U-PASS

Urban Public Administration and Services innovation for Innovative Urban Mobility Management and Policy

Motivated by the world-wide shared desire and need for more efficient, reliable and environmentally sustainable urban transport, the U-PASS project investigates how to improve the benefits of transport, while limiting its downsides. The project aims to offer innovations in the design of new services and policies in urban transport, with a focus on policies and services such as tradable credits schemes, automated vehicles, electric driving, ride sharing, car sharing, and cycling. The project studies short-run behavioural impacts through real-life experimental studies in both China and Europe, and long-run implications through advanced urban transport modelling approaches.

The collaboration between Chinese and European top institutes - combined with applications in both parts of the world - gives a great opportunity for cross-fertilization, comparative study, and exploitation of diversity for the purpose of generalizing and transferring insights to be gathered.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
- Prof. Erik Verhoef (Coordinator)
- Dr. Vincent van den Berg
- Dr. Jasper Knockaert
- Dr. Paul Koster
- Diego Candia Riquelme (PhD student)
 
University of Leeds
University of Leeds
 
- Prof. Simon Shepherd
- Prof. Susan Grant-Muller
- Dr. Caroline Mullen
- Dr. Chandra Balijepalli

Bejing Jiatong University
Beijing Jiaotong University 
(Institute of Transportation System Science
and Engineering) 
- Dr. Meng Xu
- Dr. Xianyu Wu

Bejing Jiatong University
Beijing Jiaotong University
(School of Economics and Management)
- Dr. Yacan Wang
- Dr. Zhigang Cao
- Dr. Lingling Xiao
- Dr. Huiyu Zhou
- Dr. Jingjuan Jiao

Zhejiang University
Zheijang University

- Dr. Xiqun (Michael) Chen

Beijing Transport Institute
Beijing Transport Insitute 
- Dr. Kai Xian


Project manager & contact person:
Hadewijch van Delft
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
+(31) 20 5982191

Outreach

Journal articles

Book(s) (chapters)

  • Textbook “Markets and government: transport economic theory and applications”, published by the Social Science Literature Publishing House (in Chinese).
  • Mullen, C., (2020). Governing a risky relationship between sustainability and smart mobility, in Smart Urban Mobility - Law, Regulation, and Policy (Michèle Finck, Matthias Lamping, Valentina Moscon, Heiko Richter, eds.). Heidelberg: Springer  


Presentations given at international conferences

  • Geng, K., Wang, Y., Brands, D., and Verhoef, E. (2019). ‘Battling canteen queues: a field experiment with tradable rush hour permits among students’. 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics.
  • Harrison, G., Shepherd, S. and Mullen C. (2020). 'Governance an Modelling of a Tradable Transport Permit Scheme. European Transport Conference Online. 9-11 September.
  • Liang. L., and Xu, M. (2019). ‘Using tradable credit scheme for morning commuting congestion Management with an activity-based approach’. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, pp. 962–967, October. 
  • Mullen, C., Shepherd, S., Xu, M., and Xue. Q. (2019). ‘Governance and regulation of autonomous mobility for sustainable mobility?’. 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics. 
  • Su, D., Wang, Y., Lien, L. and Wang, J. (2020). ‘Promoting Parking Behavior of Shared Bicycles with Social Norm Information: a Field Experiment’. Economic Science Association meeting.
  • Wang Y., Geng, K., Cherchi, E., and Guarda, P. (2019). ‘Commuter Departure Time Choice Behavior under Congestion Charge: Analysis based on Cumulative Prospect Theory’. International Transportation Economics Association Conference.
  • Wang. G., Li, Y., and Xu, M. (2019). ‘Integrating the management and design of urban road network to alleviate tide traffic’. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, pp. 708–713, October.
  • Xu, M., Xue. Q., and Mullen, C. (2019). ‘Governance for Emerging Autonomous Driving Development in China?’. 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics.
  • Xue, Q., Xu, M., and Mullen, C. (2020). Governance of Emerging Autonomous Driving Development in China. 99th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.
  • Yao F., Chen X.*, Angeloudis P., and Zhang W. (2020). ‘Agent-based modeling and simulation for systematic operations of shared automated electric vehicles’. The 20th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, Beijing, China.
  • Zhan, Z., Wang, Y., and Choudhury C. (2019). ‘Estimating the value of travel time reliability in Beijing combining large-scale GPS and small-scale survey data’. 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics.
  • Zhang J., Chen X. and Wang Z. (2020). ‘On network effects in the ride-sourcing market with heterogeneous users’. The 20th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, Beijing, China, July 4-6. 
  • Zhu J., Mo D. and Chen X. (2020). ‘A grouping approach to ridesplitting optimization’. The 20th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, Beijing, China, July 4-6.
  • Zhu Z., Sun L., Chen X. and Yang H. (2019). ‘Understanding ride-sharing behavior in a ride-sourcing market using Bayesian conditional tensor factorization’. The 24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Hong Kong, December 14-16. 


News articles

Below: Working in times of Covid-19. The first U-PASS Zoom meeting was very successful with no less than 35 participants! (8 & 9 July, 2020)

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About the project

U-PASS is part of the Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas programme, jointly organized by nine European partners of JPI Urban Europe and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), in order to encourage collaboration between researchers from Chinese and European universities, research institutes, research and technology organizations, cities and city planning departments, as well as European companies to develop knowledge, integrate solutions and decision support tools to a wide spectrum of urban challenges (Grant No. 71961137005).

U-PASS runs from March 2019 until July 2023.
All joint work will be done from March 2019 until March 2022.

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