The research project IPTOP aims at developing new methods for planning, designing, controlling and optimising Danish public transport systems. The benefits for the passengers are short travelling time and better service. Aditionally the transport operators will gain economically. All together the expectations are to gain substantial societal and economic benefits compared to the overall investment.

IPTOP focuses on use of the recent advances in the field of analytics (databases, analysis tools) and new traveller data sources (due to new fare collection technologies). These advances provide an
opportunity for a completely fresh and new application of mathematical optimisation at a very large scale.

The project is funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark for a period of 5 years from 2015-2019.