The project WEAKI TRANSIT: WEAK-demand areas Innovative TRANsport Shared services for Italian Towns (CUP Code: F74I19001290001) is supported by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) and it is financed with the PRIN 2017 programme.
Urban mobility is fundamental to ensure city liveability, while causing several negative externalities (e.g. pollution, congestion, road accidents). Public administrations strive to improve mobility while limiting its negative effects, via efficient public transport services and appropriate infrastructures to promote active transport modes (cycling and walking). In general, small cities (e.g. with less than 50000 inhabitants), peripheral and rural areas, and sprawled urban areas do not have a local public transport service, and this implies an exclusive use of private vehicles. In this context, innovations brought by both new technologies and the new sharing mobility paradigm can help to solve this issue. WEAKI TRANSIT focuses on innovative shared mobility systems for weak-demand areas. The aim is to study the planning and design of demand responsive shared transport services (DRSTS), able to provide real-time “on demand” mobility through fleets of vehicles shared by different passengers. The project will adopt a holistic approach, by deeply investigating demand (i.e. passengers), supply (i.e. infrastructures, vehicles and technologies) and regulatory framework, and adopting advanced simulation tools for service design and technological platforms for pilot implementations.
Principal Investigator: Matteo Ignaccolo
Total Contribution: euro 710,140
Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 27/01/2020
End Date: 27/01/2024