Professor Tae Hoon Oum, PhD, MBA
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
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The President and the COVID-19 Task Force
The WCTR Society’s Covid-19 Task Force has formulated a five-point recommendations for policy makers who are responsible for deciding when to end the Covid-19 lockdown period, and to those who are responsible for allocating nearly $12 trillion (worldwide) fiscal/monetary stimulus funds including central bankers.
We give clear reasons why the socially optimal lockdown period is longer than what citizens and business communities want. Further, the decision on when to end the lockdown should be made by state/province instead of choosing a uniform lockdown period by a country. If it is possible to control people movement across boundary, it is also, preferable to choose lockdown period by each city or county.
The remaining four recommendations focus on Transport and Logistics sector organization, including aviation and urban transit, in preparation for the post-lockdown period. For the full 3-page recommendations, please click WCTR Society Recommendations on COVID-19 Policy Decisions.
As part of a series of activities to promote the sharing of research and practical understanding of travel behaviour responses, industry and government strategies and the resultant social, environmental and economic impacts, WCTRS is pleased to host a database of studies being conducted globally on this topic. You can now download the first iteration of the database of submitted studies. This database will grow over time and be updated. If you have a study to be added then please email the WCTRS Secretary.
If you have suggestions for specific fields of information we can hold as we improve the database to make it more useful then please also get in touch. The database is open for all academic, government, consultant and charitable foundation funded work.
WCTRS Repository for Research Related to COVID-19 (Public) Excel File
The 16th World Conference on Transport Research will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from 17th-21st July 2023
Interuniversity Research Centre on Entreprise Networks, Logistics and Transport
The Closing Ceremony for the 15th World Conference on Transportation Research at IITB Bombay, Mumbai, India has now ended
Outcomes from the conference, including general proceedings etc will be available soon in the member area of the website.
Congratulations must go to everyone involved in helping deliver such a wonderful, interesting and inspiring event, and in particular, to our fantastic hosts and Conference Directorate Team, headed by Professor K V Krishna Rao.
Further outcomes from the conference will be added soon, but in the meantime, please click on the link below to see the presentation slides from the Closing Ceremony, which include:
an overview of the key scientific findings;
details of Awards, Prizes and Bursaries presented;
And…….. an announcement on the on the destination for the 16th World Conference. We hope to see you there!
WCTRS Closing Ceremony Slides Mumbai 30 May 2019
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