VIA News
15May

SicaB at the Innovation Forum
 
 

At the BMBF Innovation Forum "Civil Security" in Berlin, the Institute of Transport Science, together with the other project participants DB InfraGO AG, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the Federal Police, presented the joint research project on security at train stations (SicaB) to the specialist public. The project exhibition provided an exciting exchange and a variety of opportunities for discussion. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (funding line "Anwender - Innovativ: Forschung für die zivile Sicherheit II").Further information: www.sifo.de.

VIA News
02May

Articel in the Journal of Public Transportation
 

Fabian Stoll, Nils Nießen, and Bastian Kogel have published the peer-reviewed paper "Radical timetable innovations in long-distance railway passenger transport: How might these affect railway passenger demand?" in the Journal of Public Transportation by Elsevier. The paper can be downloaded here.

VIA News
29April

Bonding InstitutsMarkt 2024
 
 

On May 14th 2024 the bonding InstitutsMarkt will take place in the Aula in the Main Building of RWTH Aachen University. We will be there as well and are looking forward to many interesting conversations with students and visitors.

VIA News
29April

SicaB project kick-off in Berlin - Research project Security at train stations

The objectives of the project are solutions to reduce the risk of accidents on the tracks and significantly improve passengers' perception of safety. Therefore different approaches such as platform barriers or access controls are being investigated and recommendations for action developed. Other project participants are DB InfraGO AG, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, the German Federal Police and the Airport Research Center. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (funding line "Anwender - Innovativ: Forschung für die zivile Sicherheit II"). Further information on the security research program of the BMBF find you here.

VIA News
29April

14th ASPAG Meeting
 
 

Last week, #Farina Biemann and #Eva Feldhoff participated in the 14th ASPAG meeting on #Airside #Simulation and Performance Assessment. Farina presented the current status of her master thesis on the "Simulation-Based Assessment of Airside Operations at Vertiports". The master thesis is a cooperation project with the #Airport Research Center GmbH, which provides its software solution CAST Aircraft for the simulation of airside and airspace processes at vertiports.
Many thanks to the ASPAG committee #Steffen Wendeberg, #Christoph Schneider and #Karl-Heinz Keller and to #ENAC - Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile for organizing and hosting this successful event full of open minds and fruitful discussions!

VIA News
22April

Expansion of the UWZ approaches completed
 

The Institute of Transport Science has successfully completed the expansion of the cause-effect relationship ("UWZ") approaches to other asset classes commissioned by DB InfraGO AG. The developed models can be used to predict the condition of station infrastructure assets depending on the available budget for maintenance and renewal.

VIA News
21April

Transportation Research Forum

This year's Transportation Research Forum (TRF) conference took place in Washington D.C. on April 4 and 5. At the conference, a wide variety of topics related to transportation are presented and discussed.
As part of the RWTH Speed Funds grant, our master's student Inga von Scheliha was given the opportunity to present the results of her master's thesis on the topic of "Modeling the climate-relevant environmental impacts of infrastructure elements of the rail, road and air modes of transport". In the thesis, a system-dynamic model was developed that makes it possible to compare the infrastructure-related emissions that are attributable to the construction and operation of the infrastructure. The model was then applied to various route variants and scenarios. We would like to thank the RWTH and the Hans Herrmann Voss Foundation for their "Speed Funds" support, which enabled us to participate in this conference and thus to actively exchange ideas on the multifaceted topics related to transportation.

VIA News
15April

Articel in Transportation Research: Part C (TR_C)

Pengling Wang, Xioafang Xiao and Nils Nießen have published the peer-reviewed article "Flexible rolling stock composition strategy in urban rail transit lines: The influences of various train units and station capacities" in Transport Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (Volume 162) by Elsevier. The article can be viewed and here downloaded in full as free access before May 29, 2024.