Brendan Pender

Name: Brendan Pender

Title: Managing Director/Lecturer

Affiliation: Transit Plan Pty.Ltd/Monash University

Brendan is managing director of Transit Plan Pty. Ltd., a company that specialises in fulfilling the public transport scheduling, rostering, planning and timetabling requirements of the clients it represents. This is done both manually and with the aid of a scheduling software package called Austrics. Current clients include State Government transport agencies, local Government, public transport operators, community groups and tertiary academic institutions. At present Transit Plan’s client base consists of approximately 40 clients based in most states of Australia and New Zealand.

Brendan is also lecturer for a second year subject (Transport and Traffic Engineering) and third year subject (Road Engineering) which are part of the Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree at Monash University.

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honors), Monash University 1999

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Deakin University 2006

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Monash University 2014

Transportation Research Board of National Academies (Washington DC) – Paper Review Chair and Committee Member of AP065 Rail Transit Systems Committee (2012 – Present).

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (Washington DC) – Committee Member of AP070 Commuter Rail Transportation Committee (2012 – Present).

PT Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Pender, B., Currie, G., Shiwakoti, N and Delbosc, A. (2015). ‘Economic Viability of Bus Bridging Reserves for Fast Response to Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption.’ Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research, (In Press).
  2. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2014). ‘Social Media Use during Unplanned Transit Network Disruptions: A Review of Literature.’ Transport Reviews, 34 (4): 501-521.
  3. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2014). ‘An International Study of Current and Potential Social Media Applications in Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruptions.’ Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research, 2419: 118-127.
  4. Wang, Y., Guo, J., Currie, G., Ceder, A., Wei, D. and Pender, B. (In Press). ‘Bus Bridging Disruption in Rail Services with Frustrated and Impatient Passengers.’ IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (Accepted 22-05-2013).
  5. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2014). ‘Improving Bus Bridging Responses via Satellite Bus Reserve Locations.’ Journal of Transport Geography, 34: 202–210.
  6. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013). ‘Disruption Recovery in Passenger Railways.’ Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2353: 22–32.
  7. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Wang, Y. (2012). ‘Pro-Active Rail Disruption Recovery Using Track Crossover Provision and Bus Bridging.’ Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2275: 68–76.

 

Conference Papers

  1. Pender, B., Currie, G. Shiwakoti, N and Delbosc, A. (2015). ‘Exploring the Economic Viability of Bus Bridging Reserves to Improve Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption Response.’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  2. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2014). ‘Improving Response to Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption: A New Method to Locate Rail-Replacement Bus Reserves.’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  3. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2014). ‘Social Media Use in Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruptions – An International Study.’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  4. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013). ‘Social Media Use in Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruptions – An International Study.’ 10th World Conference on Railway Research (WCRR), Sydney, Australia.
  5. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013). ‘Impact of Bus Depot Location on the Provision of Rail Replacement Services (Bus Bridging).’ 26th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Brisbane, Australia.
  6. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013). ‘Social Media Utilisation during Unplanned Passenger Rail Disruption – What’s not to ‘Like’?’ 26th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Brisbane, Australia.
  7. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013). ‘Addressing Passenger Needs during Unexpected Rail Disruptions – An International Survey.’ The 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  8. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2013). ‘If you Fail to Plan you Plan to Fail: a Survey of Passenger Rail Disruption Recovery Practices.’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  9. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Shiwakoti, N. (2012). ‘Planning for the Unplanned: An International Review of Current Approaches to Service Disruption Management.’ 25th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Perth, Australia.
  10. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc A. and Wang, Y. (2012). ‘The Impacts of Track Crossover Provision on Rail Disruption Performance.’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  11. Pender, B., Currie, G., Delbosc, A. and Wang, Y. (2011). ‘Exploring How Rail Turnouts Impact Rail Replacement Outcomes.’ 24th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Adelaide, Australia.
  12. Pender, B. and Currie, G. (2010). ‘Exploring Priorities in Transit Scheduling Between Small and Large Bus Companies.’ 23rd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Canberra, Australia.