Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR)

Honored to be appointed Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR).

See the special editorial in our new 19(4) issue, together with the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Caspar Chorus.

Together with Associate Editors Maarten Kroesen and Niek Mouter, we now welcome submissions through our new online editorial system.. EJTIR is unique among scholarly transportation journals – it is a stand-alone open access journal with an impact factor. We are committed to a rigorous, efficient and double-blinded review process with personal communication.

We welcome original contributions focused on the behavioural, organizational, economics and/or public policy dimensions of the planning and operations of transport systems. We are interested in theories, models and methods, as well as novel empirical work, and consider all modes of transport. We welcome contributions that is relevant to the European context and is of interest to European scholars and planners from across Europe and beyond.

Very best wishes for 2020!

Thredbo and mobil.TUM best paper awards

Pleased that the following two papers presented in two recent conferences have been awarded as follows:
– “What is the Disutility of Sharing a Ride? – Willingness to Share in DRT Services” presented by Maria Alonso Gonzalez.
received the Michael Beesley Award to the best paper led by an early stage career at the Thredbo (International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport) conference in Singapore

– “Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Deployment on Demand for Line-Based Public Transport Services” presented by Jonas Hatzenbühler received the ITS Bavaria Best Paper Award at mobil.TUM conference in Munich


Presenting at the Transit Data 2019 – the 5th International Workshop and Symposium on research and applications on the use of massive passive data for public transport on 8th -10th July in Paris, France. Contributions include the following studies:

– Generating network-wide travel diaries using smartcard data
– Enhanced complex network representation of public transport for accessibility assessment based on General Transit Feed Specification data
– Impact analysis of a new metro line in Amsterdam using automated data sources
– Predicting and clustering station vulnerability in urban networks
– Investigating the effects of real-time crowding information (RTCI) systems in urban public transport under different demand conditions

You may find the sessions by browsing the program.

Can ride-hailing replace all public transport services?

Presented last week some of our research activities together with AMS on the WeMakeTheCity festival in Amsterdam in a session devoted to the future of MaaS and PT. While I do not argue that we should replace all public transport with individual on-demand services, I think that it helps to illuminate the ramifications of hypothetically doing so and hence support the debate with research findings.