Engineering and the Environment

Nick Hounsell

MSc PhD CEng MICE MIHT

Primary position:
Professor of Highways and Traffic

Background

The University of Southampton

Professor Hounsell is currently the Head of the Transportation Research Group and has over 30 years experience of research into traffic engineering, urban traffic management and control, road network modelling and public transport operations using Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications. He has managed a Rolling Programme of research for Transport for London into UTC and bus priority operations for some 15 years, and led a number of projects in this area funded by the European Commission. He is the Coordinator of the MSc Programme in Transportation Planning and Engineering, which has also been offered in Beijing, China and is involved in a number of educational networks in Europe funded under EC programmes including TEMPUS and Leonardo da Vinci. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and recent Chairman of the Transport Group of ICE South.

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Publications

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Article

Hounsell, Nicholas Brian and Yap, Yok Hoe (2013) Hook turns as a solution to the right-turning traffic problem. Transportation Science, n/a, 1-12. (doi:10.1287/trsc.2013.0482).
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P. and Wong, Alan (2012) Data management and applications in a world-leading bus fleet. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 22, 76-87. (doi:10.1016/j.trc.2011.12.005).
Hounsell, N.B. and Shrestha, B.P. (2012) A new approach for co-operative bus priority at traffic signals. [in special issue: Emergent Cooperative Technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems] IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems , 13, (1), 6-14. (doi:10.1109/TITS.2011.2172869).
Zhang, Jing, Hounsell, Nick and Shrestha, Birendra (2012) Calibration of bus parameters in microsimulation traffic modelling. Transportation Planning and Technology, 35, (1), 104-117. (doi:10.1080/03081060.2012.635431).
Polyviou, Polyvious, Hounsell, N.B. and Shrestha, B.P. (2012) Modelling incidents for dynamic bus fleet management purposes: a UK perspective. Transportation Planning and Technology, 35, (1), 49-67. (doi:10.1080/03081060.2012.635416).
Piao, Jinan, McDonald, Mike and Hounsell, Nick (2012) Cooperative vehicle-infrastructure systems for improving driver information services: an analysis of COOPERS test results. Journal of IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 6, (1), 9-17. (doi:10.1049/iet-its.2010.0169).
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P. and Piao, J. (2011) Enhancing park and ride with access control: a case study of Southampton. Transport Policy, 18, (1), 194-203. (doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.08.002).
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P., Piao, J. and McDonald, M. (2009) Review of urban traffic management and the impacts of new vehicle technologies. Institution of Engineering & Technology, Intelligent Transport Systems, 3, (4), 419-428. (doi:10.1049/iet-its.2009.0046).
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P., Head, J.R., Palmer, S. and Bowen, T. (2008) The way ahead for London’s bus priority at traffic signals. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 2, (3), 193-200. (doi:10.1049/iet-its:20070060).
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P., McLeod, F.N., Palmer, S., Bowen, T. and Head, J.R. (2007) Using global positioning system for bus priority in London: traffic signals close to bus stops. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 1, (2), 131-137. (doi:10.1049/iet-its:20060059).
Schoon, J.G. and Hounsell, N.B. (2006) Access and mobility design policy for disabled pedestrians at road crossings: exploration of issues. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1956, 76-85. (doi:10.3141/1956-10).
Bullas, J.C. and Hounsell, N.B. (2006) "Slippery when dry?" - low dry friction and binder-rich road surfaces. The Journal of the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators, 15, (3), 67-81.
Hounsell, N.B. and Shrestha, B.P. (2005) AVL based bus priority at traffic signals: a review of architectures and case study. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 5, (1), 13-29.
Wall, G.T. and Hounsell, N.B. (2005) Microscopic modelling of motorway diverges. European Journal of Transportation Infrastructure Research, 5, (3), 139-158.
Crockett, Jonathan and Hounsell, Nick (2005) The role of the travel factor convenience in rail travel and a framework for its assessment. Transport Reviews, 25, (5), 535-555. (doi:10.1080/01441640500064389).
Wall, G.T. and Hounsell, N.B. (2004) A critical review of the standards and design processes for motorway diverges in the UK. European Journal of Transportation Infrastructure Research, 4, (2), 211-229.
Hounsell, N.B. (2004) Keeping buses moving: role of intelligent transport systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, 157, (1), 55-60. (doi:10.1680/muen.157.1.55.36602).
Waterson, B.J., Rajbhandari, B. and Hounsell, N.B. (2003) Simulating the impacts of strong bus priority measures. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 129, (6), 642-647. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2003)129:6(642)).
Wu, J. and Hounsell, N.B. (2003) Analysis of traffic at pre-signalised intersections: part 1. Journal of Transportation Engineering and Information Technology, 1, (1), 37-40.
McLeod, F. N. and Hounsell, N. B. (2003) Bus priority at traffic signals- evaluating strategy options. Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 6, No. 3, Centre for Urban Transportation Research, US, 2003, pp1-14., 6, (3), 1-14.
Chatterjee, K., Hounsell, N.B., Firmin, P.E. and Bonsall, P.W. (2002) Driver response to variable message sign information in London. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 10, (2), 149-169. (doi:10.1016/S0968-090X(01)00008-0).
Hounsell, Nick and Wall, Graham (2002) New intelligent transport system applications in Europe to improve bus services. Transportation Research Record, 1791, 85-91. (doi:10.3141/1791-13).
Waterson, B.J., Hounsell, N.B. and Chatterjee, K. (2001) Quantifying the potential savings in travel time resulting from parking guidance systems - a simulation case study. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 52, (10), 1067-1077. (doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601207).
Hounsell, N. B. and McDonald, M. (2001) Urban network traffic control. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 215, (4), 325-334. (doi:10.1243/0959651011541157).
Wu, Jianping and Hounsell, Nick (1998) Bus priority using pre-signals. Transportation Research Part A., 32, (8), 563-583. (doi:10.1016/S0965-8564(98)00008-1 ).
Corby, N. and Hounsell, N.B. (1998) FLARE: A programme for estimating the usage of under-utilised flares at traffic signal junctions. Traffic Engineering and Control, 40, (1), 9-14.
Hounsell, N. and McLeod, F. (1998) Automatic vehicle location: implementation, application and benefits in the United Kingdom. Transportation Research Record, 1618, 155-162. (doi:10.3141/1618-19).
Hounsell, Nick B. and Ishtiaq, Saeed (1997) Journey time forecasting for dynamic route guidance systems in incident conditions. International Journal of Forecasting, 13, (1), 33-42. (doi:10.1016/S0169-2070(96)00698-X).
Wu, Jianping, McDonald, Mike and Hounsell, Nick (1997) Characteristics of light rail travel time: examples from France. Journal of Public Transportation, 1, (2), 73-92.
Hounsell, N.B., Bretherton, R.D., Landles, J. and Gardener, K. (1996) INCOME: integration of traffic control with other measures. IEE Colloquium on Transport Telematics in the Fourth Framework (Digest No: 1996/070) , 10/1-10/4. (doi:10.1049/ic:19960474).
Hounsell, N.B., White, J.K. and Taylor, S. (1994) CONTRAM - A computer suite for modelling road congestion. Traffic Technology International, 106-111.
Hounsell, N. (1993) Universities Transport Study Group (Silver Jubilee Conference Report). Traffic Engineering and Control, 34, (3), 145-147.
Hislop, A., McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N.B. (1991) The application of parallel processing to traffic assignment for use with route guidance. Traffic Engineering and Control, 32, (11), 510-515.
Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Hislop, A. (1991) The apllication of parallel processing techniques to traffic assignment for use with route guidance. Traffic Engineering and Control, 32, (11), 510-515.
Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N. and Burton, G. (1990) SCOOT : a traffic database. Third International Conference on Road Traffic Control, 1990
Kimber, R.M., McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N.B. (1985) Passenger car units in saturation flows: concept, definition, derivation. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 19, (1), 39-61. (doi:10.1016/0191-2615(85)90028-1).

Book

Salter, R.J. and Hounsell, N. B. (1996) Highway Traffic Analysis and Design, Basingstoke, GB, Palgrave Macmillan, 400pp.

Book Section

Papageorgiou, M., Ben-Akiva, M., Bottom, J., Bovy, P.H.L., Hoogendoorn, S.P., Hounsell, N.B., Kotsialos, A. and McDonald, M. (2006) ITS and traffic managaement. In, Barnhart, Cynthia and Laporte, Gilbert (eds.) Handbooks in Operations Research & Management Science: Transportation. Oxford, UK, Elsevier, 715-774.
Hounsell, N. B. and Sirivadidurage, S.S.P (2005) Queue relocation using pre-signals for bus priority: an analytical approach to evaluate isolated pre-signals. In, Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC. 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board , Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science.
McLeod, F.N., Hounsell, N.B. and Rajbhandari, B. (2004) Improving traffic signal control for pedestrians. In, 12th IEE International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control (RTIC 2004). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Road Transportation Information and Control, London, April 2004. , IEEE, 268-277.
Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N. and Shrestha, B.P. (2004) Bus priority at traffic signals: investigating the options. In, Proceedings of the 12th IEE International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control 2004 (RTIC 2004). 12th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, London, April 2004. Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 287-294.
Wu, J., McLeod, F.N. and Hounsell, N.B. (2001) A simulation model of signal controlled pedestrian crossings. In, Proceedings of 15th European Simulation Multiconference (ESM'2001). 15th European Simulation Multiconference (ESM'2001) , Springer-Verlag Germany, 971-975.
Hounsell, N.B. (2000) Improving bus operations using ITS. In, Wang, Kelvin C.P., Xiao, Guiping and Ji, Jialun (eds.) Traffic and Transportation Studies (2000) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Transportation and Traffic Studies. ICTIS 2000 New York, US, American Society of Civil Engineers, 133. (doi:10.1061/40503(277)133).
Chatterjee, K., Hounsell, N. B., Waterson, B. J., Firmin, P.E and Bonsall, P.W (2000) Evaluation of the London driver information system: results from the CLEOPATRA study. In, Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control. 10th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 22-26. (doi:10.1049/cp:20000097 ).
Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N., Gardener, K., Head, J.R. and Cook, D. (2000) Headway-based bus priority in London using AVL: First results. In, Tenth International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, 2000. London, GB, IEEE, 218-222. (doi:10.1049/cp:20000136 ).
Hounsell, N.B. and McLeod, F.N. (1999) AVL and bus priority : The London system. In, Meersman, Hilde, Voorde, E. van de and Winkelmans, Willy (eds.) World Transport Research. 8th World Conference on Transport Research , Pergamon, 279-292.
Chatterjee, K. and Hounsell, N. B. (1999) Modelling driver response to variable message signs with RGCONTRAM. In, Meersman, Hilde, Van de Voorde, Eddy and Winkelmans, Willy (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Transportation Research. 8th World Conference on Transportation Research Oxford, GB, Elsevier, 597-610.
Wu, J. and Hounsell, N.B. (1998) The benefits and disbenefits of traffic in pre-signalised intersections. In, Proceedings of the 3rd IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Transport Planning and Control, Cardiff, 1-3 April 1998. Amsterdam, NL, Pergamon, 89-98.
Jianping, Wu., Hounsell, Nick, McDonald, Mick and Chan, S. (1998) LRT priority at congested intersections: case study of Hong Kong LRT. In, Yang, Zhaoxia, Wang, Kelvin C.P. and Mao, Baohua (eds.) Traffic and Transportation Studies (1998) Proceedings of ICTTS ’98, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, July 27-29, 1998. Reston, US, American Society of Civil Engineers, 119-128.
Hounsell, N., Landles, J., Bretherton, R.D. and Gardener, K. (1998) Intelligent systems for priority at traffic signals in London: the INCOME project. In, 9th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, 1998 (Conf. Publ. No. 454). Washington, GB, IEEE, 90-94. (doi:10.1049/cp:19980161).
Hounsell, N.B., Chatterjee, K., Bonsall, P.W and Firmin, P.E (1998) Variable message signs in London: evaluation in CLEOPATRA. In, 9th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control, 1998. New York, US, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 90-94. (doi:10.1049/cp:19980186).
Hounsell, N., Landles, J., Bretherton, R. and Gardener, K. (1998) Intelligent systems for priority at traffic signals in London: the INCOME project. In, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control. 9th International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control Piscataway, United States, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 90-94. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference Publication, 454). (doi:10.1049/cp:19980161 ).
Hounsell, N.B., Gardener, K., Cook, D. and Bowen, G.T. (1997) SPRINT: Active bus priority in fixed time UTC London. In, Traffic Management and Road Safety : Proceedings of Seminars K and L held at the European Transport Forum Annual Meeting, Brunel University, England, 1-5 September 1997. London, GB, Planning and Transport Research and Computation, 75-86. (PTRC, P419).
Hounsell, N.B. and Stevens, P. (1997) Simulation modellig of route guidance control strategies. In, Nwagboso, Christopher O. (ed.) Advanced Vehicle and Infrastructure Systems: Computer Applications, Control and Automation. Oxford, GB, John Wiley & Sons.
Hounsell, N.B. and Wu, J. (1996) Transport priority in real-time traffic control sysems. In, Stephanedes, Yorgos J. and Filippi, Francesco (eds.) Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering. Fourth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering Reston, US, American Society of Civil Engineers.
Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N., Bretherton, R.D. and Bowen, R.D. (1996) PROMPT: Field trial and simulation results of bus priority in SCOOT. In, Eighth International Conference on Road Traffic Monitoring and Control, London, UK, 23-25 April 1996. Stevenage, GB, Institution of Engineering and Technology, 95-99. (IET Conference Publications , CP422). (doi:10.1049/cp:19960297 ).
Hounsell, N. B., McDonald, M., Lyons, G.D., Williams, B., Cheese, J. and Radia, B. (1996) Urban traffic management: the feasibility of shorter term congestion forecasting using artificial neural networks. In, Proceedings of the 24th European Transport Forum: Transport Policy and its Implementation. PTRC , European Transport Forum.
Hounsell, N.B., Farges, J.L., Fox, K., Friedrich, B. and Di Taranto, C. (1996) Public transport priority at traffic signals: Results of European collaborative study. In, Intelligent Transportation: Realizing the Future. Proceedings of the Third Annual World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 14-18 October 1996, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA. Washington, US, Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Njoze, S.R. (1995) Strategies for route guidance systems taking account of driver response. In, Vehicle Navigation and Information Systems Conference, 1995. Proceedings. In conjunction with the Pacific Rim TransTech Conference. 6th International VNIS. 'A Ride into the Future'. , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 328-333. (doi:10.1109/VNIS.1995.518857).
Hounsell, N.B. and Wu, J. (1995) Public transport priority in real time traffic control systems. In, Stephanedes, Yorgos J. and Francesco, Filippi (eds.) Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering (1995) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, Capri, Italy, June 27-30, 1995. New York, US, American Society of Civil Engineering, 71-75.
Hounsell, N.B. (1995) Public transport priority at traffic signals: New developments in Europe. In, Proceedings of the International Conference on Application of New Technology to Transport Systems, May 1995, Melbourne, Australia. International Conference on application of New Technology to Transport Systems Melbourne, AU, ITS Australia, 145-149.
Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Njoze, S.R. (1995) The evolution and evaluation of dynamic route guidance systems. In, Proceedings of the International Conference on Application of New Technology to Transport Systems, May 1995, Melbourne, Australia. Port Melbourne, AU, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia, 161-175.
Hounsell, N.B. and Bonsall, P.W. (1994) Modelling drivers route choice behaviour in the context of route guidance and informations systems. In, Towards an Intelligent Transport System : Proceedings of the First World Congress on Applications of Transport Telematics and Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems, November 30 - 3 December 1994, Paris. Boston, US, Artech House, 508-515. (Artech House Mobile Communications Series).
Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Barnard, S.R. (1994) Capacity and flow breakdown on U.K. motorways. In, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Highway Capacity. Victoria, State of, AU, ARRB Group, 277-294.
Hounsell, N.B. and Burton, G. (1993) PROMPT-priority and informatics in public transport. In, Public transport planning and operations : Proceedings of seminar H held at the PTRC Transport, Highways and Planning summer annual meeting, University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, England, from 13-17 September 1993. London, GB, Planning and Transport, Research and Computation, Education and Research Services , 197-208. (PTRC summer annual meeting, P370).
Burton, R. and Hounsell, N. (1993) Bus priority and UTC systems: The PROMPT project. In, Proceedings of the IEEE-IEE Vehicle Navigation and Information Systems Conference, 1993. New York, US, IEEE, 602. (doi:10.1109/VNIS.1993.585705).
Hounsell, N. B., McDonald, M. and Njoze, S.R. (1993) Dynamic route guidance and traffic incidents. In, Proceedings of 26th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation (ISATA). Dedicated Conference on Road and Vehicle Safety, held Aachen, Germany, 13-17 September 1993. Surrey, County of, GB, Automotive Automotion Limited, 67-73.
McLeod, F.N., Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1992) Dynamic route guidance: Aspects of optimisation. In, Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing Traffic and Transportation, Amsterdam, 12-15 April. I Aachen, DE, Bureau Goudappel en Coffeng, 317-326.
Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N. and McDonald, M. (1992) Dynamic route guidance: Some aspects of optimisation. In, World Conference on Transport Research (6th : 1992 : Lyon, France). Selected proceedings of the Sixth World Conference on Transport Research. France, Shirat, 2503-2513.
Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Lambert, B. (1992) The intergration of SCOOT and dynamic route guidance. In, Sixth International Conference on Road Traffic Monitoring and Control, Session 10, London, 28-30 April 1992. London, GB, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 168-172. (IEE Conference Publication, 355).
Hounsell, N.B., Njoze, S.R. and McDonald, M. (1992) Modelling the dynamics of route guidance. In, The 3rd International Conference on: Vehicle Navigation and Information Systems, 1992. VNIS. New York, US, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, 127-134. (doi:10.1109/VNIS.1992.639944 ).
Hounsell, N.B. (1991) Modelling of traffic growth in congested urban networks. In, Planning and Transport Research and Computation. European Transport, Highways and Planning Nineteenth Summer Annual Meeting Sussex, US, PTRC, 229-240.
Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Breheret, L. (1991) The modelling of dynamic route guidance. In, Advanced Telematics in Road Transport: Proceedings of the Drive Conference, Brussels, February 4-6, 1991. Oxford, GB, Elsevier Science, 89-98.
Hounsell, N.B. (1990) Bus priority: Techniques and evaluation. In, Proceedings of the PTRC European transport and planning 18th summer annual meeting, University of Sussex, September 10-14, 1990. London, GB, PTRC Education and Research Services , 61-66.
Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1989) SCOOT data and route guidance. In, Second International Conference on Road Traffic Monitoring. London, GB, IEEE, 191-194.
Hounsell, N.B. and Rohr, P.W.H. (1988) Predicting the benefit of signal co-ordination. In, Transport planning methods: proceedings of Seminar D held at the PTRC transport and planning summer annual meeting, University of Bath, England, from 12-16 September 1988. London, GB, PTRC Education and Research Services, 31-40.
McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N.B. (1986) Variability of traffic flow parameters at traffic signals. In, Second International Conference on Road Traffic Control: 15-18 April 1986. Stevenage, GB, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 106-113. (IEE conference publication, 260).
McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N.B. (1986) Traffic signal design and capacity. In, Sino-British Highways and Urban Traffic Conference, 17-22 November 1986, Beijing. London, GB, Institution of Highways and Transportation, 471-482.
Hounsell, N. B. and McDonald, M. (1985) Route guidance for drivers on on-Line signal controlled networks. In, Colloquium on Vehicle Route Guidance (Digest No.11). London, GB, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 611-613.
Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1985) Route guidance. In, Economic development: proceedings of Seminar B held at the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, England, from 15-18 July 1985. London, GB, Planning and Transport Research and Computation, 33-43.

Conference or Workshop Item

Wong, Alan and Hounsell, Nick (2012) Automating bus stop dwell times measurements using London’s iBus: exploiting the data from vehicle location systems. In, 19th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Wien, AT, 22 - 26 Oct 2012.
Box, Simon, Waterson, Ben and Hounsell, Nick (2010) A machine learning approach to signalised junction control. 11th annual S-Paramics User Group Meeting and Conference , Birmingham, GB,
Wong, Alan and Hounsell, Nick (2010) Using the iBus System to provide improved public transport information and applications for London. In, Selected Proceedings of 12th World Conference on Transport Research Society, Lisbon, PT, 11 - 15 Jul 2010.
Zhang, J. and Hounsell, N.B. (2010) A comparison study on environmental impacts caused by bus signal priority strategies. In, 42nd Annual Conference of the Universities' Transport Study Group, Plymouth, UK, 05 - 07 Jan 2010.
D'Souza, Chris and Hounsell, Nick (2009) London’s bus priority at traffic signals in a worldwide context. In, Polis Conference 2009, Brussels, Belgium, 10 - 11 Dec 2009.
Hounsell, N.B. and Shrestha, B.P. (2009) A new strategy for differential bus priority at traffic signals for high frequency services. In, 16th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Stockholmsmassan, Sweden, 21 - 25 Sep 2009.
Hounsell, N. B. (2009) Traffic management challenges. In, Universities' Transport Study Group 41st Annual Conference, London, UK, 05 - 07 Jan 2009.
Hounsell, N. B., Shrestha, B. P., Palmer, S., Bowen, T. and D'Souza, C. (2008) Differential priority for London's buses at traffic signals using iBUS. In, 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, New York, USA, 16 - 20 Nov 2008.
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P., Palmer, S., Bowen, T. and D'Souza, C. (2008) New strategy options for bus priority at traffic signals in London. In, European Transport Conference 2008, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, Oct 2008. ETC Proceedings.
Hounsell, N.B. and Shrestha, B.P. (2008) Investigating issues of differential bus priority for high frequency services. In, 40th Annual Meeting of the Universities' Transport Study Group, Southampton, UK, 03 - 05 Jan 2008.
Bretherton, R.D., Gibson, H., Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P. and D'Souza, C. (2008) Recent developments of SCOOT bus priority in London. In, 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, New York, US, 16 - 20 Nov 2008.
Hounsell, N. B., Shrestha, B. P., Bretherton, R. D., Bowen, T. and D'Souza, C. (2008) Exploring priority strategies at traffic signals for London's iBUS. In, 7th European Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Geneva, Switzerland, 04 - 06 Jun 2008.
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P., Head, J.R., Palmer, S. and Bowen, T. (2007) The way ahead for London’s bus priority at traffic signals. In, 14th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Beijing, China, 09 - 13 Oct 2007.
Hounsell, N.B. and Shrestha, B.P. (2007) Implementing differential bus priority for timetabled service. In, European Transport Conference 2007, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 17 - 19 Oct 2007.
Bowen, T., Head, J.R., Hounsell, N. B., Palmer, S, and Shrestha, B. P. (2007) Expanding the boundaries of bus priority at traffic signals in London. In, 6th European Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Aalborg, Denmark, 04 - 06 Jun 2007.
Hounsell, N.B., Cherrett, T.J. and Sirivadidurage, S.S.P (2007) Evaluating bus priority and queue relocation techniques of presignals. In, 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 21 - 25 Jan 2007.
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P. and McLeod, F.N. (2006) Using GPS for bus priority in London: Traffic signals close to bus stops. In, 13th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, London, UK, 08 - 12 Oct 2006.
Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P. and McLeod, F.N. (2006) Selective Vehicle Detection (SVD) - Bus Priority and GPS Technology. In, European Transport Conference, Strasbourg, France, 03 - 05 Oct 2005.
Cherrett, T.J., Waterson, B.J. and Hounsell, N.B. (2006) Running a Satellite MSc programme in China: experiences of teaching from the first year joint MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering programme between the University of Southampton and the Beijing Jiaotong University. In, The International learner: Enhancing the Student Experience conference, Southampton, UK, Sep 2006.
Schoon, J.G. and Hounsell, N. (2005) Observation-reaction times of wheelchair users - a comparison with non-disabled users. In, 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, Jan 2005.
Shrestha, B.P., Hounsell, N.B. and McLeod, F.N. (2004) Simulating advanced bus priority strategies at traffic signals. In, 10th World Congress for Transport Research, Istanbul, Turkey, 04 - 08 Jul 2004.
McLeod, F. N. and Hounsell, N. B. (2003) Results from the PRISCILLA Bus Priority Project. In, 10th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Madrid, Spain, 16 - 20 Nov 2003.
Hounsell, N.B., Gardener, K. and Cook, D. (2002) Intelligent bus priority in London: progress on large-scale implementation. In, 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Chicago, USA, 14 - 17 Oct 2002.
McLeod, F.N. and Hounsell, N.B. (2001) Headway-based bus priority at traffic signals: The London System. In, Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Transport Research, Seoul, South Korea, 22 - 27 Jul 2001. 2500pp.
McLeod, F.N., Hounsell, N.B. and Rajhhandari, B. (2001) Improved traffic signal control for pedestrians. In, Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Transport Research,, Seoul, South Korea, 22 - 27 Jul 2001.
Hounsell, N. B., Landles, J., Bretherton, R.D. and Gardener, K. (2000) Intelligent bus priority in London: Towards large scale implementation. In, 7th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Turin, Italy,
Hounsell, N. B. (2000) Improving urban bus operations: recent experience in the United Kingdom: urban transportation and environment. In, Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world International Conference, CODATU IX, Mexico City, MX, , 263-8.
Chatterjee, K. and Hounsell, N. B. (1999) Evaluation of the London driver information system in the CLEOPATRA project. In, 6th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Toronto, CA,
Hounsell, N.B., Landles, J., Bretherton, R.D. and Gardener, K. (1999) Intelligent bus priority in London: Evaluation and exploitation in INCOME. In, 6th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Toronto, CA,
Waterson, B.J., Chatterjee, K. and Hounsell, N.B. (1999) Simulating the effectiveness of parking guidance systems. In, 41st Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society, Edinburgh, GB,
Hounsell, N.B. (1999) Using ITS to improve bus operatoins: Examples and opportunities. In, 27th European Transport Conference, Cambridge, GB,
Hounsell, N.B. (1998) Advanced bus priority and traffic management. In, European Commission supported Conference on Innovation in Urban Transport, 25 - 27 Nov 1998.
Hounsell, N.B., Landles, J., Bretherton, R.D. and Gardener, K. (1998) Intergrated traffic control and bus priority systems in London: Results from the INCOME project. In, 5th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 12 - 16 Oct 1998. Seoul, KR,
Hounsell, N.B., Alexander, M. and Riley, K. (1998) Enhanced bus priority using signals-the INCOME project. In, 26th European Transport Conference, Leicestershire, County of, GB, 14 - 18 Sep 1998.
Hounsell, N.B. and McLeod, F.N. (1998) AVL for real-time passenger information and bus priority in the U.K. In, Transportation Research Board 77th Annual Meeting, Washington, US, 11 - 15 Jan 1998.
Hounsell, N., Ishtiaq, S. and McLeod, F. (1997) Journey time prediction for bus priority at traffic signals. In, 8th IFAC Symposium on Transportation Systems, Chaniá, GR, 16 - 18 Jun 1997. , 911-916.
Hounsell, N.B., McLeod, F.N., Landles, J. and Gardener, K. (1996) Bus priority in London: Building on PROMPT. In, 3rd Annual World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 14 - 18 Oct 1996. Orlando, US,
Hounsell, N., Ishtiaq, S. and McLeod, F. (1996) Journey time prediction for bus priority at traffic signals. In, 24th European Transport Forum, London, GB, 02 - 06 Sep 1996.
Bretherton, R.D., Hounsell, N.B. and Radia, B. (1996) Public transport priority in SCOOT. In, 3rd Annual World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, United States, US, 14 - 18 Oct 1996.
Hounsell, B. and Landles, J. (1995) Public transport priority at traffic signals in London: Progress, performance and opportunities. In, Steps Forward. Second World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Yokohama, JP, 09 - 11 Nov 1995.
Hounsell, N.B. and Landles, J. (1995) Bus priority in SCOOT: Results of the PROMPT trials in London. In, 23rd European Transport Forum, Planning and Transport Research and Computation Summer Annual Meeting, Coventry, GB, 11 - 15 Sep 1995.
Wu, J., McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N. B. (1995) Dwell time models for light rail. In, Third Meeting of Euro Working Group on Transportation, Catalunya, ES, 27 - 29 Sep 1995. 7pp, 407-414.
Hounsell, N.B. and Ishtiaq, S. (1994) Journey time forecasting for dynamic route guidance systems. In, Second Drive II Workshop on short-term Traffic Forecasting,
Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Njoze, S.R. (1994) Route guidance modelling. In, International Conference on Advanced Technologies in Transportation and Traffic Management, Singapore, SG, 18 - 20 May 1994.
Hounsell, N.B. (1994) Bus priority at traffic signals: UK developments. In, International Conference on Advanced Technologies in Transportation and Traffic Management, Singapore, SG, 18 - 20 May 1994.
Hounsell, N.B. and Willumsen, L.G. (1994) Simple models of highway reliability-supply effects. In, Seventh International Conference on Travel Behaviour (IATRB-94), Valle Nevado, Chile,
McLeod, F.N., Hounsell, N.B. and Bain, R.S. (1993) Highway reliability supply effects. In, 21st Summer Annual Meeting of Planning and Transport Research and Computation, Manchester, GB, 13 - 17 Sep 1993.
Hounsell, N. B., Yamada, H., Oishi, R. and Emori, M. (1993) Comparative research about characteristics of freight distribution in Japan and U.K. In, Annual Conference of Japanese Society of Civil Engineers
Hounsell, N.B. (1993) Priority at traffic signals for public transport in London. In, Advanced Transport Telematics Conference, Coventry, GB,
Hounsell, N.B. and Stevenson, P. (1992) Simulation modelling of route guidance control strategies. In, ISATA International Conference on Road Transport Information-Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems, Florence, IT, 01 - 05 Jun 1992.
Hounsell, N.B. (1992) The use of signal calculation programs in the design process with particular reference to OSCADY. In, Planning and Transport Research and Computation Course on "Traffic Signal Design:Techniques and Programs", London, GB,
Hounsell, N.B., May, A.D., McDonald, M. and Van Vilet, D. (1992) Factors affecting the design of dynamic route guidance systems. In, Sixth International Conference on Road Traffic Monitoring and Control,Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, GB, 28 - 30 Apr 1992. 5pp, 158-162.
Hounsell, N.B., Ishtiaq, S. and McDonald, M. (1992) Short term forecasting of urban traffic congestion. In, 6th World Conference on Transport Research, Lyon, FR, 29 Jun - 03 Jul 1992.
Hounsell, N.B. (1991) Implementation of centralised systems for the control of traffic in real time. In, CONTRAFI, International Conference on the Problematic of Traffic in Metropolitan Areas, Oporto, Portugal,
Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1991) Recent developments in SCOOT. In, Seminar on Urban Traffic Control, Lisbon, PT,
McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N.B. (1991) The effects of an urban by-pass on the timing and disribution of journeys. In, Seminar on Future Road Transport Systems and Infrastructures in Urban Areas, OECD/Road Transport Research Programme, Chiba, JP, 04 - 06 Jun 1991.
Hounsell, N.B. (1991) OSCADY, TRANSYT and other signal calculation programs. In, Planning and Transport Research and Computation Course on Programs for Traffic Signal Design, Birmingham, GB,
Hounsell, N.B., McDonald, M. and Wong, C.F.S. (1988) Traffic incidents and route guidance in a SCOOT network. In, Planning and Transport Research and Computation Summer Annual Meeting, Bath, GB,
Hounsell, N.B., Carden, P.J. and Bretherton, R.D. (1987) SCOOT model accuracy. In, Planning and Transport Research and Computation Summer Annual Meeting, Bath, GB, 07 - 11 Sep 1987. , 111-126.
Hounsell, N.B. (1987) The evaluation of bus lanes. In, Universties Transport Studies Group Conference, Cardiff, GB,
Hounsell, N.B., Wong, C.F.S. and McDonald, M. (1987) The simulation of urban route guidance. In, Universities Transport Studies Group Conference, Cardiff, GB,
Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1987) The evaluation of bus lanes. In, Planning and Transport Research Synopsium on Bus Priority Systems,Imperial College, London, GB,
Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1986) Traffic signal design. In, 4th Pan-American Congress of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Santiago de Chile,
Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1986) The performance of a SCOOT system. In, Sino-British Highways and Urban Traffic Conference, Beijing, CN, 17 - 22 Nov 1986.
McDonald, M. and Hounsell, N.B. (1981) Delay at roundabouts. In, Planning and Transport Research and Computation Conference, Coventry, GB,

Monograph

Hounsell, N.B. (1992) An investigation of flow breakdown and merge capacity on motorways. Wokingham, GB, Transport Research Laboratory, 71pp.
Hounsell, N.B. (1991) Peak spreading and congestion: some preliminary analysis. Wokingham, GB, Transport Research Laboratory, 11pp.
Hounsell, N. and McDonald, M. (1990) ASTRID: Automatic SCOOT traffic information database. Wokingham, GB, Transport Research Laboratory, 60pp. (Contractors Report, 235).
Hounsell, N.B. (1989) Limits to traffic growth in congested urban networks. Wokingham, GB, Transport and Road Research Laboratory, 117pp. (Contractors Report 171).
Carden, P.J., Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1989) SCOOT model accuracy. Wokingham, GB, Transport Research Laboratory, 83pp. (Contractors Report CR153).
Hounsell, N.B. (1988) Bus stop siting at road junctions. Crowthorne, GB, Transport Research Laboratory (Contractor Report 89).
Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1988) Evaluation of bus lanes. Wokingham, GB, Transport Research Laboratory, 216pp. (Laboratory Contractors Report, 88).
Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1988) Bus priority by selective detection. Crowthorne, GB, Transport and Road Research Laboratory (Contractors Report, 88).
Kimber, R.M., Hounsell, N.B. and McDonald, M. (1986) The prediction of saturation flows for single road junctions controlled by traffic signals. Wokingham, GB, Transport Research Laboratory, 18pp.
McDonald, M., Hounsell, N.B. and Kimber, R.M. (1984) Geometric delay at non-signalised intersections. Berkshire, GB, Transport and Road Research Laboratory, 42pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

Road traffic management and control, public transport operations, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), new technologies and system/strategy development and evaluation.

Primary research group:  Transportation Group

Research projects

CityMobil2: Cities Demonstrating Cybernetic Mobility

GOAL: Growing Older - Staying Mobile

NEARCTIS: A Network of Excellence for Advanced Road Co-operative traffic management in the Information Society

TIDE – Transport Innovation Deployment in Europe

Traffic lights that learn

Responsibilities

Head of Transportation Research Group and
Coordinator of MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering

Teaching Responsibilities

CENV3060 HIGHWAY & TRAFFIC ENGINEERING Coordinator
CENV6044 RESEARCH PROJECT: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND ENGINEERING Coordinator
CENV6109 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING: TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT Coordinator
CENV6001 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: PRACTICE Coordinator
CENV6002 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Coordinator
CENV6003 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Coordinator

Contact

Professor Nick Hounsell
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 176/4059

Telephone: (023) 8059 3705
Facsimile: (023) 8059 3152
Email: N.B.Hounsell@soton.ac.uk