Transport Hubs in Rural Areas

Transportation as a complex system is often characterized by a rigid network of roads and railways. Accordingly, the junctions and nodes in this system take on a special significance. Economic issues such as cost coverage and capacity utilization are of relevance and relate to the surrounding settlement density. Hubs, which function as nodes in these networks and simultaneously represent a phase transition in settlement density, have corresponding significance.

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Basic funding of the Max Planck Society and supported by the funding program „Innovation durch Hochschulen und Forschungseinrichtungen“: Physics of an integrated public transport system, Application-No. 85003731 from the European Regional Development Fund.



Sörensen, L., Bossert, A., Jokinen, J. P., & Schlüter, J. (2020). How much flexibility does rural public transport need?–Implications from a fully flexible DRT system. Transport Policy, 100, 5-20. doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2020.09.005

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Technical Report 1: Transportanalyse zur Implementierung eines intelligenten Demand Responsive Transport Systems im ländlichen Raum

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