Several SURF proposals for TRAIL staff members granted!

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SEVERAL SURF PROPOSALS FOR TRAIL STAFF MEMBERS GRANTED!

TRAIL researchers are well represented in four projects that have been granted in the SURF programme of NWO. The goal of the SURF programme is to develop knowledge that will contribute to solving urban problems.

We want to congratulate all project leaders and participants with their success!

The programmes which have been granted are:

SCRIPTS Smart Cities’ Responsive Intelligent Public Transport Systems

TRAIL-ers:

Harry Timmermans (TUE, project leader)

TUE: Soora Rasouli

TUD Serge Hoogendoorn, Oded Cats and Niels van Oort

Radboud: Henk Meurs and Vincent Marchau

 

The project ‘Smart Cities’ Responsive Intelligent Public Transport Systems’ will develop a (i) novel model system to predict the demand for hybrid public transport systems, involving demand responsive transport services that are flexible in route and schedule and (self-)organized through ICT platforms, (ii) advanced models for the optimal design of such systems and the simulation of their performance, (iii) an evaluation framework addressing institutional and organizational aspects of implementing such innovations, (iv) a series of pilots and showcases The proposal is supported by institutes for vocational education, public and private parties, totaling 19 applicants; the project budget is 1,8 million Euro.

STAD

TRAIL-ers:

Bart van Arem (TUD, project leader)

TUD: Caspar Chorus, Maaike Snelder and Marjan Hagenzieker

EUR: Rob Zuidwijk

 

The project proposal ‘Spatial and Transport Impacts of Automated Driving’ (STAD) aims to assess the wider, long term transport and spatial implications of advanced levels of automated driving, in order to help make better decisions about investments in infrastructure and transport systems. This might be relevant for regional and city authorities, which are interested in automated driving both from the view of accessibility and socio-economic development.

A broad range of institutes for vocational education, public and private parties support the proposal – totalling 23 applicants and a project budget of almost 2,5 million Euro.

U-SMILE Urban Smart Measures and Incentives for quality of Life Enhancement

TRAIL-ers:

RuG: Linda Steg

TUD: Hans van Lint, Victor Knoop and Eric Molin

 

The project ‘U-SMILE Urban Smart Measures and Incentives for quality of Life Enhancement’ addresses the question of whether the advantages of positive and negative pricing incentives with respect to external effects can be achieved, and the disadvantages can be avoided, by combining them in a single “hybrid” price instrument. The project will develop and investigate such “smart incentives” for sustainable behavioural change. This is innovative both from a policy viewpoint, and from a research perspective.

The proposal is submitted by project leader Erik Verhoef (VU) and supported by institutes for vocational education, public and private parties, totalling 9 applicants; the project budget is 1,4 million Euro.

ADAPT-IT, Smart Transfers through Unravelling Urban Form and Travel Flow Dynamics

TRAIL-ers:

Oded Cats (TUD, project leader)

TUD: Serge Hoogendoorn and Niels van Oort

 

Granted in the ERA-NET Co-fund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC) call.

A consortium of universities, industrial partners, public authorities and private operators from the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The project will develop a multi-level approach for monitoring, mapping, analyzing and managing urban dynamics in relation to interchanging travel flows. Analysis of pedestrian and traveler flows at the hub, urban and regional networks. Duration: 3 years; Total budget: 1.8 million euro

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