Governments across the globe promote public transport and new shared modes of transport such as bike sharing, car-sharing and ride-pooling, to reduce car dependency and to develop a more sustainable urban transport system. The objective of the European research project ‘Seamless Shared Urban Mobility” (SUM Project) is to improve the competitiveness of these new shared modes of transport in combination with public transport systems, through policy, optimisation and technological interventions.
The Department of Civil Engineering and Management at the University of Twente has a PhD position within the SUM project. The PhD project focuses on examining solutions for improving the integration of combined public transport and new shared mobility services in cities. You will define the content of the PhD project in the first 6 months of the project together with your supervisors. Examples of topics that may be addressed include (but are not limited to):
- The combined public transport and shared mobility service planning.
- The use of behavioural data analytics to understand travel patterns in PT and shared mobility.
- Analysis of the effects of public transport and shared mobility adoption on social welfare, social equity and spatial equity, among others.