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The Research Unit Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the Institute of Transportation looks back on a long tradition at the University of Technology Vienna. It was founded as Institute for Road- and Railway-construction. Later, in the 60th it was renamed into Institute for Road-Construction and Road-Traffic. In 1989 the Institute was renamed again to: Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering. This change in naming should express the broad comprehension of transport science at the Institute.
2009 the Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering, the Institute of Railway Engineering, Traffic Economics and Ropeways as well as the Institute of Road Engineering were consolidated to the Institute of Transportation.
Now the Institute of Transportation consists of three Research Units:
- Research Unit Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering (formerly Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering)
- Research Unit Railway Engineering, Traffic Economics and Ropeways
- Research Unit Road Engineering
The Research Unit Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering is situated at the Faculty for Civil Engineering. It educates students from the Faculties of Civil Engineering, Architecture & Land-use-planning and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology Vienna. To see more about offered lecture activities see https://tiss.tuwien.ac.at/course/courseList.xhtml?windowId=21d.
As mentioned above, the Research Unit has a very widely spread understanding of transport planning and transport systems. Ecological, social, psychological, economical and technical aspects and their interrelations and feedbacks over time have to be taken into consideration. To meet this requirements highly educated and motivated staff is working at the Research Unit. Experts from several scientific disciplines work together in teams to find interdisciplinary suitable solutions for future transport system development.
A remarkable amount of experience was accumulated at the Research Unit over the last 20 years. The competence of the Research Unit is documented by numerous publications and academic research projects as well as through implementation of real world transport concepts.
For further information please visit publication database, project entries and other links at our Research Unit-homepage.