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Another article about my presentation at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook conference: James Jaillet writes in CCJ News “Evolving use of U.S. highways, increasing truck freight efficiency highlight CV Outlook panel on freight infrastructure” … Smarter…
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Dorothy Cox at The Trucker wrote about my panel at the really interesting  CVO Conference yesterday in Dallas “Industry must change, but tech advancements carry their own challenges, panelist says“. The conference can be followed on Twitter at the…
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Recent working paper Murphy, B., D. Levinson, and A. Owen (2015) Accessibility and Centrality Based Estimation of Urban Pedestrian Activity (working paper) Non-motorized transportation, particularly including walking and bicycling, are increasingly…
Recent working paper Murphy, B., D. Levinson, and A. Owen (2015) Accessibility and Centrality Based Estimation of Urban Pedestrian Activity (working paper) Non-motorized transportation, particularl...
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We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest book The End of Traffic and the Future of Transport on Kindle Editions. The price is $4.99. Table of Contents Preface: The Lost Joy of Automobility Climbing Mount Auto: The Rise of Cars in the 20th…
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Physical Activity in School Travel: A Cross-Nested Logit Approach

Recent working paper Ermagun, Alireza, and Levinson, D. (2015) Physical Activity in School Travel: A Cross-Nested Logit Approach  (working paper) This paper considers school access by both active (walk, bike), quasi-active (walk to transit) and non-active…
Recent working paper Ermagun, Alireza, and Levinson, D. (2015) Physical Activity in School Travel: A Cross-Nested Logit Approach  (working paper) This paper considers school access by both active (...
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“Transit Makes you Short”: On Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and the Built Environment

Recent working paper Ermagun, Alireza, and Levinson, D. (2015) “Transit Makes you Short”: On Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and the Built Environment  (working paper) The current research provides a test framework to understand whether and to…
Recent working paper Ermagun, Alireza, and Levinson, D. (2015) “Transit Makes you Short”: On Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and the Built Environment  (working paper) The current resear...
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Is Bicycling Contagious? Effects of Bike Share Stations and Activity on System Membership and General Population Cycling

Recent working paper Schoner, J., G. Lindsey and D. Levinson (2015)  Is Bicycling Contagious? Effects of Bike Share Stations and Activity on System Membership and General Population Cycling  (working paper) This paper presents new evidence about the role…
Recent working paper Schoner, J., G. Lindsey and D. Levinson (2015)  Is Bicycling Contagious? Effects of Bike Share Stations and Activity on System Membership and General Population Cycling  (worki...
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Evaluating the “Safety In Numbers” Effect With Estimated Pedestrian Activity

Recent working paper: Murphy, B., D. Levinson, and A. Owen (2015) Evaluating the “Safety In Numbers” Effect With Estimated Pedestrian Activity (working paper)   Pedestrian and bicyclist collision risk assessment offers a powerful and informative tool in…
Recent working paper: Murphy, B., D. Levinson, and A. Owen (2015) Evaluating the “Safety In Numbers” Effect With Estimated Pedestrian Activity (working paper)   Pedestrian and bicyclist collis...
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Cohort Effects and Their Influence on Car Ownership

Recent working paper Iacono, M., and Levinson, D. (2015) Cohort Effects and Their Influence on Car Ownership  (working paper) Recent trends in the United States suggest a movement toward saturation of vehicle ownership. This paper examines this trend…
Recent working paper Iacono, M., and Levinson, D. (2015) Cohort Effects and Their Influence on Car Ownership  (working paper) Recent trends in the United States suggest a movement toward saturation...
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Accessibility and Transit Performance

Recent working paper Ermagun, Alireza, and Levinson, D. (2015) Accessibility and Transit Performance  (working paper) This study disentangles the impact of financial and physical dimensions of transit service operators on net transit accessibility for 46…
Recent working paper Ermagun, Alireza, and Levinson, D. (2015) Accessibility and Transit Performance  (working paper) This study disentangles the impact of financial and physical dimensions of tran...
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Intra-household Bargaining for School Trip Accompaniment of Children: A Group Decision Approach with Altruism

Recent working paper Ermagun, Alireza, and Levinson, D. (2015) Intra-household Bargaining for Accompaniment of Children: A Group-decision Approach  (working paper) This paper tests a group decision-making model with altruism to examine the school travel…
Recent working paper Ermagun, Alireza, and Levinson, D. (2015) Intra-household Bargaining for Accompaniment of Children: A Group-decision Approach  (working paper) This paper tests a group decision...
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Okay, Thunder Bay (map) is not quite in Minnesota, but it is the largest city northeast of Minneapolis, larger even than Duluth with over 100,000 people (though of course, when you get talking about metropolitan areas, the numbers change). “Thunder Bay”…
Okay, Thunder Bay (map) is not quite in Minnesota, but it is the largest city northeast of Minneapolis, larger even than Duluth with over 100,000 people (though of course, when you get talking abou...
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Civil Engineering (Ph.D.), 1994 - 1998
  • University of Maryland
    Civil Engineering (M.S.), 1990 - 1992
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Civil Engineering (B), 1984 - 1988
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  • University of Minnesota
    Professor, 1999 - present
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Researcher, 1994 - 1999
  • Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Montgomery County Planning Department (MNCPPC/MCPD)
    Transportation Planner, 1989 - 1994
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    RA, 1988 - 1989
  • Hayes Microcomputer Products
    coop, 1985 - 1987
  • Columbia Flier
    paperboy, 1979 - 1981
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Grids are for squares: Three reasons to consider alternatives to rectili...
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Just as we have cut the earth into a grid of latitude and longitude (and knowing that each "block" of 1 degree latitude by 1 degree longitud

The Journal of Transport and Land Use enters year six - The Transportati...
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In the past year, the JTLU website has had almost 17000 visits. According to Google Scholar, we have an h-index of 16, 16 articles cited 16

Journal of Transport and Land Use 6(1) - The Transportationist.org
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a weblog by David Levinson and the Nexus Research Group on Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems. [@trnsprttnst]. Journal of Transport and

Efficiency Comparison of Pathfinding Algorithms
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A very cool interactive comparison of efficiency in pathfinding algorithms (via @hmason). A nice thing to play with during boaring meetings.

Club Transit - The Transportationist.org
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Users should be financially incentivized to get season or annual passes (paid monthly with bank debits) and become “members” of the transit

NLX redux - The Transportationist.org
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I get into a Letter to the Editors battle over in Pine City. I am responding to this about everyone's favorite intercity rail project, the N

Access Across America - The Transportationist.org
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Executive Summary. Accessibility is the ease of reaching valued destinations. It can be measured across different times of day (accessibilit

xkcd: Suckville
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Dinosaur Comics, A Softer World, Perry Bible Fellowship, Copper, Questionable Content, Achewood, Wondermark, Indexed, Buttercup Festival. Wa

Annals of excess cost - The Transportationist.org
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So we have the capital cost of a commuter rail station at $100000 per passenger. Note this is more than a car or even a simple house. The pa

Black Holes: A brief treatise on the nature of journal publications and ...
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Academia should be faster than it is. This especially applies to the transportation and planning journals with which I am familiar. It often

It's Alive - The Transportationist.org
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a weblog by David Levinson and the Nexus Research Group on Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems. [@trnsprttnst]. It's Alive. By David Levi

FOSS4G: FOSS Experiences in Transportation and Land Use Research - The T...
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FOSS Experiences in Transportation and Land Use Research. Andrew Owen, University of Minnesota Nexus Research Group  The Nexus Research Gro

OpenScheduleTracker - The Transportationist.org
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When a new bus route is added or a new rail station opens, the public discussion tends to focus on effects near the new facility: people wan

$40bn “fix it first” plan headlines Obama’s infrastructure push - The Tr...
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In his State of the Union address last month, US President Barack Obama proposed investing $50bn, starting right away, on the country's tran

To Game or Not to Game: Teaching Transportation with Board Games webinar...
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AHB45 Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics will host a special webinar on March 19, 11:00 AM EDT on "To Game or Not to Game:

How shoveling and plowing snow now extends the duration of icy sidewalks...
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Minnesota is getting still more ice/sleet/freezing rain/snow today. We will see piles of snow for a long time. Why will we see piles of snow

Suppose we replaced the federal income tax with inflation. - The Transpo...
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I just filled out my taxes this year, and it seems an awful waste of time. And TurboTax (and the tax code for which it stands) is increasing

Selfishness and Altruism in the Distribution of Travel Time and Income. ...
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Recently published: Tilahun, Nebiyou, and David Levinson (2013) Selfishness and Altruism in the Distribution of Travel Time and Income. [pre

Demand Side Solutions to Ice-Related Falls - The Transportationist.org
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I talked before about things we can do to reduce the iciness of sidewalks. That is a supply side solution. We need to think about demand sid