr. Bob Flynn
    • a tour of DIT Grangegorman Campus and smarter campus travel initiatives
    • a display of vehicles from 1916 to the present and the future
    • a demonstration of the Grangegorman campus Photovoltaic Charging Station for light-weight electric vehicles
    • a closing panel discussion on "Transport Policies for the Future"

Delegates and visitors to the campus will be met by an original Howth tram which has been delivered from the National Transport Museum by Luas Cross-City.  The tram is part of a display of vehicles from 1916 to the present and the future, including a display of cargo-, fold-up and electric bikes with a chance to demo some of these around the car-free Grangegorman campus, courtesy of “The Bike Institute”, Dorset Street, Dublin 1

ITRN 2016 would like to thank our main event sponsors, the National Transport Authority.  ITRN 2016 is a not-for-profit event whose purpose is to encourage research and disseminate knowledge in the transport sector in Ireland.

 

All aboard - Ciaran Cuffe, DIT lecturer in planning and chair of the ITRN conference, with Anne Graham, CEO of the NTA, and Professor Brian Norton