Rapidis has been appointed to an important role in the IPTOP project (Integrated Public Transport Optimisation and Planning) managed by the Technical University of Denmark
The research project IPTOP aims at developing new methods for planning, designing, controlling and optimizing Danish public transport systems.
The benefits for the passengers are short travelling time and better service.
Additionally the transport operators will gain economically. All together the expectations are to gain substantial societal and economic benefits compared to the overall investment.
Special attention will be given to coordination between separate transport providers so that existing services are more accessible, more reliable, and more attractive to travelers.
Rapidis will lead on software development. This ensures an early focus on implementation issues and that the modelling system in fact can be used to calculate and predict consequences from “What-if” scenarios.
Other IPTOP participants are:
- DTU Transport – Technical University of Denmark, Transport Dept.
- DTU Management – Technical University of Denmark, Management Dept.
- DTU Compute – Technical University of Denmark
- Trafikselskabet Movia – the Copenhagen area Bus transit operator
- DSB – Danish National Railways
- Banedanmark – Rail Net Denmark
- Trafikstyrelsen – The Danish Transport Authority