New article on students’ bus ridership in Transportation, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
Research and Publications

New article on students’ bus ridership in Transportation, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

University students are regarded as a readily available market segment for public transport. In Hanoi, as elsewhere, they constitute a large portion of bus passengers. However, one portion has been quitting buses, and the reasons were so far unknown. Nor was it clear whether they planned on retuning. Through a survey of more than 800 … Continue reading

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about public transport options on the Sunshine Coast
News

Dorina Pojani on ABC Radio talking about public transport options on the Sunshine Coast

Sarah Howells, the host of the Breakfast program on ABC Radio Sunshine Coast, invited UQ|UP member Dorina Pojani to chat about mass transit options on the coast. The Sun Coast Council has proposed various options and routes, including light rail: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Council/Planning-and-Projects/Major-Regional-Projects/Sunshine-Coast-Mass-Transit-Project/Document-Library. Should the Sunshine Coast emulate the Gold Coast? What are the risks and opportunities? … Continue reading

New article on public transport and Covid-19 in Journal of Transport & Health, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
Research and Publications

New article on public transport and Covid-19 in Journal of Transport & Health, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

In contrast to other cities worldwide, the pandemic has not decimated bus ridership in Hanoi. Notably, the Vietnamese capital has mostly relied on the use of face masks and hand sanitizer during travel, instead of requiring physical distancing on buses. This study examines public bus passengers’ levels of compliance with Covid-19 safety measures, and the … Continue reading

New article on public transport symbolism in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
Research and Publications

New article on public transport symbolism in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

The use of different forms of public transport connotes different symbolic meanings across national cultures. This has relevance when encouraging the uptake of public transport in Asia’s megacities such as Beijing or Chennai, where rapid deterioration in air quality has been partly attributed to a rapid increase in private motorised transport ownership and usage. Yet … Continue reading

Laurel Johnson interviewed by Channel 9 news on Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices
Opinion

Laurel Johnson interviewed by Channel 9 news on Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices

UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson says the Live, Work, Play CityPulse indices are a broad though helpful way to compare the quality of life in key locations in the growing metro region of south east Queensland. Interviewed for Channel 9 news, Laurel said that the key to liveability is access via ‘high frequency, affordable public transport’ across … Continue reading