+ Research

  1. Development, calibration and validation of bus-following models to support analyses and evaluation of alternative BRT strategies under different scenarios:Analyse the ability of different microscopic models to represent different operational conditions and bus operation, and develop a calibration procedure using data on bus operation.
  2. Typology and analysis of business plans, contracts and incentives for BRT and urban mobility systemsExamine the incentives and the relationship between private operators and public bodies, collecting public data to estimate a budget-balance fare using Ramsey pricing.
  3. Understanding perceptions of stakeholders for BRT: buy in for uncertain modal prospects: Understand the key perceived barriers that militate against support for BRT in the presence of LRT options, and the way in which these differ between users and non-users of public transport.
  4. Analysis of successful high-quality bus services in larger developed cities:Analyse how larger cities in the developed world can best implement BRT service design features to improve bus services in their higher-density corridors.
  5. Modelling reliability, cost, travel times, safety, comfort and other relevant variables of modal choice:Explore differences across modes (particularly those competing with BRT) and explore implications for transport planning and design.
  6. Designing BRT stations and surrounding areas according to operational, safety and urban criteria
  7. Planning and design of BRT systems for different levels of demand and spatial structure
  8. Designing express services for BRT: Investigate heuristics for the express service generation problem, extending it to work with networks.
  9. Designing BRT Corridors for transit-oriented development: explore the relationship between the design of BRT systems and the planning and design of the urban environments in which they exist.  It aims to test the hypothesis that BRT systems can be a successful driver of urban revitalization.
  10. Way-finding and transit map design
  11. Investigating fare evasion on Transantiago
  12. Fare structures
  13. Collaborating planning for transport projects: Re-theorize sustainable transport from a spatial, territorial and social perspective, rather than a transport-centred focus, with practical experimentation in Santiago.