About Moving Transport Forward Lab

We are a group of academic researchers focused on topics in the realm of active and sustainable (or low carbon) transportation. Our research is dynamic and responsive to the present needs facing cities and urban regions. Areas of concentration include public transit planning and operations, marketing & loyalty to public transit, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and emerging transport modes and shared services.

Lead by Assistant Professor Emily Grise, group members have a wide variety of backgrounds and skills. We are in the School of Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Alberta, within the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Meet our team

Dr. Emily Grisé

Lab Director

Forward-thinking transport researcher with the aim of developing effective policies that contribute to a more liveable and sustainable society.

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Bogdan Kapatsila

PhD Candidate

Poorva Jain

PhD Student in Urban Planning

Javeria Khlalid

Master of Geography Student

Alex Hindle

Master of Geography Student

Meet our project collaborators

Women and Transit

Geneviève Boisjoly
Geneviève BoisjolyAssistant Professor, Polytechnique Montréal
David Cooper
David CooperPrincipal, Leading Mobility
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Dr. Dea van Lierop
Dr. Dea van LieropAssistant Professor, Utrecht University
Dr. Francisco Bahamonde Birke
Dr. Francisco Bahamonde BirkeAssistant Professor, Tilburg University

Featured Research

Women and Transport

Identifying the motives behind women’s travel behaviour works to inform equitable data collection methods, transportation planning, and public transit policy.

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Effects of the COVID-19 on Public Transit

This study examined how individuals’ perceptions of transit crowding changed throughout the pandemic.

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Integrating Public Transit and Shared Micromobility Payments

This study explores how shared micromobility services can integrate with public transit through equitable payment structures to address first and last mile issues for light rail transit riders in Seattle, WA, and increase accessibility for low-income households.

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