• Primary Program Transport and Urban Infrastructure
  • Research Interests Urban Sustainable Mobility, Port Activity, Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency, Choice Modeling, Future Transport Strategy at Local and National Level

Biography

AHM Mehbub is a senior research associate at KAPSARC. He currently leads the maritime project, in collaboration with the Kingdom’s energy ecosystem. This project invetigates future port activity and fuel forecasting. He also works on the KAPSARC Spatial Urban Energy System (KSUES) project. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked in Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), a state government organisation, as a transport planner, and at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia as a researcher. He led the update on the state of transport in the TfNSW regions as part of the strategic planning for its Future Transport 2056. He has also worked as a lecturer at Khulna University of Bangladesh, and was later promoted to a professor in urban transport planning. He holds a Ph.D. with an examiners’ commendation for an outstanding thesis from the UOW. His thesis focused on modeling travellers’ preference heterogeneity.

Publications

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  • Data Insights
  • Commentaries
  • KAPSARC journal article
  • Think20 (T20)
Current and Future Trends in Saudi Arabia’s Container Throughput

Current and Future Trends in Saudi Arabia’s Container Throughput

The maritime sector is a key pillar for the diversification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economy, and it has been prioritised by the Saudi government due to its strategic importance. Saudi Vision 2030 has set a target for making KSA a global logistics hub. Correspondingly, the Kingdom has been investing heavily in its seaports to modernize their infrastructure and increase their capacity. For instance, several projects are now underway to boost the maritime transport sector, costing around 6 billion Saudi Arabian riyals (SAR) (USD $1.6 billion).

25th May 2022
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
Understanding the Trajectory of Urban and Transport Development in Riyadh

Understanding the Trajectory of Urban and Transport Development in Riyadh

Riyadh has been a car-oriented city since the 1950s, a trend that was compounded by the economic boom of the 1970s. Likewise, the first master plan of Riyadh, a highway-based plan prepared by Doxiadis Associates International in 1973, encouraged the continued use of private cars.

16th October 2022
Understanding the Willingness to Make the Modal Shift to the New Metro in Riyadh

Understanding the Willingness to Make the Modal Shift to the New Metro in Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital and main financial hub, is currently facing substantial urban growth pressures. The city suffers from serious traffic congestion, especially at peak hours. Owing to the city’s high level of urbanization, travel demands are expected to increase. This demand cannot be met through car-based infrastructure development alone. Therefore, the Saudi government has introduced a proposal for a new metro rail system in the city.

27th March 2022

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Saudi Arabia Energy Balance Energy Data…

As a response to recommendations from the “Energy open data ecosystem, policy scenario models & tools” workshop series organised by KAPSARC since 2018, IEF and KAPSARC have jointly examined KAPSARC data and modeling resources to improve energy balance compilation with Saudi Arabia as a case study. The project successfully identified key opportunities and challenges in […]

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