On the evening of the 29th June 2017, Monash University’s Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) held its annual Ogden Transport Lecture and Awards Night.
One of the awards presented was the Australian Road Research Board-Monash prize for the best postgraduate transport-related research student in any faculty at Monash.
This award was instituted on the occasion of ITS’s 40th anniversary (in 2009) and has been a feature of the ITS awards night ever since. The award was won by Dr Long Truong, for his research into the effects of combining public transport prioritisation measures.
The Ogden Lecture was delivered by Professor Eric Miller from the University of Toronto, who spoke on lessons to be learned from the past twenty years of public transport decision making and policy in Toronto, which has a similar public transport ecosystem to Melbourne. It was well received by the audience and stimulated much discussion and comparison.