K2 strives to strengthen research on public transport by quickly capturing new research ideas and perspectives. Therefore, K2 now encourages the partner organizations' employees to submit proposals for smaller K2 projects. All projects should connect to public transport operators and their challenges. These projects should also be clearly related to K2's research agenda for 2020-2024.
“So far there is no clear evidence that new technology makes DRT more efficient from an economic perspective. On the other hand, travelers who use these new systems being tested, are generally very satisfied”, says Fredrik Pettersson-Löfstedt.
Fredrik has, among other things, conducted field work in Sydney to study new technical solutions on-site.
“We lived with young children in Sydney, without access to a car of our own. We found however, that using the on-demand trials was not possibly for us since children under four are not allowed on these buses”, says Fredrik.
“Information that takes into account the traveler's individual context and needs can increase the attractiveness of public transport and contribute to more people choosing public transport”, says Åse Jevinger.
In order to be able to provide travelers with individually adapted information, there is a need to, among other things, identify which vehicle the passenger is currently on and what alternative public transport solutions are available from upcoming stops.
Representatives from municipalities and governments on regional and national level from all five Nordic countries were gathered in Lund to discuss similarities and differences between policy instruments in the Nordic countries.
Erik Ronnle researcher at K2 and the Department of Business Administration, Lund University have successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled Justifying mega-projects - an analysis of the Swedish High-Speed Rail Project. The thesis shows that the National Negotiation on Housing and Infrastructure (Sverigeförhandlingen) legitimized projects by using a combination of different strategies.
The objective of this study is to analyse the impact of different level of ridership incentives contained in public transport contracts in Sweden. There is evidence to suggest that, thus far, the inclusion of such ridership incentives in various types of contracts has had little or no effect. This raises the question of why incentives have proved ineffective and whether it is possible to estimate welfare-optimal incentive schemes. The study is based on a non-linear optimisation model with various constraints on the level of freedom within the contract.
The scientific paper "Perceived action spaces for public actors in the development of Mobility as a Service" from K2 was ranked among the top papers of TRA 2018. The best papers submitted to the conference will be published in the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) open access Journal. Authors Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren, K2 and Lund University, and Göran Smith, K2 and Chalmers University of Technology.