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The Institute for Transport Planning and Systems focuses research and education on planning and maintaining transport systems with emphasis on societal, spatial, and logistical changes.


The IVT is part  of the Deptartment of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG) at ETH Zurich and is participating within the Network City and Landscape (NSL). The research groups are :

VPL - Transport Planning provides demand modelling for public and individual transport.

VS - Transport Systems cover supply and infrastructure level items such as network/supply design, production planning, infrastructure operations and design, safety, project management and infrastructure maintenance.

SVT - Traffic Engineering considers traffic engineering and traffic safety on the supply level.

On average, the IVT employs 45 persons in 40 job positions. Yearly expenses of about 6 milion Swiss francs are covered of 40% by external funds.

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