Transport & Planning

How can we solve congestion? How can we make transport more reliable? How do we reduce the environmental impact of transport and logistics? How do we improve traffic and transportation safety? How do we deal with the transportation impacts of climate change? How do we make responsible use of novel development in technology to deal with these issues? 

These are just examples of questions that the Transport & Planning Department at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences is looking into. By performing top scientific research and by educating world class transportation engineers, we aim to contribute to the creation of an efficient, sustainable and resilient transportation system.

Research at T&P is conducted across a multitude of relevant research themes, organized via eleven collaborative labs (the so-called T&P labs), and led by one or two Principal Scientists.

Next to doing state-of-the-art research, we provide transport and planning courses in the Bachelor programme Civil Engineering, we offer a Transport & Planning track in the MSc programmes Civil Engineering, and we participate in the interfaculty MSc programme Transport Infrastructure and Logistics.


23 May 2022

Phd. Malvika Dixit wins prestigious award with research in inclusive mobility

Phd. Malvika Dixit wins prestigious award with research in inclusive mobility

Friday May 20, Phd. Malvika Dixit (Department of Transport & Planning) received the Young Researcher of the Year Award 2022*. The award ceremony took place during the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig. This year's theme was inclusive mobility, which requires increasing attention on many topics, such as accessibility, gender, and income. Together with a team from Delft University of Technology, Malvika conducted research in Amsterdam into how income levels can determine the distance travelled and the fares paid on public transport.

10 March 2022

Using VR for understanding interactions between automated vehicles an vulnerable road users

Virtual Reality (VR) provides possibilities to obtain complete experimental control and automatically collect behavioral data of vulnerable road users when interacting with automated vehicles. The usage of VR has attracted strong attention to play a key role in studying and better understanding interactions between autonomous vehicles and vulnerable road users.

06 August 2021

Uber both competes with, and complements public transport

Uber both competes with, and complements public transport

Tussen een en twee op de vijf Uber-reizen hebben geen haalbaar alternatief in het openbaar vervoer. Het aandeel reizigers dat Uber verkiest boven openbaar vervoer neemt af naarmate de reistijd van het openbaar vervoer concurrerender is. Dat zijn twee bevindingen in een nieuw onderzoeksrapport over ritdiensten, dat gebaseerd is op een vergelijking van gegevens van Uber en het openbaar vervoer uit zes steden in de VS en Europa.