In 2017 there will be an ongoing work to develop new research projects that can be carried out within the framework of K2 during the period 2018-2019. Now nine sketches have been selected based on 30 submitted project sketches. These will now be developed into completed project proposals.
Public transport is more than just transporting people between different places.If the role was most about commuting and leisure trips today, several dimensions of social development are being raised.Social benefits are one aspect.
New research leaders at K2 from mid-year are Christina Scholten, Malmö University, Claus Hedegaard Sørensen, VTI, and Jan Persson, Malmö University.The mission of the new research leaders is to create more cooperation between different research projects at K2 and to deepen cooperation between researchers and public transport actors.
How can we get more to travel sustainable?An attentive strategy is integrated mobility services or as it is also called: mobility as a service.It's about combining a range of mobility services such as public transport, car pool, rental bicycle and taxi services to provide travelers with seamless travel.
Major projects and decision making is what engages Erik Ronnle, a PhD student at K2, in his research. He does not know where his dissertation lands yet, but turning and turning on different things is stimulating, he thinks.
Public transportand theeconomyaretwotopics thatErik Johansson,PhDat K2,is interested in.In his research, he combineshisinterests bystudying thesocialeffectsofpublic transport froman economic perspective.
With a keen interest in environmental issues, Malin Aldenius saw the possibility to doctorate and dig deeper into the subject. At K2, she researching about how a transition from fossil to renewable fuels can be made to reduce emissions from public transport. In Sweden, there are significant regional differences of the reached stage in the restructuring process. How it happend will Malin try to find out.
What is theoption value, and how canthe conceptbe usedfor planning andevaluation ofpublic transport?AndersBondemarkWSPand ErikJohanssonfrom K2andLund University writes about this in a new report,which is the resultof new researchatK2.
The regions planning public transport and the municipalities planning buildings and land development. Meanwhile, there are regional goals to build housing in good public transport modes. How can this be coordinated? This, researchers at K2 has studied.
During the years 2018-2019 K2 invests approximately 25 million SEK to new transport research. New projects are identified and assessed in a process that consists of two steps. March 31 was the deadline for the first step and 30 was the total number of project sketches that came in.