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At this event hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers, Edinburgh University Hyperloop team, HYPED, presented on the success and challenges of their pod prototype and UK route proposal in International competitions run by SpaceX and Hyperloop One.
30/11/2017 Edinburgh Other Event
Eleven thousands homes between Grantshouse and Berwick have received a questionnaire asking for residents’ views on the impact of the A1 solar powered LED road studs at nine junctions. The questionnaires are part of Edinburgh Napier University's studies into gauging drivers’ awareness of the new...
20/11/2017 Other News
Our 3rd Electric Vehicle Event took place in the Rivers Suite, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh. Keynote address: Scotland’s Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf. The First Minister has just announced her commitment for Scotland to phase out...
26/09/2017 Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University Conference Organisation
TRi Academy of Transport Engineering has been created to provide support for high-caliber students and researchers who wish to develop their research and investigatory competences. This is an opportunity for knowledge stretching and high-quality research and leadership short-run preparation.
22/09/2017 Other News
Prof Tom Rye has been invited to speak at a sustainable transport conference in Luxembourg on 22nd September, about parking and sustainable transport.
13/09/2017 22/09/17 Luxembourg Invited Presentation
A position has become available for a Lecturer/Associate Professor in Transport Engineering at TRI, within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment . The closing date is 22nd October. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking for career progression from lecturer to associate...
12/09/2017 Other News
TRI Academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been appointed as chair of the Scottish Region of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation for 2017-18.
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is the foremost professional body in transportation planning and engineering, representing over 11,500 members across the UK. It provides technical and policy advice to local and national government as well as supporting its members in...
03/08/2017 External Placement
ENRICH project workshop, Dalian
Dr Yuhong Wang and PhD student Ke Du from TRI attended the final ENRICH project workshop - “Evolution, Integration and Optimization of Supply Chains” held in Dalian this July. Miss Ke Du delivered a presentation named ‘Intermodal Transport in Green Port Strategy – An Empirical Application on...
27/07/2017 July, Dalian Other Event
Emine Akgun, TRI PhD student has been successful in securing a place at the LRN Conference in September. It will be a great opportunity for Emine to meet with other PhD students and senior researchers and share knowledge on city logistics.
24/07/2017 6th-8th September, Southampton Other Event
Emine Akgun attended the 22nd European Logistics Association Doctorate Workshop at Wroclaw University of Economics in Poland between 21st-24th June. She was awarded the best student presentation prize. More details can be found at the following here
21/07/2017 21st - 24th June, Poland Award
Damian Stantchev and Clare McTigue attended the REGIO-MOB workshop held in Niepołomice, Poland from 21st – 22nd June 2017 to discuss best practices in sustainable transport. REGIO-MOB is an INTERREG Europe project which aims to promote collaboration among key regional actors in the transport sector...
21/07/2017 21st-22nd June 2017, Poland Other Event
Professor Wafaa Saleh has been invited as the highest honoured guest at 8th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management in Taiwan (TDM 2017) that will be held in Taipei in September 26th to 29th. Innovative concepts, rigorous research, and proactive practices have instilled unprecedented...
08/06/2017 26th-29th Sept, Taipei, Taiwan Keynote Speaker
Prof Tom Rye has been invited to speak at the above event on 7th June which is being jointly organised by Transport Scotland and SEPA. He will be speaking on Managing Air Pollution from Transport: some Experience from other Countries, where he will look at what other countries have managed to do...
07/06/2017 Invited Presentation
TRI's PhD student Suzanne Meade will be speaking at Spokes' Public Meeting on 'Tackling Road Danger' on 14th June. This will be held at 7.30pm-9.30pm at Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh . The public meeting will hear and debate the issues and possible solutions with the...
06/06/2017 14th June at 7.30pm Augustine Utd Church Invited Presentation
Emine will attend ELA Doctoral Workshop in Wroclaw, Poland between 21st and 24th June 2017. She will make a presentation that explain her PhD thesis as well as her progress until this date. ELA calls for applications every year from PhD students, who are working on various subjects of logistics.
05/06/2017 Other Event
Clare McTigue wins STAR2017 paper award
TRI’s Clare McTigue has won the Scottish Transport and Applications conference prize for “Best Paper by a Young Professional”. Clare is in the final year of her PhD research and her paper “Identifying barriers to implementation of bus policies by local authorities in the UK” was selected for the...
31/05/2017 Award
Emine attended a doctoral course in Molde, Norway between 22nd and 26th of May 2017. The aim of the course was to learn how to define, design and evaluate urban freight policies. The course also included discussion concerning how to implement particular data collection methods (i.e.
26/05/2017 Seminar
In May, TRI started a 6-month collaboration on a project with Bikeplus and Glasgow Bike Station, the delivery partner of bike share operator Nextbike. Low-income households suffer higher level of social exclusion than others and will be more likely to be in transport poverty.
24/05/2017 Other News
TRI's Dr Jason Monios has been appointed co-chair of the WCTR special interest group Intermodal Freight Transport. Intermodal Freight Transport has a long history as a session track at WCTR and has developed into a community with a core of regularly attending researchers.
26/04/2017 Conference Programme Committee
Dr Jason Monios has been invited to join Transport Scotland's Strategic Framework Group. The remit of this group is to review the current National Transport Strategy strategic framework (vision, objectives and outcomes) and consider whether it still provides the correct strategic focus for...
26/04/2017 Policy Advisory Activity
Dr Yuhong Wang was invited as a discussant to attend the One Belt One Road International Research Conference organised by Zhejiang University.
23/04/2017 23/04/17 Invited Presentation
TRI's Dr Jason Monios is part of a consortium that was successful in a funding application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Led by Professor Adolf Ng at the University of Manitoba, the team will seek to understand the current decision-making process of ports...
19/04/2017 Funding
TRI's Dr Jason Monios was invited to present his research at a seminar organised by the University of Manitoba in Canada. He presented findings from his work on regional container ports and the impact on feeder strategies as a result of vessels cascading down from larger trade lines due to the...
19/04/2017 Winnipeg, Canada Invited Presentation
TRI's Dr Jason Monios was invited tor present at the Northern Lead Day, Gothenburg, Sweden on 5th April, 2017. He presented his research collaboration with the University of Gothenburg on port centric logistics developments at the port of Gothenburg.
19/04/2017 Gothenburg, Sweden Invited Presentation
At the Transport Research Institute of Edinburgh Napier University, we are conducting an online survey as part of a research project looking into bus passenger information. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey.
29/03/2017 Other News
Robert Hrelja from VTI, the Swedish national transport research organisation, will be at TRI at Napier to meet Napier researchers and present his work on collaboration in public transport. He will present a paper, abstract below.
21/03/2017 24/03/17 Other Event
See attached article which appeared in The Scotsman on 7th March for more information.
07/03/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
"Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Challenges" (Authors: Tariq Muneer, Mohan Kolhe and Aisling Doyle) has been published by Elsevier. For more information see below and go to following link:
02/03/2017 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Dr Achille Fonzone of Transport Research Institute has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of International Transportation Systems (JITS). Intelligent transportation systems are innovative solutions that address contemporary transportation problems.
13/02/2017 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
TRI’s Professor Tom Rye and Dr Jason Monios gave evidence at a hearing of the Scottish Parliament Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on 8th February 2017. The aim of the hearing was to assess the transport policy aims contained in the Scottish Government’s third Draft Climate Change Plan and...
08/02/2017 Other News
Prof Tom Rye has been invited to become a member of the Research and Evidence Group for the review of the National Transport Strategy for Scotland. The review of the National Transport Strategy (NTS) was announced by the Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf, in August 2016 and aims...
31/01/2017 Invited Presentation
We are pleased to report that Shelly-Ann Julien, PhD student, has had her abstract accepted, to be presented at the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2017 Conference which is being held in Kyoto, Japan. Evolutionary Technical Efficiency and Productivity in Ports: An...
30/01/2017 Other News
The effects of Brexit on the supply chain of transport professionals to industry is of critical interest to government and the private sector at present. To maintain competitiveness post-Brexit, the country must invest in infrastructure, but Brexit itself potentially starves it of the skilled...
25/01/2017 Keynote Speaker
The attached article by Prof Tom Rye on Roadworks and how they affect drivers, bus passengers and pedestrians appeared in the Scotsman on 10th January 2017.
10/01/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Aisling Doyle (PhD student) represented TRI at the Scottish Government’s ‘Developing Scotland’s Climate Change Plan’ event on 8th December in Pollock Halls. The event brought together stakeholders from across all industries that contribute to anthropogenic activity and discuss from various...
08/12/2016 Other Event
Dr Kathryn Stewart represented TRI with an invited talk on "lessons learned from EU projects" at an Active Travel meeting organised by Holyrood events on 8th December 2016.
08/12/2016 Invited Presentation
Prof Tariq Muneer has been invited to give a keynote address about sustainable energy research to Sultan Qaboos University in Oman on 11th December 2016.
07/12/2016 11th December 2016, Oman Invited Presentation
Richard Llewellyn has been invited to give a presentation at the above conference on 3rd April 2017. This is a one-day event looking at how casualties can be reduced by interventions surrounding an understanding of the Safe Systems Approach. See flyer below for more details.
07/12/2016 3rd April 2017, Stirling Invited Presentation
TRI hosted the annual seminar of the Scottish Transport Studies Group (STSG), Scotland's transport think tank established in 1984. The theme of the event was Transport Collaboration, Connectivity, Automation and Governance. Technology, social expectations, investment strategies and governance...
23/11/2016 23rd November 2016 Other Event
Dr Achille Fonzone was at the meeting of the UITP UK members in London on Monday 21 November 2016. UITP – the International Association of Public Transport ( – established in 1885, includes 1,400 public transport organisations from 96 countries on all continents.
21/11/2016 London Other Event
Jason Monios attended the DfT's ITAC conference in November on the subject of maritime statistics, environmental analysis and port modelling. This was organised to bring together other researchers, analysts and policy makers for networking and opportunities for collaboration.
16/11/2016 Seminar
TRI's PhD students, Aisling Doyle and Emine Akgun attended CILT's Scottish Regional dinner on 3rd November.
07/11/2016 3/11/16 Other News
Our TRI PhD research student Aisling Doyle attended the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne in October 2016. The four day conference attracted people from across the globe with 73 countries being represented and over 600 speakers.
04/11/2016 Other Event
BOOK NOW (BEFORE 18TH NOVEMBER) TO BENEFIT FROM THE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION! The 49th Annual UTSG Conference which is hosted by the Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. An annual conference for staff, research students and other relative newcomers to transport research of member institutions and...
03/11/2016 4th-7th January 2017 Conference Organisation
Achille Fonzone has published a report on public transport fare structures for the association of European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA). The report “Determining Fare Structures: Evidence and Recommendations from a Qualitative Survey among Transport Authorities” (available at http://www.
03/11/2016 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
A University project aimed at reducing the number of collisions at a busy roundabout has received two national honours. Research conducted at Sheriffhall on the Edinburgh City Bypass led to the introduction of innovative LED-powered, intelligent road studs to encourage drivers to stay within their...
18/10/2016 Award
See article attached.
17/10/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
TRI's Electric Vehicle Event was a great success, with over 90 delegates attending. See photos and presentations below. #ElectricTRI
13/10/2016 12th October 2016, Edinburgh Napier University's Craiglockhart Campus Conference Organisation
See attached article in The Times.
13/10/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
THERE ARE ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT AND REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER! Due to the success of last year’s event TRI with support from the Scottish Government, are holding their 2nd Electric Vehicle Event. This is being held on Wednesday 12th October at our Craiglockhart Campus (Rivers...
05/10/2016 Conference Organisation
A group of MSPs, Councillors and local residents were briefed on research currently being undertaken by TRI on the use of intelligent LED powered road studs on the A1, at a meeting of the Scottish A1 Action group held on 26th September 2016.
05/10/2016 Other Event
On 20th September, Prof Tom Rye gave evidence on the progress on reducing climate change impacts from transport to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 September, along with a number of experts from other sectors such as agriculture,...
30/09/2016 Invited Presentation
Members of TRI recently attend an in-house meeting and presentation held at Sustrans in Edinburgh. The aim of the meeting was to open dialogue and foster new research alliances between TRI and Sustrans and to inform each party about what we do.
28/09/2016 Invited Presentation
Jonathan Cowie gave a presentation to a delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Transport on the regulation of public transport industries in Great Britain on Wednesday 21st October. This was well received by the delegation.
21/09/2016 Invited Presentation
Emine Akgun has submitted an abstract to the 49th Annual UTSG conference which will be held in Dublin in January 2017. The title of the abstract is “The role of urban freight transport policies in local transport strategies: a comparison of Scotland, England and Sweden”.
16/09/2016 Seminar
Prof Tom Rye has been invited to give evidence to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on Tuesday 20 September. Other panel members will include representation from the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), Heriot Watt University, Friends of the Earth, WWF Scotland and...
15/09/2016 20th September 2016 Invited Presentation
Tom Rye, Christiane Bielefeldt and Damian Stantchev will be attending the CIVITAS Forum 2016 in Gdynia, Poland on 28th-30th September: Tom will give a presentation entitled “Key outcomes of the long term evaluations of CIVITAS measures...
15/09/2016 28-30 September 2016 Invited Presentation
We are pleased to announce that Aisling Doyle, PhD student, has been given the opportunity to attend and present a paper at the 23rd Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne in October 2016.
14/09/2016 10th-14th October, Melbourne Seminar
The Brian Large Bursary Fund was set up in memory of Brian Large, a Director of the MVA Group, transport planning consultants. Brian was committed to the professional development of those in the early stages of their careers. The purpose of the Fund is to continue Brian’s work by helping young UK...
13/09/2016 Other News
Both Emine Akgun and Clare McTigue were accepted on to the Global Challenges in Transport Programme to undertake the ‘Governance, Policy and Delivery’ course, which took place on 28 June – 1 July 2016, at the University of Oxford.
12/09/2016 28/06/16 - 01/07/16 - Oxford Seminar
Cycle logistics: Study Tour and workshop on Cyclelogistics was organised by the Urban Freight Logistics Thematic Group of CIVITAS and the European Cyclists' Federation together with the city of Gothenburg. In the morning, there was a presentation and discussion on the advantages and disadvantages...
12/09/2016 14th June 2016 Seminar
A bus passenger survey was conducted to investigate the Use of Ubiquitous Real-time Information by the Edinburgh Bus passengers. The survey is a part of a PhD research project focused on the impact of ubiquitous real time information, which is being carried out in Transport Research Institute,...
09/09/2016 Other News
Clare McTigue presented a paper at the above conference titled: The role of reporting mechanisms in transport policy implementation by local authorities in England. McTigue, C., Rye, T., Monios, J. (2016) Dr Jason Monios presented a paper titled: Inbound logistics, the last mile and intermodal high...
01/09/2016 10-15 July, China Seminar
TRi PhD student Javier Gesé Aperte successfully completed his PhD research entitled ‘Analysing and assessing motorways of the sea in Spain’. This research examined policy and practice concerning Short Sea Shipping (SSS) and Motorways of the Sea (MoS).
30/08/2016 Studentship
Cyclists’ exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvements in the City of Edinburgh Mark D. Taylor BSc PhD FHEA Lecturer in Civil Engineering Alan Edgar BEng MSc FHEA MIET CEng Lecturer in Electronics Engineering Matthew Raine BEng Research Assistant Synopsis In the city of...
26/08/2016 Other News
Professor Tom Rye invited to give evidence to Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on comparative costs of transport in other EU countries. On 24th August Prof Rye presented evidence to the Committee indicating that northern continental European countries such as Sweden...
24/08/2016 Invited Presentation
TRI hosts “Future of Mobility in Edinburgh City Region” event in collaboration with Transport for Edinburgh. On 23rd August TRI hosted an invited group of key stakeholders from organisations including Lothian Health, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Lothian Buses, Central Taxis and Transport...
23/08/2016 Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Conference Organisation
Faqhrul and Shelly-Ann attended the Sino-EU doctoral summer school in Beijing, China from 24th July to 2nd August. It was a great experience and opportunity for both of them. PhD students from 13 different countries with 17 Nationalities participated in the event.
02/08/2016 Other News
Dr Damian Stantchev has become a member of the International Editorial Board of the 2016 Yearbook, a peer-reviewed compendium of selected publications issued by the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Bulgaria. The UNWE is a leader among the higher educational institutions in...
22/07/2016 Other News
Due to the success of last year's event, Edinburgh Napier University are holding their 2nd Electric Vehicle Event on Wednesday 12th October. This will be held at our Craiglockhart Campus in the Rivers Suite. This year, we will be focussing on the following areas: - General nature and prospect of...
22/07/2016 Seminar
A road safety improvement scheme at Sheriffhall Roundabout on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass has won two major awards, following research on its impact by TRI. On 9 June the project team was presented with the John Smart Road Safety Award at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation...
07/07/2016 Award
A group of twenty senior officials from Tianjin, China visited Scotland at the end of June for an extended 5 day visit of government, commercial, academic and cultural meetings following such meetings at Oxford University. The purpose of the training/ fact finding trip was to gain leading edge...
28/06/2016 Edinburgh Invited Presentation
With the support of the ENRICH project, two TRI PhD students, namely Shelly-Ann Julien and Faqhrul Islam, have been offered places to participate in the Summer School of Sino-EU Doctoral School for Logistics, Information, Management, and Service Science.
20/06/2016 Other Event
Professor Chandra Bhat Director of the Centre for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin visited TRI at Edinburgh Napier University to discuss joint collaborations with Professor Wafaa Saleh and TRI. Professor Bhat gave a presentation on “Predictive Analytics for Transportation...
17/06/2016 Invited Presentation
TRi PhD student Moira Weir successfully completed her PhD research entitled ‘The role of taxis in the supply of transport to the night time economy and identification of the barriers to the full realisation of that role’. This research examined the regulatory framework and taxi workforce...
16/06/2016 Studentship
Dr Achille Fonzone was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the 5th Polish National Scientific-Technical Conference on Trip Modelling and Travelling Forecast, held in Krakow on 16-17 June 2016. He gave a talk on “Who uses Boris bikes?
16/06/2016 Krakow Keynote Speaker
Research Excellence Award
Prof Tariq Muneer was awarded the Principal of Edinburgh Napier University's Research Excellence Award. This was presented at the university's annual research conference which was held at the Craiglockhart campus on 15th June. This award was in recognition of Tariq's electric vehicle research work.
15/06/2016 Award
TRI recently organised a joint meeting with Department for Transport at their offices in London, between the DfT, research sponsors (EPSRC, ESRC, InnovateUK, Transport Systems Catapult, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government) and several members of the University Transport Studies Group (UTSG).
15/06/2016 London Other Event
Dr Damian Stantchev presented a paper (jointly written with Prof Tom Rye) on a set of indicators for sustainable mobility in European cities at the NECTAR International Workshop in Brno, the Czech Republic. The research conducted for the purposes of this paper was part of the CIVITAS CAPITAL...
20/05/2016 Invited Presentation
Scottish Transport Applications and Research conference 2016 - prize for best paper
Eduardo Martin Moral (in the photo), a student of the MEng Civil and Transportation Engineering, has been awarded the prize for the Best Paper from a Young Professional at the Scottish Transport Applications and Research conference 2016 (, which took place in...
18/05/2016 Award
Dr Achille Fonzone participated in the meeting of the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities ( in Budapest on 12.5.16. Prof Jan-Dirk Schmoecker from Kyoto University and Dr Fonzone presented and discussed the first results of their research on public transport fare structure.
12/05/2016 Budapest Invited Presentation
We are pleased to announce that Richard Llewellyn was appointed Vice Chair of The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) for 2016/2017. He has been a committee member since 2013.
03/05/2016 Conference Programme Committee
Dr Achille Fonzone deputised for Prof Tom Rye at a meeting of the Department for Transport’s Science Advisory Council (SAC) on 29 April 2016. The Council, chaired by Professor Lord Mair, provides strategic level scientific advice and challenge to the department.
29/04/2016 Invited Presentation
TRI working in collaboration with Dutch consultancy Inno-V have been appointed by the UK’s Urban Transport Group – which represents public bodies responsible for coordinating public transport in Britain’s major cities outside London – to review and report on the experience of local transport...
25/04/2016 Other News
TRI's Dr Jason Monios has co-authored a report on "Competition and complementarity between seaports and hinterlands for locating distribution activities", recently published by PortEconomics. This report provides an overview of regional differences across the world in order to develop a framework...
19/04/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
The Transport Minister Derek Mackay has commissioned an independent review of the current system of managing the timing and quality of works in the road carried out by utility companies and by roads authorities themselves. In England and Wales newer laws apply to this work that give roads...
29/03/2016 Other News
On Thursday 3rd March 2016 at the CILT Young Professional’s conference Aisling Doyle and Emine Akgun were awarded the winner and runner up prizes in the annual student scholarship competition. CILT(Scotland) offer annual prizes (winner and runner-up) in both Transport and Logistics categories; we...
14/03/2016 03/03/16 Award
Dr Achille Fonzone and Ruggiero Lovreglio (a visiting student from Politecnico di Bari who spent almost 2 years at TRI between 2013 and 2015) were invited to write an article on The Conversation, an online journal which publishes informative contributions summarising published research.
10/03/2016 Other News
TRI's Dr Jason Monios has been invited to speak at an upcoming conference on Developing Scotland’s International Seaports: Securing Economic Growth, which will be held in Edinburgh on 16th March 2016. Dr Monios will give a presentation on "Logistical challenges facing Scottish importers and...
07/03/2016 Invited Presentation
Transport Research Institute is sponsoring the 14th Annual CILT Young Professionals Conference, which is being held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the 3rd March 2016 (9am-5pm). Shelly-Ann Julien is on the organising committee.
25/02/2016 Conference Programme Committee
The 2010 Equality Act and associated Public Sector Equality Duties have introduced important legal obligations for public authorities, continuing for those under the previous Disability Discrimination Acts. What are the implications for how we design, maintain and manage streets to make them better...
17/02/2016 Eric Liddell Centre (Eltham Suite), 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DP - (10:00-15:00) Seminar
TRI's Dr Jason Monios was invited to present his research at a seminar organised by the Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. He presented findings from his work on regional container ports and the impact on feeder strategies as a result of vessels cascading down from larger trade lines due to the...
27/01/2016 27th January 2016, Hamburg Invited Presentation
Prof Tariq Muneer was invited to give a keynote address at an Experts Group Workshop on “Electric Vehicle Technologies and Markets in India” on 27th January 2016. A number of Senior Civil servants and policy makers also contributed to the event.
27/01/2016 TERI, Delhi Keynote Speaker
Prof Tom Rye was invited by Edinburgh University’s Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) to be a keynote speaker at a Seminar on Smart Cities and Mobility on 22nd January. The event was organised for a number of notable Chinese visitors from organisations such as the National Development...
22/01/2016 Assembly Room, ECCI Keynote Speaker
TRI's Dr Jason Monios has been appointed by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh to conduct a study of existing and potential freight facilities for the city. He will lead an international team of experts to evaluate the options and provide strategic policy guidance.
04/12/2015 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Policy Advisory Activity
Please join the attached weblink which Achille Fonzone is giving on the above subject on 4th December.
02/12/2015 Seminar
Shelly-Ann was chosen to be featured in the Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) alumni newsletter by Erasmus University, for her conference visit and presentation in Malaysia last August. The newsletter will be issued next month.
30/11/2015 Newsletter
Tom Rye has been returned as Chair elect for the prestigious Universities Transport Studies Group, the umbrella body for all universities researching and teaching transport in the UK and Ireland, and will take up his post in January at the conference in Bristol.
30/11/2015 Conference Programme Committee
OASYS project won two Green Gown awards on 26th November. The award ceremony held in Bristol gave Edinburgh Napier University the Green Gown for Community Innovation category at the national level. The winner was then included for the international level competition where we competed with entries...
26/11/2015 Other Event
Shelly-Ann is on the organising committee for the Young professional CILT conference held next March.
23/11/2015 Conference Organisation
The Transport Research Institute is organising a workshop on Smart Urban Mobility. The workshop will take place in the Glassroom at Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus (10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, United Kingdom) on 26th and 27th November 2015.
18/11/2015 Edinburgh Napier University Seminar
Shelly-Ann was asked to be a reviewer and is currently reviewing a paper for the WCTRS conference.
17/11/2015 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Damian Stantchev has been appointed as External examiner (Masters dissertations) and also as Member of the Complaints Commission for the 'Industrial Buying Behaviour' module at the University of Agder, Norway.
16/11/2015 External Examiner
Prof Tom Rye was on Reporting Scotland (TV) on 13th and then on Good Morning Scotland (Radio) on 19th talking about the business case for the proposed extension of Edinburgh tram to Newhaven. Whilst supportive of tram in principle I put forward the case that to rely for its initial financing on an...
13/11/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Christiane Bielefeldt gave an invited presentation at the GIST conference on Future Cities in Glasgow.
11/11/2015 Glasgow Invited Presentation
In the UK a quarter of all CO2 emissions come from Transport and approximately 90% of this comes from road vehicles. According to the UK Government, at the end of 2013, there were 35 million vehicles licenced for use on the roads of UK.
04/11/2015 Merchiston Campus Seminar
The electric automobile industry has grown in recent years with over 15,000 new Ultra-Low emission vehicles (ULEV) registered in the UK for the year 2014. This is double the total of ULEVs on UK roads in 2013, giving a total of over 31,000 ULEVs on UK roads at the end of 2014, over 20,500 of which...
01/10/2015 Wednesday 28th October (9.30am-3.45pm) - Glassroom, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT Seminar
TRI was delighted to welcome a delegation from the Swedish national public transport research centre, K2 ( on 21st and 22nd September. The director of the centre, John Hulten, gave a presentation to TRI Advisory Board members and industry representatives about its purpose and its...
21/09/2015 Invited Presentation
TRI are pleased to welcome Thu Hang Nguyen (Chippy) from Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam and Zhenya Lao from Shanghai Maritime University (Husky). They will be spending two months at TRI funded by the British Council’s IAESTE programme, and will be assisting TRI staff on a number of ongoing...
11/08/2015 Studentship
On July 24th, a group of senior managers from Ningbo University, including the Director of Human Resource Department and Dean of Faculty of Maritime and Transport, visited TRI to discuss joint PhD training and staff exchange plans on the basis of an MoU signed between Ningbo University and TRI this...
04/08/2015 External Visitor
On 29 June 2015, the Scottish parliament Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee published the final report from its inquiry into freight transport in Scotland. TRI's Dr Jason Monios was expert adviser to the committee throughout the inquiry and worked with the committee memebers to assist...
06/07/2015 Policy Advisory Activity
Selected participants will be invited to submit a paper related to their presentation for publication in a special issue of Transportation Research Part A. The workshop will feature keynote speeches from - Professor Glenn Lyons, University Of West of England - Professor Patricia Mokhtarian, Georgia...
17/06/2015 Seminar
We are delighted to announce the creation of the TRI Middle East Transport Research Centre to specifically target transport research investigations and projects in the Middle East. Household structure, car ownership, income and travel characteristics in the Middle East are considered by many...
28/05/2015 Other News
Professor Wafaa Saleh (Chair of the International Scientific Committee), Dr. Achille Fonzone, Dr. Michael Carreno and Dr. Raed Al-Ahmadi participated at the 7th Travel Demand Management (TDM) Symposium in April 2015 which was organised by the University of Arizona in Tucson.
21/05/2015 Seminar
Moira Weir of The Transport Research Institute organised a series of three seminars looking at the provision of transport for the night time economy in Scotland. These were sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University’s Researcher-Led Initiative Fund and provided an opportunity for Moira to share her...
07/05/2015 Seminar
Registration is now open for the 11th annual Scottish Transport Applications & Research (STAR) Conference. The conference will be held on Wednesday, 20th May 2015, in the state-of-the-art conference facilities in the new £90m Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) which is part of the...
13/04/2015 Seminar
TRI's Dr Jason Monios will be presenting results on intermodal terminal governance from the GreCOR project at a joint dissemination event in Brussels • EcoHubs - supported by the 7th Framework program - is a project whose mission and vision is to support terminal operators in improving the...
02/04/2015 28/04/2015 Invited Presentation
Tom will be speaking at a “Mobility Management Masterclass”, one of a regular series of training events organised by Erasmus University, Rotterdam, targeted at Dutch transport professionals. He will explain to the audience how land use planning law and practice has been used in the UK in order to...
01/04/2015 Invited Presentation
Yesterday at the CILT Young Professional’s conference Clare McTigue and Shelly-Ann Julien were awarded the winner and runner up prizes in the annual student scholarship competition. CILT(Scotland) offer annual prizes (winner and runner-up) in both Transport and Logistics categories; we are...
01/04/2015 Award
The seminar focussed on the PhD findings of TRI research student Moira Weir who has been investigating how developments in communication technology are leading to the internationalisation of taxi and private hire markets. The seminar was attended by representatives from global transportation...
26/03/2015 Seminar
The 2nd Management Committee Meeting is being held at Edinburgh Napier University on 26th & 27th March to which partners involved in the project will be attending.
24/03/2015 Other Event
On 26th March Tom will be speaking at a public meeting organised by Spokes, the Lothian and Edinburgh Cycle Campaign, on the future of transport in Edinburgh’s city centre. Cllr Lesley Hinds, the Convener of Edinburgh City's Transport Committee, will update the meeting on the Council’s current...
23/03/2015 Other Event
Transport Research Institute (TRI), in partnership with Molde University College (Norway) and six other international research institutions from China and Europe, has successfully secured a funding support from Norwegian Research Council for a four-year project entitled “SeaConAZ”, which aims at...
11/03/2015 Funding
Professor Wafaa Saleh was invited to attend the 18th Gulf Engineering Forum 2015 in Doha, Qatar. The meeting was very well attended and participated in from various Gulf countries with presentations in on various developments in their areas.
09/03/2015 Invited Presentation
The special issue of Research in Transportation Business and Management on the topic of "Operational constraints on effective governance of intermodal transport" has now been published and is available on Science Direct. The special issue was edited by TRI's Dr Jason Monios and Prof.
06/03/2015 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Edinburgh Napier University’s Researcher-Led Initiative Fund has awarded TRI PhD student Moira Weir a grant to run a series of seminars looking at current and future regulation of the taxi market in Scotland. The seminars will take place from March - June 2015 and will bring together key...
18/02/2015 Seminar
The UK National Cycle Network comprises 23,660 km of cycling and walking paths of which a significant percentage is dedicated off-road infrastructure. This represents a significant civil engineering infrastructure asset that currently contributes to the provision of a sustainable transport mode...
16/02/2015 Other News
On 10th February, Dr Michael Carreno gave an invited talk to Scottish Government researchers and policy makers titled- IS THE SCOTTISH POPULATION PSYCHOLOGICALLY PREPARED TO PURCHASE LEV’S
10/02/2015 Invited Presentation
We are pleased to announce that on 3 February 2015 the University’s Research Degrees Assessment Board approved the examiners’ recommendation that Sarah Borthwick should be awarded a PhD based on her thesis, "The potential for 'green' fiscal policy measures fo influence individuals' vehicle...
06/02/2015 Studentship
Several members of TRI attended the recent conference on 27th January on the future of Smart mobility in Scotland, chaired by George Hazel in the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
30/01/2015 Seminar
City of Edinburgh Council recently enlisted two TRI experts to help it develop a major new guidance document on design for the city’s streets. Richard Llewellyn and new TRI Director Tom Rye took part in a workshop with four other experts, including Prof Peter Jones of UCL in London, to give their...
28/01/2015 Other Event
Dong has been invited to be a Visiting Professor to the School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway ( and has been asked to deliver a series of presentations to their PhD students and faculty members in February 2015.
07/01/2015 External Visitor
Dong has been appointed as an External Examiner for a PhD thesis at the Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics, College of Business, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. The exam will be held in March 2015.
07/01/2015 External Examiner
Two TRi doctoral students presented in a seminar for research students in SEBE. Xavier Gese Aperte (supervised by Prof. Alf Baird), presented on Motorways of the Sea: A new transport mode. He considered open questions such as; how this "type" of Short Sea Shipping can contribute effectively to a...
08/12/2014 Seminar
TRI’s Dr Jason Monios has been appointed advisor to the Scottish Parliament. Dr Monios will advise the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee on their nationwide consultation on freight transport in Scotland. This prestigious appointment highlights the role played by TRI in the Scottish...
04/12/2014 Policy Advisory Activity
TRI member Professor James Cooper, currently working at the University of Missouri, has been invited to lead a strategic analysis of Ground Transportation for the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Dr. Cooper will undertake the study alongside his US taxi research team to identify the most...
21/11/2014 Other News
Andrew MacIver has been appointed as the External Examiner for Civil Engineering at Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE) in the Sultanate of Oman. CCE is a university college in Muscat and affiliated with Glasgow Caledonian University.
14/11/2014 External Examiner
Appointment of Director of TRI
Edinburgh Napier University is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Tom Rye as Director of the Transport Research institute (TRI). He will take up his duties in January 2015. Tom is an international expert in the field of mobility management, parking management and comparative transport...
05/11/2014 Other News
TRI's Dr Jason Monios is part of the organising team for a special session on “Frontier research in port & maritime geography” that will take place during ECONSHIP 2015 in Chios, Greece. The session is organised by leading researchers form Europe, North and South America, with abstracts...
03/11/2014 Chios, Greece. 24-27 June 2015. Conference Organisation
Registration is now open – GreCOR Final Conference at Lindholmen Science Park, Gothenburg The GreCOR partners from Sweden, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Norway have since 2012 been working together on how to promote efficient and environmentally friendly transport solutions in the...
03/11/2014 Gothenburg, Sweden. 26th November Conference Organisation
Dr Fonzone was invited to visit Kyoto University between the 22nd and 26th September to start a collaboration with local researchers on a project concerning transit fare models. The project aims to understand how public transport passengers decide their routes when a complex fare system (like the...
22/10/2014 Seminar
TRI successfully organised the first ENRICH project workshop – “Traffic Management and Optimisation in CSCs”, held on 9-10 October, to share and exchange expertise on EC-China container supply chain network simulation, visualisation and optimisation.
21/10/2014 Seminar
Over 100 delegates from across Europe attended the final conference for the IEE-funded EU project-CHAMP in Gent, Belgium. CHAMP has united 7 EU-cycling cities to share best practice and to implement new innovative cycling solutions within the 3yr project lifetime.
30/09/2014 Conference Organisation
Borders, ports and Scotland’s double peripherality Seatrade Global has published a new piece on developments in the Scottish port sector. Drawing on research conducted by TRI on the Dryport project, Dr Jason Monios was quoted on the topic of Scotland’s peripheral status and the need to be proactive...
26/09/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor James M. Cooper will be presenting to the IATR Eduction Committee in their New Orleans conference, September 2014 in the development of a Taxi Fact book for the USA, Canada and EU. Professor Cooper is currently working on secondment from the Transport Research Institute at the University...
19/09/2014 Invited Presentation
The first workshop of the ENRICH project titled "Traffic management and optimisation in CSCs" is going to be held on 9-10, October 2014 in Edinburgh. It will be hosted by TRI. As the winner of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014, Prof Xinping...
16/09/2014 Seminar
Institutional Challenges to Intermodal Transport and Logistics Jason Monios, Edinburgh Napier University, UK While the operational realities of intermodal transport are relatively well known, the institutional challenges are less well understood.
03/09/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Maritime Logistics Value in Knowledge Management Eon-Seong Lee and Dong-Wook Song (2015) Routledge, London. This book examines how maritime transport operators – such as shipping companies, port terminal operators and freight forwarders – could successfully play a role within the global logistics...
15/08/2014 Other News
Prof Alf Baird was appointed as Member of the Scottish Government’s Expert Ferry Group in 2013 by Transport & Veterans Minister Keith Brown MSP. The remit of the EFG includes to provide advice on possible improvements to delivery of ferry services in Scotland.
14/08/2014 Seminar
Professor James M Cooper, currently working on secondment at the university of Missouri has been appointed to lead research for the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission, as a part of the outreach program from Missouri and Edinburgh Napier universities.
06/08/2014 Other News
Post of Professor of Transport and Director of Transport Research Institute PLEASE NOTE: CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 22 AUGUST TRI is seeking to appoint a Professor of Transport and Director of Transport Research Institute.
31/07/2014 Other News
Visiting Student
Ruggiero Lovreglio, a visiting student from the Politecnico di Bari, Italy came to TRI in July last year and shares his experience with us: “My experience at Edinburgh Napier University as a visiting student gave me the opportunity to be part of an international working environment.
28/07/2014 Studentship
A rapid electric vehicle charger has now been installed at ENUs Merchiston campus. Funding for the device and its installation was provided by the Energy Saving Trust and secured by Professor Tariq Muneer of the Transport Research Institute.
24/07/2014 Other News
Prof Alf Baird has been appointed a Member of the International Judging Panel for the World Ferry Safety Association’s Ferry Design Competition. The competition has been running for several years in cooperation with world ferry association Interferry and is open to postgraduate students of naval...
24/07/2014 Other Event
The papers that were presented at the STAR Conference on Wednesday 21st May 2014 in Glasgow can now be viewed on the following link:
23/07/2014 Conference Organisation
Professor Dong-Wook Song, a TRI member, is elected as a Council Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) – the premier academic organisation in the field of maritime transport and logistics. The election was held at the Annual General Meeting at Virginia, US.
23/07/2014 Other News
Prof Alf Baird has been invited to act as an Expert Assessor for The Research Council of Norway. In 2014 this work includes assessments of project proposals submitted for the call in respect of ‘Research and technology for safe navigation and maritime operations in the Arctic’.
17/07/2014 External Examiner
Prof Alf Baird was invited to be a member of the International Scientific Committee of the ECONSHIP 2015 Conference. The Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport- STT, University of the Aegean organised ECONSHIP 2015, in Chios, Greece, 24-27 June 2015.
14/07/2014 Other Event
Prof Alf Baird was invited as Member of the International Scientific Committee and to act as Session Chairman of the International Devport Conference held at the University of Le Havre, in Le Havre between 12-14 June 2014. In addition Professor Baird was invited to provide a synthesis of the...
10/07/2014 Invited Presentation
A seminar organised by the Transport Research Institute (TRI) to consider how regulation affects the operation of the taxi sector will take place in Edinburgh on 31 July 2014. The seminar will focus on the PhD research findings of TRI scholar Moira Weir and will also include presentations from...
30/06/2014 Seminar
James Cooper is now International Professor of Urban Transportation Regulation at the University of Missouri. His work will continue during sabbatical from Edinburgh Napier University, and will allow for the development of an international transport course module and research collaboration between...
30/06/2014 External Placement
TRI has four proposals through to the second stage of the 2014-15 Horizon 2020 call, ‘Mobility for Growth’. The proposals are focussed on the areas of Smart Rail Services, Tackling urban road congestion, Transforming the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles in urban areas and Business models for...
30/06/2014 Other News
TRI has worked with SEStran on the EU-funded LO-PINOD project since its inception in 2010, conducting research into the role of regional ports, short sea connectivity and related issues such as tendering for new services, empty container repositioning and the role of bulk freight.
26/06/2014 10th October 2014. Ostend, Belgium Media and Outreach Activity
TRi members presented output from the CHAMP project at the 14th Annual Scottish Statistics Seminar of the Transport Research Institute and Transport Statistics Users’ Group. The meeting theme was cycling and details of the invited talk are as below.
12/06/2014 Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh Invited Presentation
Prof Dong-Wook Song is an invited Keynote Speaker at the following events in May and June this year: · ‘The Korea Logistics Society Annual Conference’ to be held in Seoul, Korea, 23rd May 2014 ( · ‘The International Symposium on Port Development’ to be held in Seoul,...
08/05/2014 Keynote Speaker
Following the departure of Prof Kevin Cullinane to Gothenburg University at the end of January 2014, Prof Keith Dickinson has agreed to take the role of Interim Director of TRI on a part time basis. Keith has had a long association with TRI, having been involved since its inception.
15/04/2014 Curriculum Development
Registration for the final conference of the KNOWME research project is now open. 'The Future of Maritime Education and Training' conference will take place on 20th May 2014 in Bremen, Germany and registration is FREE to all. The main aim of the Final Conference will be to showcase the results of...
11/04/2014 Conference Organisation
The Transport Research Institute are providing conference organiser services for the STAR Conference 2014. The conference will take place on Wednesday 21st May 2014 at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. Booking is now open and full details of how to register are on the conference website, along with the...
10/04/2014 Conference Organisation
Dr Achille Fonzone, Lecturer in Transport Modelling, has been invited to partake in a doctoral defence committee at Laboratoire Ville Mobilité Transport (LMVT) in Paris. LMVT ( was founded in 2003 as a collaboration between an engineering school - Ecole des Ponts (ENPC), a...
21/03/2014 Other News
BETWEEN PATH DEPENDENCY AND CONTINGENCY: NEW CHALLENGES FOR THE GEOGRAPHY OF PORT SYSTEM EVOLUTION Special session RGS-IBG annual conference to be held in London, 26-29 August 2014 Session organisers: Gordon Wilmsmeier (UN-ECLAC) and Jason Monios (Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier...
16/12/2013 August 2014, London Conference Organisation
TRI makes significant contribution to TDM Symposium in China
The 6th International Symposium for Travel Demand Management (TDM) was held last week in Dalian, China (21-23 August, 2013). The meeting was attended by members of academic institutions from a large number of countries including researchers from Europe, Australia and Asia.
29/08/2013 Conference Organisation
Professor Alf Baird has been appointed as a judge by the World Ferry Safety Association for a competition for students to design safer ferries for operation in Bangladesh. Student teams from a number of universities worldwide have submitted designs.
13/07/2013 Funding Panel
Prof. Kevin Cullinane and Dr. Yuhong Wang are strengthening TRI’s international research collaboration with a newly secured Marie Curie award for a project entitled “EU-China Research Network on Integrated Container Supply Chains” (ENRICH).
13/07/2013 Funding
Beijing Delegation Visit TRI
On June 19th, a group of 20 officials from Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning visited TRI, led by Chairman Zhou Zhongxiu. The visit was facilitated by Prof. George Hazel, the Chairman of TRI's Advisory Board and hosted by TRI member, Richard Llewellyn.
29/06/2013 19/06/2013, Edinburgh Napier University External Visitor
An updated EU TrainMoS Programme for the free lecture series on Motorways of the Sea (MoS) Multimodal transport Economics for 22-26 April at Merchiston is now available. This programme also includes a bus trip to see the DFDS Ferry Terminal operations at Rosyth onTuesday 23rd including loading of...
21/04/2013 Other Event
Publishing success for TRI Director
Kevin Cullinane, Director of the Transport Research Institute (TRI) at the University has published a book entitled, "Dry Ports - A Global Perspective, Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands." It discusses how seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains.
10/04/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
TRI Director invited to address Australian transport body
Professor Kevin Cullinane, Director of the Transport Research Institute (TRI), has been invited to Australia by the Department of Transport in Melbourne. Prof. Cullinane will discuss port and freight logistics, technology improvements, trucking and rail at an event organised by the Ministerial...
10/04/2013 Policy Advisory Activity
Transport Research Institute (TRI), Edinburgh Napier University is offering a Free Course - Multimodal Transport Economics relating to Motorways of the Sea. The course will run for one week at Merchiston Campus from 22nd to 26th April 2013.
02/04/2013 Other Event
Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute (TRI), working in partnership with Norwegian consultants NORPLAN, has won an internationally tendered contract to study ferry services in Oman. The study has been commissioned by Oman’s National Ferries Company, and involves a feasibility...
26/03/2013 Funding
As from the middle of March 2013, Kevin Cullinane (Professor of International Logistics and Director of TRI) has been appointed as an Evaluator for l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche de la France (the French National Research Agency).
12/03/2013 Policy Advisory Activity
TRI Director delivers keynote speech to the UN
Just before Christmas, Prof. Kevin Cullinane (Director of TRI) was invited to deliver a keynote speech on ’The Measurement of Port Efficiency’ to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at their European headquarters, the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
18/02/2013 Keynote Speaker
Special Issue on "Emission Control Areas and their Impact on Maritime Transport” In its regulations on NOx and SOx emissions from ships, the IMO has enabled the voluntary establishment of specific 'Emission Control Areas', where the regulation of ship emissions may be implemented more stringently...
18/02/2013 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Kathryn Stewart appointed to UTSG Executive Committee
Dr. Kathryn Stewart was appointed to the executive committee of the Universities Transport Studies Group at the 45th conference in Oxford (2-4th Jan 2013). She will represent TRi and Edinburgh Napier University for a 3 year term.
10/01/2013 Conference Programme Committee
TRI/Edinburgh Napier University is coordinating a UK workshop for the EU TEN-T TrainMoS Project. The TrainMoS Project is a collaboration of seven EU universities whose aim is to develop a programme of training modules for Motorways of the Sea (MoS) and short sea shipping.
29/11/2012 At Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, Edinburgh on Thursday, 29th November 2012 Other Event
TRI/Edinburgh Napier University is coordinating together with Mike Mackenzie MSP (as sponsor) an event to be held at the Scottish Parliament on the evening of Wednesday 21st November. Forming part of the EU Interreg IVB funded Maritime Transport Cluster (MTC) Project, which is led by Port of...
21/11/2012 5.30-8.00pm, Scottish Parliament Other Event
Beijing City Delegation Hosted by TRI
On October 23rd, Ma Liangwei, the Deputy Director of the Beijng Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design led a delegation of city officials from Beijing on a visit to TRI. The visit was facilitated by Prof. George Hazel, the Chairman of TRI's Advisory Board and hosted by Prof. Wafaa Saleh.
06/11/2012 External Visitor
The MTC North Sea Region Policy Paper was presented by Edinburgh Napier University’s Professor Alfred Baird to the Interferry Conference in Dubai, between 21-24 October. This was Interferry’s 37th annual conference. Interferry members include most of the world’s ferry operators, most of which are...
26/10/2012 Other Event
TRI initiates collaboration with Chinese institutions
The Transport Research Institute (TRI) has developed collaborations with Ningbo University and Shanghai Jiaotong University in China, following a successful visit to China by Prof. Kevin Cullinane and Dr. Yuhong Wang.. Prof. Kevin Cullinane, Director of the Transport Research Institute, was invited...
19/10/2012 Media and Outreach Activity
Prof. Wafaa Saleh has been appointed to a Professorship within Edinburgh Napier University's Transport Research Institute. Wafaa has worked long and hard within the University to promote Transport Engineering as a profession for both male and female students and was instrumental in the...
12/10/2012 Award
Prestigious Appointment for TRI Member
Prof. Howard Kirby, the former Director of TRI and now TRI Emeritus Professor, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. This is a prestigious appointment which recognises the high esteem in which Howard is held within the transport and wider research community.
26/09/2012 External Placement
Scottish Minister welcomes new electric car charging points
Transport Minister Keith Brown has cut the tape on the city’s latest bid to entice drivers in to greener cars. On Tuesday 25th September, the MSP officially opened three new electric car charging points set up at Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart, Sighthill and Merchiston campuses.
25/09/2012 Media and Outreach Activity
Midlothian Council is willing to assist an MSC or final year student project looking at reinstatement of a rail link between Millerhill and Penicuik. Unfortunately Midlothian Council don't have any funds to put into a study but are willing to assist a student to do this as part of a thesis or a...
24/07/2012 Studentship
Official launch of the Maritime Transport Cluster (MTC) Policy Paper “Maritime Transport and Future Policies - Perspectives from the North Sea Region” during the NSRP Joint Annual Conference in Bremerhaven! The MTC Policy Paper as well as background information to the development process, the...
28/06/2012 Other Event
The 12th Annual Scottish Statistics Seminar of the Transport Research Institute and Transport Statistics Users’ Group was held on Thursday 28th June 2012 at the Scottish Government Building, Victoria Quay, in Edinburgh. Dr. Michael Carreno chaired the event on TRI's behalf.
28/06/2012 28th June 2012, Edinburgh Other News
NMU final conference press release
The Northern Maritime University Network for “Innovative Maritime Education and Training” marks its entry into the market. The Northern Maritime University network, a research project funded by the EU-Interreg IVB North Sea Programme, has a global objective of building up a strong transnational...
21/06/2012 Bremen Other News
Taxi Research Day to be held on the 26th July 2012 at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh.
The Transport Research institute at Edinburgh Napier University will hold a taxi outreach event on the 26th July. The day will comprise of workshops based on current taxi research themes, including: Taxi Tariff- Meter Rates, Industry Structure Planning, modelling and GIS Vehicle design and...
28/05/2012 09.30 Thursday July 26th, 2012, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston Other Event
TRI claim best paper prizes at major Scottish transport conference
Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute (TRI) scooped both best paper prizes at the 8th Scottish Transport Applications & Research Conference (STAR 2012) held at the Lighthouse in Glasgow on Wednesday 16th May.
28/05/2012 Award
TRI is a partner in a new pan-Europen research project, funded by the EU Interreg IVB North Sea Region programme. The Green Corridors project (GreCOR) will promote the development of a co-modal transport corridor in the North Sea Region.
24/04/2012 Media and Outreach Activity
Dr James Cooper, Senior Research Fellow at TRI, is invited to give a presentation about the strategic picture of Scottish transport at the conference of The Funding and Policy Challenges Ahead for Scottish Transport, to be hold 28th February in Edinburgh.
16/02/2012 Invited Presentation
A new publication has highlighted many of the current pressing issues concerning gender and transport – for both young and old travellers. The papers, in a special issue, edited by Professors Margaret Grieco and Ronald McQuaid, both of Edinburgh Napier University, comprehensively pull together...
15/02/2012 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society
Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society, edited by Margaret Grieco and John Urry, publised in 2011. About the Editor: Margaret Grieco is Professor of Transport and Society at Edinburgh Napier University and series editor of the Transport and Society series.
15/02/2012 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
TRI’s Dr Jason Monios was interviewed for an article that has now been published in the February 2012 issue of Port Strategy magazine. TRI is one of the Scottish partners, along with SEStran, in the three year Dryport project, funded by the EU Interreg IVB North Sea Region programme, due to finish...
14/02/2012 Media and Outreach Activity
The University’s Transport Research Institute (TRI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Faculty of Logistics at the University of Maribor in Slovenia to participate in a Visiting Scholar's Programme. The Programme will initially run for three years, with the Slovenian partner...
04/01/2012 External Visitor
The TRI Taxi Group is pleased to announce its involvement in the second Taxi Research Network European Conference, to be held in Amsterdam on the 2nd December 2011. The Taxi Research Network, founded by TRI academic Dr. James Cooper has developed as a forum for discussion and research allied to the...
11/10/2011 Invited Presentation
TRI Taxi Group leader Dr. James M. Cooper has been asked to chair the Transportation Research Board (TRB) joint Taxi sub-Committee, to be launched with a Taxi Research Workshop at the TRB annual meeting in Washington DC, January 12th 2012.
10/10/2011 Conference Programme Committee
The special issue: Ports and hinterland – Evaluating and managing location splitting edited by Gordon Wilmsmeier, Kevin Cullinane and Rickard Bergqvist in Research in Transportation Economics is now available online. The special issue is an outcome from the Dryport Conference which was organised by...
14/09/2011 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
TRI was host to a visiting Chinese delegation from the Ningbo Transportation Committee on the morning of Monday 11th July. The delegation was led by Mr CHENG Qifan, Deputy Director of the Committee, which is also a government body.
11/07/2011 External Visitor
TRI members Sarah Borthwick and Prof Tariq Muneer have presented a video entitled "Energy Co-operatives as a Means of Achieving Sustainability within the Housing Sector" as part of a 4-day online conference on the "Resilience of Buildings, Neighbourhoods and Cities" held by CIC Start Online in June...
04/07/2011 Media and Outreach Activity
Chile, as the first country in Latin America, is moving towards opening its maritime cabotage to foreign maritime transport service providers. The Chilean newspaper "La Estrategia" has interviewed TRI member Gordon Wilmsmeier on the potentials and effects of opening up the Chilean maritime cabotage.
21/06/2011 Media and Outreach Activity
The invitation for tenders was published on Friday 3rd June for a coastal container service between the ports of Methil and Grangemouth, Scotland. The one year pilot service will be part-financed by the EU through the Interreg-funded LO-PINOD project, with the aim of continuing on a commercial...
10/06/2011 Other News
Edinburgh Napier University's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries has awared the prize for 2nd best 3rd year paper to TRI PhD student Hesham Ghashat. Mr Ghashat's area of specialty is port devolution and performance, in which he is quickly building an impressive research and...
01/06/2011 Award
TRI has published the second of a two piece study which investigates CO2 emissions for ferries operating on routes between Orkney and mainland Scotland, with a focus on cars, passengers and connecting public transport modes. Through establishing road and rail transport CO2 emissions (to/from...
01/06/2011 Other News
We invite you to register now for: Reducing the Impact of Emissions from Aviation and Shipping City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh Friday 9th September 2011 This one-day event, jointly organised by TRI and the Royal Meteorological Society (Scottish section), will bring together representatives of...
26/05/2011 Conference Organisation
The TRI Taxi Studies Group will be represented at the renowned European Radio Taxi Group meeting in Lodz, poland. The team, led by Dr. James Cooper, will present their paper, Taxis as an intermediate transport solution for rural communities.
24/05/2011 Staff Development
System Optimisation under Static and Dynamic Assignment Methodologies: Implications and challenges for congestion charging
23/05/2011 Axis: Birmingham: 18.30 Invited Presentation
The StratMoS Interreg IVb North Sea Region project has published a new video from Prof. Alf Baird. The video presents the case study of the Floating Container Storage and Transhipment Terminal (FCSTT). This case study is being developed by TRI in close cooperation with Gottwald Port Technology.
05/05/2011 Other Event
INTERCONNECT E-Conference presentations are now available to view and download. The objective of the INTERCONNECT E-Conference is to present and debate the draft conclusions and recommendations from INTERCONNECT with national and European stakeholders and researchers interested in improving...
02/05/2011 Conference Organisation
TRI member Dr. James Cooper has participated in a European Round Table considering the role of taxis in Rural Transport, hosted by the French Ecole National Ponts Paris Tech, and run in association with the Taxi Research Network and the Institut de la Ville en Mouvement.
04/04/2011 Invited Presentation
During the visit to Chile TRI member Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier, Ricardo Sanchez (UNECLAC), Professor Theo Notteboom and Gabriel Perez (UNECLAC) were interviewed by the Chilean business newspaper Estrategia on the development and influences on maritime freight rates in Latin America.
26/03/2011 Conference Organisation
The TRI members Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier and Yakov Boglev are currently promoting the IAME 2011 conference ( in Chile. The conference is organised in collaboration with UNECLAC and ITMMA Antwerp. While visiting the main Chilean ports and maritime authorities the delegation was...
21/03/2011 Conference Organisation
The Interreg North Sea region StratMoS project partners work in Demo Project no.5 (Offshore Hub) undertaken in collaboration with Gottwald Port Technology GmbH has produced positive results. Led by TRI at Edinburgh Napier University, the results were presented to an industry workshop in Edinburgh...
07/03/2011 Other Event
TRI Director Professor Kevin Cullinane has been appointed to sit on expert sub-panels of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) as the UK's comprehensive evaluation of the quality of research in all subjects undertaken at all publicly-funded...
24/02/2011 Award
The TRI Taxi Studies Group has been commissioned by the Perth Taxi Trade to undertake a review of taxi supply in the town. Taxi Supply is a key issue in the provision of appropriate services and is particularly felt at night, a point of heavy demand for taxi services by passengers travelling home...
02/02/2011 Funding
In support of the Northern Maritime University (NMU) project ( TRI is offering a short term (60-80 hours of work) work, supporting the project's e-collaboration platform development. Work required is as follows: to provide technical and text editing of the online contents of the NMU...
31/01/2011 Other News
In a major development for the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a TRI led taxi group has been unanimously approved. The Research Board, which is one of the US government's National Academies, is a major contributor to US transport policies, and lead research institute across the transport...
30/01/2011 Other News
05/01/2011 Other News
TRI and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers will jointly be hosting a forum on maritime transport education and training. The event, which is free to attend, aims to explore cutting edge approaches to delivering Maritime Education & Training programmes in an increasingly challenging global...
23/12/2010 Conference Organisation
The most recent Dryport Project Newsletter focusses on the discussions and results from the Dryport Conference in Edinburgh. The newsletter can be downloaded here. For further Information on the Dryport Project please visit the Dryport website:
22/12/2010 Media and Outreach Activity
The Shipping markets, port devolution and a changing geography of world maritime transport The Transport Research Institute (TRI) at Edinburgh Napier University, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and the Institute of Transport and Maritime...
20/12/2010 Conference Organisation
The Transport Research Institute has already recorded its most successful year since its establishment, just three months into 2010/11. Formed in 1996, TRI is Scotland's largest and longest established transport research group, with a track record in delivering high quality transport research,...
25/11/2010 Other News
Following its recent work with the Commission for Taxi Regulation, the TRI Taxi Studies Group has been asked to undertake a review of city centre taxi services in Dublin. Working on behalf of Dublin City Council and the National Transportation Agency, the TRI team will advise on rank location,...
25/11/2010 Funding
The TRI Taxi Studies Group, with its French partners are to advise the International Road Union on taxi best practice. The Taxi group has been requested to develop a series of statements on Taxi best practice in the European Union by the policy group IRU.
24/11/2010 Other News
TRI Director Professor Kevin Cullinane has released his latest book, the International Handbook of Maritime Business. The book was commissioned by the publisher Edward Elgar who invited Prof Cullinane to put together a volume on maritime business as part of their "International Handbook" series.
16/11/2010 Other News
Has 25 Years of Institutional Change Delivered a Better Deal in Transport? - Dr David Quarmby CBE On the 3rd November 2010 TRI Advisory Board Chairman Dr David Quarmby CBE gave a lecture on the changing nature of transport in the UK over the past 25 years.
16/11/2010 Other Event
The ITTS has published a blog on the Dryport Conference organised by TRI and SEStran, in Edinburgh. Bruce Lambert describes his impressions and new knowledge from the conference. The blog can be found under the following link (
04/11/2010 Conference Organisation
The conference on Intermodal Strategies for Integrating Ports & Hinterlands took place at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh on 21-22 October 2010. The conference brought together 130 delegates from 26 countries around the world, including over 40 speakers from a mix of academia and industry.
03/11/2010 Conference Organisation
The INTERCONNECT Stakeholders Questionnaire is now available and we invite all those involved in passenger transport planning in the UK and Europe to visit the website and complete the questionnaire. INTERCONNECT is an EC-funded research project in which TRI is project co-ordinator, and is...
01/11/2010 Other News
The TRI Taxi Studies Group, along with project partners PA Consulting have been commissioned to undertake a review of the structures for setting taxi fares in Northern Ireland. Following engagement with taxi industry stakeholders the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (DOE) has...
21/10/2010 Funding
TRI research funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh TRI’s Dr Jason Monios recently spent three weeks researching intermodal transport in the United States, supported by a grant of £3,000 from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The trip was an excellent opportunity to gather data on container...
15/10/2010 Other News