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TIL/T&P Masterclass presentation by Bernat Goni Ross on his MSc research and reporting tips. September 2012.

TIL/T&P Masterclass presentation by Bernat Goni Ross on his MSc research and reporting tips. September 2012.

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Cost-benefit analysis of RetBus (Goni Ross) Cost-benefit analysis of RetBus (Goni Ross) Presentation Transcript

  • WHO AM I?Bernat Goñi Ros• BSc Environmental Science, specialization in Urban Planning (Autonomous University of Barcelona)• Worked as urban planner in Barcelona for 3 years• MSc Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TU Delft)• PhD Researcher (TU Delft) • Driving behavior • Traffic modeling and simulation • Intelligent transport systems
  • MY MASTER THESIS Committee members Prof. dr. ir. Bart van Arem (TU Delft, CEG) Dr. ir. Rob van Nes (TU Delft, CEG) Dr. Hans van Ham (TU Delft, TPM) Dr. ir. Miquel Estrada (UPC Barcelona TECH) Final presentation date 21st June 2011
  • TRANSIT NETWORKS IN BARCELONA
  • THE RETBUS PROJECT Elements a) New BRT system - High frequency (1 service/3 min) - High speed (15 km/h) - Hybrid grid-radial network concept b) Changes to the existing bus network Objective Min [Transit User Costs + (Investment Costs + Operating Costs)] Implementation 2012-2015
  • RESEARCH QUESTIONS1) To what extent will the implementation of the RetBus project be socially beneficial and financially profitable?2) What modifications could be made to the RetBus project so as to improve its social and/or financial value?COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS Cost-Financial Cost-Benefit Analysis (FCBA)• Will the project result in sufficient financial returns to justify the costs incurred by the investors and operators? Cost-Social Cost-Benefit Analysis (SCBA)• Will the project produce an increase in social welfare?
  • TWO PROJECT ALTERNATIVESAlternative 1: TMB plan / Alternative 2: Cost-reduction plan
  • TRAVEL DEMAND FORECASTING MODEL
  • RESULTS:CBA
  • RESULTS: SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS (I)
  • RESULTS: SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS (II)
  • CONCLUSIONS
  • REPORT WRITING: MY EXPERIENCEPay attention to:1. Report structure2. Report presentation3. Writing process4. Yourself
  • REPORT STRUCTURE writing*a) Guidelines on report writing*b) Completeness 1. Title page 8. Research objectives 2. Acknowledgements 9. Methodology 3. Table of contents 10. Results 4. List of tables 11. Conclusions 5. List of figures 12. Recommendations 6. Summary 13. Bibliography 7. Introduction 14. Appendicesc) Qualityd) Balance * Example: www.canberra.edu.au/studyskills/writing
  • REPORT PRESENTATIONa) Facilitate the job to the reader.b) Explain a story, don’t present only facts.c) Keep it simple, but also complete and coherent.d) Leave out all the irrelevant information.e) Report formatting tools, e.g. LaTeX. Proof-f) Proof-reading.g) Language review.
  • WRITING PROCESSa) Write when the content is fresh in your mind.b) Start writing early. Make use of the meetings with your supervisors to write drafts of some parts of the report and getting them reviewed (e.g. intermediate meeting report). Get (parts of) the report reviewed by classmates, friends, etc.c) Keep track of the comments you receive from your supervisors.
  • YOURSELF (TonyTen Principles to Live by (Tony Schwartz, Harvard Business Review)1. Always challenge certainty, especially your own.2. Excellence is an unrelenting struggle.3. Emotions are contagious, so it pays to know what youre feeling.4. When in doubt, ask yourself, "How would I behave here at my best?"7. Accept yourself exactly as you are but never stop trying to learn and grow.9. You cant change what you dont notice and not noticing wont make it go away.10. When in doubt, take responsibility.