It's been two weeks that we have arrived in Melbourne. Melbourne isn't very different from large cities in the U.S. In fact, to me it's a combination of Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami. It's a sprawled city with great public transportation and biking infrastructure with beautiful beaches. The public transport in Melbourne consists of three main types/modes: trains, trams, and buses. The tram network is huge. The train network is radially shaped, just like Chicago with a city loop. It's very hard to get from a suburb to another suburb with public transit though. There seems to be numerous opportunities for research. Just like New York in the U.S., Melbourne is a live transportation research laboratory in Australia.