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To wait or not to wait? 
Delay management at hub airports

It is nowadays common that when we fly somewhere we have to take multiple flights, connecting between flights at hub airports. These stops, although in some cases inevitable or even convenient, are always a cause of stress. In case of … Continue reading

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Is Benelux getting any smaller?

We all assume that developments in transport go towards better travel time, more direct connection, increased comfort and reliability.. Well, that’s not always the case. I am now referring to the Benelux train. In about 10 years of experiences with … Continue reading

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The ‘consolidation in the aviation industry’ is still a challenge for Europe – Dr. Albert Plesman Memorial Lecture

When dr. Albert Plesman (1889-1953) became the first president of KLM he was building a company that was planned to be the pride and joy of the Netherlands. After him, virtually all states across the globe followed his vision – … Continue reading

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More delays as unavoidable effect of competition in railways?

I have been busy trying to reduce delays and delay propagation in railways for a long time now, so it looks quite surprising that somebody might want to increase delays instead. Well, that might be a result of a naive … Continue reading

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What is the secret of low cost carriers?

Air France – KLM has recently announced, for the third time this year, that they are falling short in their earnings forecast. The French-Dutch carrier, which faced a two-week pilot strike in September, has experienced in the third quarter of 2014 … Continue reading

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Will we finally have on time trains?

Train traffic has been always a source of complaints. I mean, trains that are too few. Or when they might have a decent frequency, they might be late. Or when they are on time, they might be too short. Or … Continue reading

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RECREATE – REsearch on a CRuiser Enabled Air Transport Environment

By Dries Visser (TU Delft – Aerospace Engineering) Project website: www.cruiser-feeder.eu The collaborative project REsearch on a CRuiser Enabled Air Transport Environment (RECREATE) is about the introduction and airworthiness of cruiser-feeder operations for civil aircraft. The RECREATE project, funded through the … Continue reading

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Wat kan de Nederland leren van het buitenland op het gebied van MKBA?

Wat kan de Nederlandse maatschappelijke kosten-batenanalyse praktijk leren van de Deense, Noorse, Britse en Zweedse MKBA-praktijk? Dit is de onderzoeksvraag die centraal stond in de studie ‘MKBA Internationaal’ die ik recentelijk uitvoerde voor het Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving. De volledige … Continue reading

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Huarong Zheng (Transport Engineering and Logistics/3ME/TU Delft) first prize winner at Rotterdam Smart Port Event

On October 2, 2014, the smart port event took place, sponsored by Port of Rotterdam and with no less than 32 contributions showcasing research results in port-related areas, from Groningen, Delft, Rotterdam, and various Belgian universities. Each contribution resulted in … Continue reading

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Substitutie door elektrisch fietsen

Elektrische fietsen zijn de succesvolste variant van elektrische voertuigen en ze verkopen zichzelf! Elektrische auto’s hebben allerlei beperkingen ten opzichte van de traditionele brandstofauto. Belangrijkste nadeel is wel dat de actieradius veel kleiner is, ergens tussen de 80 en de … Continue reading

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