The transport expert and his colleague were awarded the John H Taplin Prize.
Professor Graham Currie FTSE, a world renowned public transport research leader and policy advisor, recently won the John H Taplin Award for Best Paper at the 39th Australian Transport Research Forum.
Written with Dr Chris De Gruyter, their paper, Exploring the Sustainability of Public Transport in Australasia, delved into transport sustainability and built on previous research.
Professor Currie says he’s delighted to have been awarded the John H Taplin Prize as the award builds both their local and international profile.
“We have won many international awards which I think our clients in Australasia don’t know much about,” he says.
“All good research is a team effort and my team deserves the recognition for their outstanding work.”
A pioneer in transport research, Professor Currie has published more papers in leading international research journals in this field than any other researcher in the world.
He is also the founder of Word Transit Research – a resource used by more than 170 countries that consolidates all research in this discipline.
His passion for public transport stems from the scale of challenges cities face in the future.
“Transport is a confounding problem at the interface between technology, engineering and people. We are focussed on bringing all the disciplines together to find solutions for cities into the future,” he says.
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