3.7 - Public Transport Management and Operations

Project Description

Technical Assistance in the development of courses and manuals in several aspects related to the operations of public transport enterprises.Proj_3.7.png

Five editions of the course on the Operations Management of Public Transport Enterprises took place. The content of the course covers aspects related to legal framework of the public transport sector, recent trends resulting from the harmonization of the European laws, market organization, operations and management of public transport. The course is designed for operational managers of the enterprises, members of local and central administration.

Research Team
  • Prof. Álvaro Costa (Coordinator) and Jorge Freire de Sousa
  • Pedro Abrantes
  • Miguel Pimentel
  • Patrícia Carvalhido
  • Oana Santos
  • Sudarshan Saraf
Financial Support
  • Fees from courses
Stage of Progress
  • The first three editions of the course have been prepared at the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto and two more editions were carried out in Lisbon


Papers in Proceedings of Scientific Meetings

  • Costa, Á; Abrantes, P; Grozavu, O, Magalhães, S (2005) "Public Transport Network Design and Appraisal - a case study of Porto", in Proceedings of 10th EWGT Meeting and 16th Min-EURO conference - Advanced OR and AI Methods in transportation 13-16 September, Poznan, Poland , pp 259-264