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Ahmed El-Geneidy

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Portland State University
M.Arch., Alexandria University (Egypt)
B.Sc., Alexandria University (Egypt)

Office: Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 401
Tel. 514/ 398 8741
Fax 514/ 398 8376

ahmed [dot] elgeneidy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Professional and research interests

Measurements of accessibility; land-use and transportation planning; applications of GIS in land-use and transportation planning; public transit planning and operations; intelligent transportation systems; nonmotorized travel modes and behaviour (bicycle and pedestrian); effects of transportation infrastructure on travel behaviour and land value.

Ph.D. Dissertation

The use of advanced information technology in urban public transportation systems: An evaluation of bus stop consolidation policy

Courses taught at McGill University

URBP 504                 Planning for Active Transportation

URBP 536/37/38     Transportation Seminar

URBP 608                 Advanced GIS Application

URBP 619                 Land use and Transportation Planning

URBP 620                 Transportation Economics

Selected recent publications


*Alam, A., *Diab, E., El-Geneidy, A., & Hatzopoulou, M. (2014). A simulation of transit bus emissions along an urban corridor: Evaluating changes under various service improvement strategies. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 31, 189-198.

*Diab, E. & El-Geneidy, A. (2014). Transitory optimism: Changes in passenger perception following bus service improvement over time. Transportation Research Record.

*Diab, E., *Wasfi, R., & El-Geneidy, A. (2014). Extraboard team sizing: An analysis of short unscheduled absences among regular transit operators. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 66, 27-38.

El-Geneidy, A., *Grimsrud, M., *Wasfi, R., *Tétreault, P., & *Surprenant-Legault, J. (2014). New evidence on walking distances to transit stops: Identifying redundancies and gaps using variable service areas. Transportation, 41(1), 193-210.

*Foth, N., Manaugh, K., & El-Geneidy, A. (2014). Determinants of mode share over time: How a changing transport system affects transit use in Toronto, Canada. Transportation Research Record.

*Grimsrud, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2014). Transit to eternal youth: Lifecycle and generational trends in Greater Montreal public transport mode share. Transportation, 41(1), 1-19.

*Jacques, C. & El-Geneidy, A. (2014). Does travel behavior matter in defining urban form? A quantitative analysis characterizing distinct areas within a region. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 7(1) 1-14.

 *St-Louis, E., Manaugh, K., *van Lierop, D., & El-Geneidy, A. (2014). The happy commuter: A comparison of commuter satisfaction across modes. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 26, 160–170.

 *Stewart, C. & El-Geneidy, A. (2014). All aboard at all doors: Route selection and running time savings estimation for multi-scenario all-door bus boarding. Transportation Research Record.


*Diab, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Variation in bus transit service: Understanding the impacts of various improvement strategies on transit service reliability. Public Transport: Planning and Operations, 4(3), 209-231.

*Fletcher, G., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). The effects of fare payment types and crowding on dwell time: A fine-grained analysis. Transportation Research Record, (2351), 124-132.

*Foth, N., *Manaugh, K., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Towards equitable transit: Examining transit accessibility and social need in Toronto, Canada 1996-2006. Journal of Transport Geography, 29, 1-10.

*Grimsrud, M. & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Driving transit retention to renaissance: Trends in Montreal commute public transport mode share and factors by age group and birth cohort. Public transport: Planning and Operations, 5(3), 119-241.

*Jacques, C., *Manaugh, K., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Rescuing the captive [mode] user: An alternative approach to transport market segmentation. Transportation, 40(3), 625-645.

*Larsen, J., Patterson, Z., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Build it. But where? The use of geographic information systems in identifying locations for new cycling infrastructure. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 7(4), 299-317.

*de Lorimier, A., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Understanding the factors affecting vehicle usage and availability in carsharing networks: A case study of Communauto carsharing system from Montréal, Canada. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 7(1), 35–51.

*Manaugh, K., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Does Distance Matter? Exploring the links among values, motivations and satisfaction in walking trips. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 50, 198-208.

*Mathez, A., *Manaugh, K., *Chakour, V., El-Geneidy, A. & Hatzopoulou, M. (2013). How can we alter our carbon footprint? Estimating GHG emissions based on travel survey information. Transportation, 40(1), 131-149.

*Saberi, M., *Zockaie, A., *Feng, W. & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Definition and Properties of Alternative Bus Service Reliability Measures at the Stop Level. Journal of Public Transportation, 16(1), 97-122.

*Shah, Y., *Manaugh, K., Badami, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Diagnosing transportation: Developing key performance indicators to assess urban transportation systems. Transportation Research Record, (2357), 1-12.

*Surprenant-Legault, J., Patterson, Z., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Commuting trade-offs and distance reduction in two-worker households. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 51, 12-28.

*Wasfi, R., Ross, N., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Achieving recommended daily physical activity levels through commuting by public transportation: Unpacking individual and contextual influences. Health and Place, 23, 18-25.

*Willis, D., *Manaugh, K., & El-Geneidy, A. (2013). Uniquely satisfied: Exploring cyclists trip satisfaction. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 18, 136-147.