Posted in July 2015

Robustness of multi-level public transport networks: A methodology to quantify robustness from a passenger perspective

Despite the importance of robust public transport networks, this topic has not been considered from a full passenger perspective yet in scientific literature and practice. To our best knowledge, this study is the first in which both exposure to large, non-recurrent disturbances and impact of these disturbances are analysed in a systematic and realistic way. Contrary to single-level network perspectives, we considered the integrated, total multi-level public transport network which remains available when a disturbance occurs. We developed a new methodology to identify the most vulnerable links in the multi-level public transport network and to quantify the societal costs of non-robustness of these vulnerable links. Besides, applying our methodology enables quantification of the robustness benefits of robustness measures, next to the costs of such measures. Therefore, our methodology can support and rationalize the decision-making process of public transport operators and authorities regarding the implementation of different robustness measures.

Read the full paper: INSTR2015-Yap et al.

Find our presentation: INSTR2015 Presentation Yap et al.

Urban Mobility Lab: benut databerg

CROW-KpVV hield op 28 mei in Utrecht de eerste landelijke kennisdag over het benutten van data in het openbaar vervoer. Het delen van data levert veel op, maar is nog geen gemeengoed. Tijdens de bijeenkomst stond onder andere het Urban Mobility Lab in de schijnwerpers: een proeftuin vol data over vervoerpatronen in Amsterdam.

Lees het hele artikel: Urban Mobility Lab in OV Magazine

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