J.M.D.L. (Johann) Hartleb

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2016

PhD Project

Public Transport Supply Optimization Incorporating Passenger Choice Models

Passengers only use public transport if the public transport system o ers a high quality: travel time should be short and the number of transfers small; connections should be robust against delays; and vehicles should not be congested. If only poor connections are o ered for an origin-destination-pair, passengers may decide to use alternative means of transport or stay at home. Hence, in order to obtain a good public transport system, the consequences of planning decisions on passengers' behavior must be taken into account.
State of the art travel demand models provide appropriate solutions for describing passengers' behavior concerning mode and route choices. Nevertheless, optimization approaches for public transport problems often rely on strongly simpli ed models. Often it is even assumed that demand is independent of the provided connections. To take into account passengers' behavior in the optimization, demand models must be integrated in the planning process.
The goal of this project is to investigate the structure of such problems, to develop ecient solution algorithms, and to test these on realistic problem instances. Based on this, the trade-o between detailed modeling and algorithmic tractability as well as the bene t of integration should be investigated.

Keywords
ublic transport, passenger demand, integrated planning
Time frame
2016 -

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-04
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Supervisory team

Markus Friedrich
Promotor
Johann Hartleb
Professor of Public Transport Optimization
Promotor
Johann Hartleb
Leo Kroon IM - 04/11/1958 - 14/09/2016
Professor of Quantitative Logistics
Promotor
Johann Hartleb
Daily supervisor