A Decision Support System Based on Transport Modeling for Events Management in Public Transport Networks

  • Luca StuderEmail author
  • Paolo Gandini
  • Giovanna Marchionni
  • Marco Ponti
  • Sergio Arduca
  • Serio Agriesti
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 185)


This paper presents a modeling approach developed within the MOTUS project, designed to provide a standardized and solid intervention proposal to face events and disruption on a public transport network. This modeling approach resulted into a tool capable of identify in a formalized way the nodes and links where to broadcast info-mobility information through ITS systems and to lead the users to the best alternative solutions. The tool is exploited to make the decision process less dependent on the expert judgment (that still plays a vital role) and human factors, to allow the service provider to respond in a faster and clear way to the possible disruptions both through info-mobility and the strengthening of the offer on the involved routes. Therefore, this paper describes how the modeling approach is applied, how the resulting tool can be exploited, and finally provides an example on the city of Milan, simulating the closure of one of the main lines and reporting the results provided by the presented model and the developed tool.


Disruption management Transport modeling ITS Decision support system Public transport Emergency management 



The developed tools described in this paper are the results of a collaboration activity between Citilabs and the Mobility and Transport Laboratory—Politecnico di Milano.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Studer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paolo Gandini
    • 1
  • Giovanna Marchionni
    • 1
  • Marco Ponti
    • 1
  • Sergio Arduca
    • 2
  • Serio Agriesti
    • 1
  1. 1.Mobility and Transport LaboratoryPolitecnico Di Milano, Dipartimento Di DesignMilanItaly
  2. 2.Direzione Tecnica—Unità Coordinamento Manutenzione ImpiantiMilan MunicipalityMilanItaly

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