Ahmed Idris is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. Mr. Idris received his B.Sc. (with honours) in 2002 and his M.Sc. in 2007 from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Alexandria, Egypt.
Generally, Ahmed is interested in studying Urban Systems, with emphasis on promoting sustainable and active transportation (e.g., public transit, cycling, and walking). In particular, Ahmed’s work is focused on the design of transit routes/lines that maximize demand attraction and mode switching towards public transit using a twofold approach. First, developing enhanced ridership forecasting models for improved transit service planning. Second, generating modal shift optimized transit route designs.