Moving People and Ideas

Hi there! My name is Willem, and I am a transit and rail researcher with academic and professional experience in data-and-mathematics driven analysis and modelling of urban transportation systems. I bring a strong theoretical and applied research background that emphasizes practical and adaptive applications of theoretical models and bridging the theory-data gap. I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto's Transit Analytics Lab.

Latest Posts


VISUALIZATION

Six Better Ways to Visualize Transit Reliability

July 14, 2021
Despite reliability being at or near the top of what's important to passengers and data that is commonly available, transit agencies lack nuanced and detailed reporting on reliability. Here are six visualizations that can help communicate the reliability of a route better.

RESEARCH
May 02, 2021
Did VIA's Reliability Improve in 2020?

Comparing VIA Rail arrival data from 2019 to 2020 to learn if the Coronavirus had an impact on the reliability of operations.

VISUALIZATION
April 27, 2021
Visualizing Populations with Dot Maps

Dot maps are a great way to show many facets of a population in a dense area.

RESEARCH
January 15, 2021
The Ridership Return Question

When, how, and why will transit ridership bounce back? Industry experts express optimism for a 2-5 year ridership recovery.

VISUALIZATION
January 13, 2021
A Dabble in D3

A guide and reference for web-based data visualization

RESEARCH
September 20, 2020
The new age of on-demand transit in Canada

What we learned from talking demand-responsive transit with Canadian cities and vendors.

ADVOCACY
June 13, 2020
Green Line project should be built for the long term

An opinion piece on Calgary's Green Line LRT