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  • Nome

    Teresa Galvão
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    Investigador Sénior
  • Desde

    01 julho 2013
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Publicações

2023

A New Perspective on Supporting Vulnerable Road Users' Safety, Security and Comfort through Personalized Route Planning

Autores
Abrantes, D; Ferreira, MC; Costa, PD; Hora, J; Felício, S; Dias, TG; Coimbra, M;

Publicação
International journal of environmental research and public health

Abstract
Due to an increase in population, urban centers are currently seeing an increase in traffic, resulting in negative consequences such as pollution and congestion. Efforts have been made to promote a modal shift towards the use of more sustainable means of transport, such as walking and cycling, but several deterrents influence the citizens' perceptions of safety, security and comfort, discouraging their choice of active modes of transport. This study focuses on the importance of providing meaningful information to vulnerable road users (VRUs) to support their perceptions and objectives while moving within urban spaces through a novel concept of route planning. A broad survey of the needs and concerns of VRUs through interviews, focus groups and questionnaires, applied to the Portuguese population of the Metropolitan Area of Porto, led to the development of a new concept of route planners that show personalized routes according to the individual perceptions of each user. This concept is materialized in a route planner prototype that has been extensively tested by potential users. Subjective evaluation and feedback showed the usefulness of the concept and added value to a familiar product, leading to a satisfying experience for participants. This study shows that there is an opportunity to improve these tools to provide a higher degree of power and customization to users on route planning, which includes addressing mobility restrictions and personal perceptions of safety, security and comfort. The ultimate goal of this new approach is to persuade citizens to switch to more sustainable means of transport.

2023

The Impact of CNG on Buses Fleet Decarbonization: A Case Study

Autores
Oliveira, JPF; Fontes, T; Galvao, T;

Publicação
SMART ENERGY FOR SMART TRANSPORT, CSUM2022

Abstract
By 2050, and in the context of decarbonization and carbon neutrality, many companies worldwide are looking for low-carbon alternatives. Transport companies are probably the most challenging due to the continuing growth in global demand and the high dependency on fossil fuels. Some alternatives are emerging to replace conventional diesel vehicles and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants. One of these alternatives is the adoption of compressed natural gas (CNG). In this paper, we provide a detailed study of the current emissions from the largest bus fleet company in the metropolitan area of Oporto. For this analysis, we used a top-down and a bottom-up methodology based on EMEP/EEA guidebook to compute the CO2 and air pollution (CO, NMVOC, PM2.5, and NOx) emissions from the fleet. Fuel consumption, energy consumption, vehicle slaughter, electric bus incorporation, and the investments made were taken into consideration in the analyses. From the case study, the overall reduction in CO2 emission was just 6.3%, and the emission factors (air pollutants) from CNG-powered buses and diesel-powered buses are closer and closer. For confirming these results and question the effectiveness of the fleet transitions from diesel to CNG vehicles, we analysed two scenarios. The obtained results reveal the potential and effectiveness of electric buses and other fuel alternatives to reduce CO2 and air pollution.

2023

Operational Performance Analysis of the Public Transport System over Time

Autores
de Sousa, JNC; Dias, TG; de Azevedo, MAN;

Publicação
INFRASTRUCTURES

Abstract
The public transport system is responsible for the displacement of a large part of the population, particularly in developing countries. This fact makes it relevant to evaluate the performance of public transport to provide an efficient and effective service. The purpose of this study is to conduct a performance evaluation of the public transport operation in the Metropolitan Region of Fortaleza (MRF), in the State of Ceara, Brazil. The analysis is based on DEA and the Malmquist index, based on three inputs (total operating time, fleet age, and the mileage traveled) and two outputs (fare revenue and number of passengers). Data were obtained through automated fare collection systems (AFCs) that were implemented in the MRF. Although there were no major fluctuations in performance during the analyzed period, the results indicate that the system's performance declined in certain years. In addition, the analysis enables a better understanding of route performance, considering the operating company or the area of operation, which helps to diagnose and comprehend the operation more effectively. By analyzing the operational performance over time, the proposed approach provides an additional contribution by offering a comprehensive overview to the involved stakeholders, fostering decision-making processes based on evidence.

2023

Methodological Approach for the Definition of Urban Tourist Patterns Through Data Mining

Autores
Gonçalves, JM; Ferreira, MC; Dias, TG; Gonçalves, MJA;

Publicação
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies

Abstract
Electronic fare payment systems have gained much popularity around the world. These systems adopt a convenient and almost instantaneous payment process for public transport while also gathering data regarding onboard transactions in public transport. Much information about public transport passengers can be extracted, such as travel patterns, activities performed, and travel behavior. Despite the continuous growth of studies regarding these systems, there is still a lack of research to understand occasional passengers’ movement, such as tourists. This work presents the state of the art in these areas and presents a proposal to explore AFC data to understand the mobility profiles of tourists. This manuscript represents an advance in the literature and opens doors to the definition of policies to promote less visited places and mobility services adapted to tourists’ needs, resulting in a positive impact on the city’s economy and the overall enjoyment of the city for tourists. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

2023

START: Sustainable transport awareness recommendation tool

Autores
Ferreira, MC; Dias, TG;

Publicação
Transportation Research Procedia

Abstract
Sustainable mobility has become one of the most pressing issues in modern society. The need to raise awareness of climate change, combined with the overcrowding of metropolitan and urban areas, has produced a situation that requires an urgent solution. Some earlier approaches dealt primarily with transport-related issues, while some conceptual models attempted to increase the appeal of public transport by linking the services provided by public transport operators to a variety of city services. A practical and empirical answer, on the other hand, has not yet been given. This research addrebes these issues by taking a holistic approach and presenting a personalized recommendation system based on users' everyday activities as well as their mobility profiles. The crossing of both sources of information allows for a more user-centric experience, ensuring that the offers presented are adapted to the tastes of customers. The potential of such a system is proven using data from Porto, Portugal. Two types of data sources were used to obtain more accurate results: data from the automated fare collection system of the Porto Metropolitan Area, Portugal, and data from city services taken from Google Places. The fundamental idea behind tackling this problem is to encourage people to use public transport by providing them with incentives such as discounts, promotions and service offers to encourage them to use cleaner and more efficient modes of transport. © 2023 The Authors. Published by ELSEVIER B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0)

Teses
supervisionadas

2022

Implementing Lean and Agile Project Management in Low Maturity Technical Organizations

Autor
Egas Guimarães Marçal

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2022

Public Transport Timetable Synchronization using Optimization Techniques

Autor
Joana Maria Ferreira Alvura da Hora

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2022

A New Approach to Project Planning & Control – The Case of an IT Company

Autor
Maria Eduarda Valente Leal de Barros

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2022

Algoritmos de otimização quântica

Autor
Mafalda Francisco Ramôa da Costa Alves

Instituição
UM

2022

Deteção automática dos locais com maior índice de sinistralidade

Autor
TADEU TEIXEIRA GUIMARÃES JÚNIOR

Instituição
IPP-ISEP