Maria J Alonso Gonzalez

Maria J Alonso Gonzalez
Delft University of Technology | TU · Department of Transport & Planning

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Public transport in rural areas is under pressure because demand is low and dispersed. To reduce costs, flexible and on-demand services are often proposed as alternatives for conventional bus services. Conventional services are generally not suitable for rural areas, because the demand is low and dispersed. In this paper, a stated preference survey...
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Simulation studies suggest that pooled on-demand services (also referred to as Demand Responsive Transport, ridesharing, shared ride-hailing or shared ridesourcing services) have the potential to bring large benefits to urban areas while inducing limited time losses for their users. However, in reality, the large majority of users request individua...
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The diffusion of the smartphone and the urban sprawl is pushing both private and public actors to revisit the concept of demand-responsive transport (DRT). This paper provides a historical overview of DRT experiences, understanding their pros and cons. In addition, it presents the case study of Mokumflex, a 12-month DRT pilot program that replaced...
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The uptake of on-demand services is increasing rapidly all over the world. However, the market share of their pooled version (ridesharing, e.g., UberPOOL or LyftLine) is still low, despite its potential in addressing the mobility challenges that dense urban cities are facing. In this research, we analyse user preferences towards pooled on-demand se...
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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is expected to significantly change mobility patterns, yet it is still not clear who will embrace this new mobility paradigm and how MaaS will impact passengers' transportation. In the paper, we identify factors relevant for MaaS adoption based on a survey comprised of over thousand respondents in the Netherlands. We fi...
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ABSTRACT Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) offers a collective flexible travel alternative that can potentially complement Fixed Transit (FT). The combination of an on-demand and line-based services holds the promise of improved mobility and increased service coverage. However, insofar it remains unknown whether DRT services deliver such much antic...
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--- Open Access http://www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/931 --- Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a recent innovative transport concept, anticipated to induce significant changes in the current transport practices. However, there is ambiguity surrounding the concept; it is uncertain what are the core characteristics of MaaS and in w...

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In contributing to the development of smart cities, this research program will execute a series of integrated PhD and postdoc projects that will deliver (I) a new model system to predict the demand for hybrid public transport systems involving new demand responsive transport services that are flexible in route and schedule and organised through smart city mobile ICT platforms, (II) a set of models for the optimal design of such hybrid systems and the simulation of their performance, (III) an evaluation framework addressing institutional aspects of such innovations.
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Smart Cities’ Responsive Intelligent Public Transport Systems (SCRIPTS) project will develop advanced models for the optimal design of hybrid public transport systems, involving demand responsive transport services that are flexible in route and schedule and (self-)organized through ICT platforms, and the simulation of their performance, including a series of pilots and showcases. Granted in the Smart Urban Regions in the Future (SURF) program by NWO, in collaboration with TU Eindhoven, Radboud University and national authorities and operators.