• Primary Program Transport and Urban Infrastructures
  • Research Interests Transport-Urban Interaction, Sustainable Transportation, Energy Efficient Mobility, Discrete Choice Modeling, GIS, Big Data and Machine Learning

Biography

Toasin is a senior research associate in KAPSARC’s Transport and Urban Infrastructures program. He is currently focused on the urban transformation of Riyadh, and Saudi Arabia more generally. He is working toward developing different decision tools to understand the impact of transit oriented development (TOD) on the energy market, and to evaluate and assess urban policies that relate to sutainable transport and energy consumption. Toasin has worked as a scientific researcher at universities and in public organisations, and as a consultant in the private sector. He holds a Ph.D. in transportation planning from Utrecht University, an M.Sc. in urban planning from the London School of Economics, and a master’s and bachelor’s of urban planning from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. While at university, he received several accolades for his work, including the 2014 Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Transportation Geography from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and the Prime Minister’s Gold Medal for his academic achievements.

Publications

See all Abu Toasin’s publications
  • Discussion paper
  • Data Insight
  • Instant Insight
  • Commentary
  • KAPSARC journal article
Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network

Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network

The transport sector has always had high energy demand and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change. To improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions, Riyadh is introducing an integrated public transport system. Per capita energy consumption is much lower for public transport than for private vehicles, such as cars and taxis. This study investigates the potential impact of Riyadh’s proposed public transport system on car and taxi trips.    

13th October 2021
Stated Preferences of Metro Use by Current Mode Choices in Riyadh

Stated Preferences of Metro Use by Current Mode Choices in Riyadh

Based on the current use of mode, people show different preferences for modal shift. This Data Insight presents the most important metro options (based on fare, travel time, walking time and waiting time of the metro) as stated by the respondents.

7th February 2021

Stay informed

I'm interested in

Select the updates you'd like to receive from us

About

A bit about you