Works in Progress: Tbilisi Metro – Modelling Passenger Flows and Capacity

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 14th talk of the Spring 2017 Works-in-Progress series on “Tbilisi Metro: Modeling Passenger Flows and Capacity based on Incomplete Data”, presented by Giorgi Babunashvili, CRRC-Georga/Urban Lab.

The presentation is part of the research conducted for a project on development strategies for the Tbilisi subway. The end result was an elaboration of recommendations for attracting more residents to use the subway and to adapt the system for an expected increase in passenger flow. The talk will center on the methodology for estimating the volume and vectors of passenger flows, based on data on boarding passengers. This project, funded by the U.S. Embassy, gives a concrete example of how data can be used to inform publ ic policy decisions.

Giorgi Babunashvili holds an MA degree in International Relations from Tbilisi State University and is a doctoral student in Comparative Politics at Ilia State University. With extensive experience in survey sampling and data management, Giorgi has been working as a researcher at CRRC–Georgia since 2008 and teaches quantitative methods at Ilia State University. Giorgi also heads an NGO called Urban Lab that focuses on transportation-related issues.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the new office of CRRC at Chkhikvadze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

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