Compendium of research papers at the TRB 2018 – now online!

PTV Group booth at the TRB 2018 Annual Meeting

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The documents within this research compendium were prepared and submitted to the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting a five-day conference that took place from January 7 – 11, 2018 in in Washington D.C.… Read more

Event Recap: TRB 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C

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TRB 2018 was an exciting, action-packed meeting with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops. In conjunction with this year’s theme; Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future, we are proud to showcase to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions our latest innovations and evolution as a brand.… Read more

The Benefits of Bus Regulation for 360° Public Transport Planning

The Benefits of Bus Regulation for 360 degree Public Transport Planning 1On the back of the UK government’s devolution agenda are forthcoming changes to legislation that will give Local Authorities more powers to take back control of their bus networks. Should Local Authorities decide to act on these powers, they will have the opportunity to benefit from a holistically planned and managed transport system network.Read more

Sharing is in – but are car and bike sharing schemes cooperating or competing with public transport?

"ITS in Public Transport" - #5: partner or competitors - public transport and sharing systems

“ITS in Public Transport” – #5: partner or competitors – public transport and sharing systems

Anyone who has spent any time in the world’s biggest cities recently can hardly have missed them: bicycle hire schemes are popping up everywhere. In May 2011 there were just under 140 bike sharing programmes in operation, offering around 237,000 bicycles in 165 cities, and their popularity was still growing.Read more

Sophisticated ITS – How to represent crowding effects in PTV Visum?

"ITS in Public Transport" - #4: Today, we show you how to model crowding effects in PTV Visum.

“ITS in Public Transport” – #4: Today, we show you how to model crowding effects in PTV Visum.

Although it’s great to see people making healthy use of a good public transport system, there are sometimes cases in which a well-functioning system can become a victim of its own success.Read more

ITS in practice – How can the effects of dynamic passenger information be modelled in PTV Visum?

"ITS in Public Transport" - #3: Today, we look at modelling the effects of dynamic passenger information.

“ITS in Public Transport” – #3: Today, we look at modelling the effects of dynamic passenger information.

ITS systems takes the pain out of searching for the optimum connection, as we described in our last article. Timetable information systems and increasingly dynamically updated displays at stops and stations or on-board vehicles are replacing conventional, static printed information about the transport network.Read more

ITS in public transport – How can the effects be modelled?

“ITS in Public Transport” – #2. Today, we focus on the factors that play a role as we plan our routes through the jungle of public transport.

The examples in the last article leave no room for doubt: public transport is becoming increasingly important for mobility within and between cities.Read more