Sunday, 25 August 2019

hermesHERMES. High Efficient and Realiable arrangeMEnts for CroSsmodal transport
Period: Enero 2010 - diciembre 2011
Financing entity: Comisión Europea 7º Programa
Programe: New mobility. Interconection of short- and long distances network roads.
Researchers: Andrés Monzón (PI), Cristina Valdés, María Eugenia López, Yang Wang
Status: Finished

Participating entities

Objectives

HERMES will be explicitly focused on enhancing cross-modal transport arrangements aiming at exploring and thus developing prototypes of new business models for interconnectivity. Therefore, this project will analyse the existing connections and will further evaluate the level of interconnectivity in the passenger terminals where short and long-distance transport networks cross and where fluidity between crossing networks should ensure the maintenance of the level of service when the passenger is transferred from one to the other.

Prototypes of business models are examples that represent core aspects of a business, including purpose, offerings, strategies, infrastructure, organisational structures, trading practices, and operational processes and policies.

The conceptual Figure 1 below represents the building blocks of a business model, and provides an illustration of the concept and how it should be structured. The objective of HERMES is the development and analysis of new mobility schemes and related organisational patterns at the interface and interconnection between long distance transport networks and local/regional transport networks of all modes. The aim of HERMES is to develop prototypes (i.e. examples) of suitable business models for intermodal or interconnecting services that will contribute to build sustainable mobility solutions.