Chris De Gruyter

Name: Chris De Gruyter

Title: Research Fellow and Deputy Director, PTRG

Affiliations: Public Transport Research Group, Monash University

Chris is a Research Fellow in the Public Transport Research Group at the Monash Institute of Transport Studies in the Department of Civil Engineering. He is also the Deputy Director of the Sustainable and Effective Public Transport – Graduate Research Industry Partnership (SEPT-GRIP). Prior to joining Monash, Chris worked as a transport planner for 12 years, both with the Victorian government and in consulting. His research interests span the areas of travel demand management, public transport and land use planning. In 2015, Chris received the Emerging Transport Professional of the Year Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Australia and New Zealand Section.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Transport, Monash University 2015

Master of Transport, Monash University 2006

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), 1st Class Honours, Monash University 2002

2017 – John H Taplin Prize for Best Paper at the Australasian Transport Research Forum

2016 – Springer Thesis Award for Outstanding PhD Research, Springer

2015 – Emerging Transport Professional of the Year, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Australia & New Zealand Section

2014 – Waldron-Webb Award (Australasia), ARRB Group and Roads Australia

2014 – Student Transport Research Prize (Victoria & Tasmania), ARRB Group and Roads Australia

2012 – Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Australian Government

2007 – Janet Brash Memorial Scholarship, Australian Institute of Traffic Planning & Management (AITPM)

2006 – VicRoads Prize in Transport Engineering, VicRoads

2003 – National Transport Student Paper Prize, Institute of Engineers Australia (IEAust)

2002 – Scholars Award (Victoria), Australian Institute of Traffic Planning & Management (AITPM)

2017 – present: International Committee Member, Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Management (ABE50), Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

2017 – present: Member, World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR)

2017 – present: Committee Member, Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM), Victorian Branch

2002 – present: Member, Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM)

PT Publications

 

Books and book chapters:

De Gruyter, C. (2017) Travel Plans for New Residential Developments: Insights from Theory and Practice. Springer Theses: Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, Springer Singapore.

De Gruyter, C. (2017) The traffic engineering legal, regulatory and guidance environment. Ch. 4 in A. Delbosc & W. Young (ed.) Traffic Engineering and Management. Monash Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

De Gruyter, C. & Wills, P. (2017) Transport Impact Assessment. Ch. 7 in A. Delbosc & W. Young (ed.) Traffic Engineering and Management. Monash Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

 

Journal papers:

Currie, G. & De Gruyter, C. (In Press) Exploring links between the sustainability performance of urban public transport and land use in international cities. Journal of Transport and Land Use.

Truong, L.T., Currie, G., Wallace, M. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) Does Combining Transit Signal Priority with Dedicated Bus Lanes or Queue Jump Lanes at Multiple Intersections Create Multiplier Effects? Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2647, pp. 80-92.

Truong, L.T., De Gruyter, C., Currie, G. & Delbosc, A. (2017) Estimating the trip generation impacts of autonomous vehicles on car travel in Victoria, AustraliaTransportation, Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 1279-1292.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G., Currie, G., Rye, T. & van de Graaff, E. (2017) Travel plans for new developments: A global reviewTransport Reviews.

Truong, L.T., Currie, G., Wallace, M. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) Analytical approach to estimate delay reduction associated with bus priority measuresIEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 91-101.

De Gruyter, C., Truong, L.T. & Nguyen, H.  (2017) Who’s calling? Social networks and mobile phone use among motorcyclists. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 103, pp. 143-147.

Nguyen-Phuoc, D.Q., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2017) Local and system-wide traffic effects of urban road-rail level crossings: A new estimation technique. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 60, pp. 89-97.

Truong, L.T., De Gruyter, C. & Nguyen, H. (2017) Calling, texting, and searching information while riding a motorcycle: a study of university students in Vietnam. Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 593-598.

Nguyen-Phuoc, D.Q., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2017) Net Impacts of Streetcar Operations on Traffic Congestion in Melbourne, Australia. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2648, pp. 1-9.

De Gruyter, C., Currie, G. & Rose, G. (2017) Sustainability Measures of Urban Public Transport in Cities: A World Review and Focus on the Asia/Middle East Region. Sustainability, Vol. 9, No. 1, 43.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2016) Travel Plans for New Residential Developments: Measuring Self-Selection Effects to Better Understand Travel Behaviour Impacts. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2564, pp. 60-69.

Currie, G. & De Gruyter, C. (2016) Exploring Performance Outcomes and Regulatory Contexts of Light Rail in Australia and the US. Research in Transportation Economics, Vol. 59, pp. 297-303.

De Gruyter, C. & Currie, G. (2016) Rail-Road Crossing Impacts: An International Synthesis. Transport Reviews, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 793-815.

Truong, L.T., Nguyen, H. & De Gruyter, C. (2016) Mobile phone use among motorcyclists and electric bike riders: A case study of Hanoi, Vietnam. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 91, pp. 208-215.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2015) Travel plans for new residential developments: A synthesis of research findings. Road & Transport Research: A Journal of Australian and New Zealand Research and Practice, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 59-72.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2015) Understanding Travel Plan Effectiveness for New Residential Developments. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2537, pp. 126-136.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2015) Enhancing the impact of travel plans for new residential developments: Insights from implementation theory. Transport Policy, Vol. 40, pp. 24-35.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2014) Methodology for Evaluating Quality of Travel Plans for New Developments. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2417, pp. 46-57.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2014) Securing travel plans through the planning approvals process: A case study of practice from Victoria, Australia. Cities, Vol 41 Part A, pp. 114-122.

DeGruyter, C. (2003) Exploring Bicycle Level of Service in a Route-Choice Context. Transport Engineering in Australia, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 5-11.

 

Peer-reviewed conference papers:

DeGruyter, C., Rose, G., Wilson, K., Dukanovic, Z. & Truong, L.T. (2018) Exploring planning tribunal decisions on transportation demand management plans. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States

Currie, G., Estgfäller, N., De Gruyter, C. & Fridman, I. (2018) Ridership and resource impacts of conventional and advanced electric bus technologies. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

Nguyen-Phuoc, D.Q., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2018) Quantifying the net traffic congestion effect of urban public transport – Including both negative and positive effects. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G., Wilson, K., Dukanovic, Z. & Truong, L. (2017) Exploring planning tribunal decisions on travel plans for new developments. Presented at the 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Auckland, New Zealand.

Nguyen-Phuoc, D.Q., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2017) Estimating the net traffic congestion impact associated with urban public transport – A Melbourne, Australia Case Study. Presented at the 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Auckland, New Zealand.

Currie, G. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) Exploring the sustainability of public transport in Australasia. Presented at the 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Auckland, New Zealand.

Currie, G., Truong, L.T. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) Regulatory Structures and their Impact on the Sustainability Performance of Public Transport in World Cities. Presented at the Thredbo 15 Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport. Stockholm, Sweden.

Rose, G., De Gruyter, C., Pollard, G. & Richter, K. (2017) Car ownership versus parking supply in residential apartments: A case study of Melbourne, Australia. Presented at the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR), Brisbane, Australia.

Currie, G. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) Exploring links between the sustainability performance of public transport and land use in international cities. Presented at the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR), Brisbane, Australia.

Cooper, T. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) Victorian Roundabout Crash Trends – A Review in the Context of International Experience. Presented at the 5th International Roundabout Conference, Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2017) Travel Plans for New Developments: Global Review. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

Truong, L.T., De Gruyter, C., Currie, G. & Delbosc, A. (2017) Estimating the Trip Generation Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on Car Travel in Victoria, Australia. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

Nguyen-Phuoc, D.Q., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2017) Transit User Reactions to a Major Service Withdrawal: Behavioural Study. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

Nguyen-Phuoc, D.Q., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2017) Net Impacts of Street Car Operations on Traffic Congestion in Melbourne. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

Nguyen-Phuoc, D.Q., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2017) Exploring the Impacts of Public Transport Strikes on Travel Behaviour and Traffic Congestion. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

Truong, L.T., Currie, G., Wallace, M. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) Does Combining Transit Signal Priority with Dedicated Bus Lanes or Queue Jump Lanes at Multiple Intersections Create Multiplier Effects? Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

Estgfäller, N., Currie, G. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) When Less is More: Exploring Trade-Offs in Transit Route Concentration. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

De Gruyter, C., Currie, G., Reynolds, J., Peel, V. & Yang, Y. (2016) Benchmarking public transport for international tourists in Queensland cities. Presented at the 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Melbourne, Australia.

Cooley, K., De Gruyter, C. & Delbosc, A. (2016) A best practice evaluation of traffic impact assessment guidelines in Australia and New Zealand. Presented at the 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Melbourne, Australia.

Truong, L.T., Currie, G., Wallace, M. & De Gruyter, C. (2016) Exploring multiplier effects generated by combining transit signal priority with dedicated bus lanes or queue jump lanes on arterials. Presented at the 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Melbourne, Australia.

Nguyen, D., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2016) Modelling the net traffic congestion relief impact of street car networks – a Melbourne, Australia case study. Presented at the 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Melbourne, Australia.

Nguyen, D., Currie, G., De Gruyter, C. & Young, W. (2016) Understanding public transport user behaviour adjustment if public transport ceases – a qualitative study. Presented at the 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Melbourne, Australia.

Nguyen, D., Currie, G., Young, W. & De Gruyter, C. (2016) Modelling the Direct Impact of Tram Operations on Traffic. Presented at the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Melbourne, Australia.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie G. (2016) Using theories of implementation and planning enforcement to enhance travel planning practice for new residential developments. Presented at the 14th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), Shanghai, China.

Nguyen, D., Currie, G., Young, W. & De Gruyter, C. (2016) Estimating net traffic congestion relief associated with public transport – preliminary results. Presented at the 14th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), Shanghai, China.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2016) Travel Plans for New Residential Developments: Measuring Self-Selection Effects to Better Understand Travel Behaviour Impacts. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

De Gruyter, C. & Currie, G. (2016) Impacts of Rail-Road Crossings: International Synthesis and Research Gaps. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2015) Travel plans for new residential developments: Insights from theory and practice. Presented at the 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Sydney, Australia.

Bagloee, S., Sarvi, M., Heshmati, M., & De Gruyter, C. (2015) Crowd Safety through Architectural Design of Exit Corridors. Presented at the 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Sydney, Australia.

Currie, G. & De Gruyter, C. (2015) Exploring Performance Outcomes and Regulatory Contexts of Light Rail in Australia and the US. Presented at the 14th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 14), Santiago, Chile.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2015) Evaluating the effectiveness of travel plans for new residential developments. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2014) Evaluating travel plan quality for new developments: Methodology and a case study from Victoria, Australia. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

Currie, G. & De Gruyter, C. (2014) Benchmarking trends in transit passenger information website design performance – an international study. Presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2013) Assessing the quality of travel plans for new developments. Presented at the 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Brisbane, Australia.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2013) Travel planning practice for new urban developments in Victoria, Australia. Presented at the 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Brisbane, Australia.

DeGruyter, C. (2006) Investigating a CBD-wide carpooling scheme for Melbourne. Presented at the 29th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Gold Coast, Australia.

DeGruyter, C., Rao, D. & Meiklejohn, D. (2005) Tools for Travel Behaviour Change. Presented at the 28th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Sydney, Australia.

 

Other conference papers:

Kim, J., Delbosc, A. & De Gruyter, C. (2017) Estimating residential public transport trip generation rates. Presented at the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning & Management (AITPM) National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

De Gruyter, C., Rose, G. & Currie, G. (2015) Travel plans for new residential developments: Evidence of effectiveness and self-selection effects. Presented at the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning & Management (AITPM) National Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

McFadden, H., DeGruyter, C. & Watson, T. (2006) Widening the scope: Delivery of travel behaviour change initiatives by local government in Victoria. Presented at the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning & Management (AITPM) National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Greaves, S. & DeGruyter, C. (2002) Profiling Driver Behaviour using Passive Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology. Presented at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) International Conference, Melbourne, Australia.