After completing this course, students will be able to:
Passenger transport systems are complex systems that undergo significant service, technological, and organizational transformations. This course provides a synthesis of the public transport planning process – from strategic through tactical and operational planning to real-time management and related methodological concepts. The course is organized into three modules: Networks, Operations and Behavior where relevant scientific and practical problems, their key properties and approaches to their solutions are examined using references to students own research and illuminating case studies. Developments in integrating these problems and approaches will be discussed and practiced in relation to a variety of uni- and multi-modal systems, including shared mobility and on-demand services.
Day 1: Course intro + Key concepts and Taxonomy of problems and methods (Oded, 2hr) + Networks design (Marie, 2hr) + Network analysis (Oded, 1hr)
Day 2: Offline operations (Marie, 2hr) + Online operations (Marie, 1hr) + PhD projects (Oded + Marie, 2hr)
Day 3: Behavior (Oded, 2hr) + Workshop format (students start to work on concept research proposals, Oded + Marie, 3hr)
Day 4: Integrated planning (Marie/Oded, 2hr) + Student presentations of concept research proposal / course assignment (Oded + Marie + Expert Panel, 3hr)
Relevant review papers:
Desaulniers G. and Hickman M.D. (2007). Chapter 2 Public Transit. Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol. 14, pp. 69-127.
Ibarra-Rojas O.J., Delgado F., Giesen R. And Munoz J.C. (2015). Planning, operation, and control of bus transport systems” A literature review. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Vol. 77, pp. 38-75.
Additional reading material will be provided in relation to each lecture/module.