Tom Rye

Faculty of Logistics
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Tom is a Professor of Transport Policy at Molde, teaching transport and urban development, transport governance, and smart urban mobility.  His technical skills and research areas include parking management; making streetscape accessible for disabled people; transport policy development and appraisal, including comparisons of international best practice; Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning; scheme option generation and appraisal; mobility management, especially site-based mobility plans; concessionary public transport fares; public transport scheme development and appraisal; and transport training, education and programme and staff development.  He has a demonstrated ability to work successfully with senior government staff (at national, regional, local and transnational level), donors and civil society stakeholders including universities, as well as reasonably well-developed skills in training, developing and motivating staff.  .  

Tom has worked at a senior-ish level in academia for many years and has worked across Europe, including a two and a half year spell as a professor and cross-institutional national research centre director in Sweden, and now as a professor at Molde, as well as previously in the UK.  He contributed to the writing of the first EU Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Guidelines and also produced two new practitioner briefings that complement EU SUMP Guidelines.  He has carried out research and consultancy projects over many years for the UK and Scottish governments, local governments, Swedish funding councils, the European Commission, the World Bank and private sector clients.

See CV for full details of projects and publications.  Molde's CRISTIN system lists my publications since 2018.  If the CV seems to be out of date and you are really interested to find out what I've been up to lately, just drop me an email.

Tags: transport, Transport demand, Logistics


  • Hansson, Lisa; Rye, Tom & Sørensen, Claus Hedegaard (2022). The role of meta-governance in public transport systems : a comparison of major urban regions in Denmark and England. Transport Policy. ISSN 0967-070X.
  • Mladenovič, Luka; Plevnik, Aljaž & Rye, Tom (2022). Implementing national support programmes for sustainable urban mobility plans in a multilevel governance context. Case Studies on Transport Policy. ISSN 2213-624X. 10(3), p. 1686–1694. doi: 10.1016/j.cstp.2022.06.007.
  • Hrelja, Robert; Olsson, Lina; Pettersson-Löfstedt, Fredrik & Rye, Tom (2022). Challenges of delivering TOD in low-density contexts: the Swedish experience of barriers and enablers. European Transport Research Review. ISSN 1867-0717. 14(1), p. 1–11. doi: 10.1186/s12544-022-00546-1.
  • Hrelja, Robert & Rye, Tom (2022). Decreasing the share of travel by car : strategies for implementing ‘push’ or ‘pull’ measures in a traditionally car-centric transport and land use planning. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. ISSN 1556-8318. doi: 10.1080/15568318.2022.2051098.
  • Villa i Aguilar, Xavier; Rye, Tom; Cowie, Jonathan & McTigue, Clare (2022). Bus franchising in English and Scottish regions : viable solution or unfeasible instrument? Transport Policy. ISSN 0967-070X. 120(May), p. 1–10. doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2022.02.011.
  • Rye, Tom; Hrelja, Robert; Monios, Jason & McTigue, Clare (2021). Partnership or franchising to improve bus services in two major English urban regions? : an institutional analysis. Transport Policy. ISSN 0967-070X. 114(December), p. 59–67. doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.09.001.
  • D’Almeida, Léa; Rye, Tom & Pomponi, Francesco (2021). Emissions assessment of bike sharing schemes: the case of Just Eat Cycles in Edinburgh, UK. Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS). ISSN 2210-6707. 71(August), p. 1–9. doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103012.
  • Vujadinović, Radoje; Jovanović, Jelena Šaković; Plevnik, Aljaž; Mladenovič, Luka & Rye, Tom (2021). Key challenges in the status analysis for the sustainable urban mobility plan in Podgorica, Montenegro. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 13(3), p. 1–28. doi: 10.3390/su13031037.
  • Rye, Tom (2020). Paradigm shift. In Curtis, Carey (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainable Transport. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 9781789900477. p. 5–13.
  • Rye, Tom & Hrelja, Robert (2020). Policies for reducing car traffic and their problematisation : lessons from the mobility strategies of British, Dutch, German and Swedish cities . Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 12(19), p. 1–26. doi: 10.3390/su12198170.
  • McTigue, Clare; Monios, Jason & Rye, Tom (2020). The principal-agent problem in contracting public transport provision to private operators : a case study of the UK Quality Contract Scheme. Utilities Policy. ISSN 0957-1787. 67(December), p. 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.jup.2020.101131.
  • Mohamed, Mohamed Jama; Rye, Tom & Fonzone, Achille (2020). UberPOOL services : approaches from transport operators and policymakers in London. Transportation Research Procedia. ISSN 2352-1465. 48, p. 2597–2607. doi: 10.1016/j.trpro.2020.08.251.
  • Rye, Tom (2020). Parking enforcement activity and public attitudes to enforcement : a review of the current literature, some empirical observations and an agenda for further research. In Albalate, Daniel & Gragera, Albert (Ed.), Parking regulation and management : the emerging tool for a sustainable city. Routledge. ISSN 9780429278846. p. 75–89.
  • Mohamed, Mohamed Jama; Rye, Tom & Fonzone, Achille (2020). The utilisation and user characteristics of Uber services in London. Transportation planning and technology (Print). ISSN 0308-1060. 43(4), p. 424–441. doi: 10.1080/03081060.2020.1747205.
  • McTigue, Clare; Rye, Tom & Monios, Jason (2020). Identifying barriers to implementation of local transport policy : lessons learned from case studies on bus policy implementation in Great Britain. Transport Policy. ISSN 0967-070X. 91(June), p. 16–25. doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2020.03.002.
  • Fountas, Grigorios; Fonzone, Achille; Gharavi, Niaz & Rye, Tom (2020). The joint effect of weather and lighting conditions on injury severities of single-vehicle accidents. Analytic Methods in Accident Research. ISSN 2213-6657. 27(September), p. 1–19. doi: 10.1016/j.amar.2020.100124.
  • Rye, Tom & Wretstrand, Anders (2019). Swedish and Scottish national transport policy and spend : a social equity analysis. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 11(7), p. 1–16. doi: 10.3390/su11071894.
  • Akgün, Emine Zehra; Monios, Jason; Rye, Tom & Fonzone, Achille (2019). Influences on urban freight transport policy choice by local authorities. Transport Policy. ISSN 0967-070X. 75(March), p. 88–98. doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2019.01.009.
  • Mohamed, Mohamed Jama; Rye, Tom & Fonzone, Achille (2019). Operational and policy implications of ridesourcing services : a case of Uber in London, UK. Case Studies on Transport Policy. ISSN 2213-624X. 7(4), p. 823–836. doi: 10.1016/j.cstp.2019.07.013.
  • Tischer, Vinicius; Fountas, Grigorios; Polette, Marcus & Rye, Tom (2019). Environmental and economic assessment of traffic-related air pollution using aggregate spatial information : a case study of Balneário Camboriú, Brazil. Journal of Transport and Health. ISSN 2214-1405. 14(September), p. 1–21. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2019.100592.

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  • Plevnik, Aljaž & Rye, Tom (2021). Cross-border transport and mobility in the EU : issues and state of the art. Edizioni Ca’ Foscari. ISBN 978-88-6969-546-9. 360 p.

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  • Hudoklin, Andraž; Mladenovič, Luka; Balant, Mojca & Rye, Tom (2021). Effective measures in Sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs): Analysis of 10 (successful) European cities. Put i saobraćaj. ISSN 2406-1557. 67(4), p. 21–24. doi: 10.31075/PIS.67.04.04.
  • Lanzini, Pietro; Rye, Tom & Stocchetti, Andrea (2021). A SUMP perspective for cross-border mobility planning. In Plevnik, Aljaž & Rye, Tom (Ed.), Cross-border transport and mobility in the EU : issues and state of the art. Edizioni Ca’ Foscari. ISSN 978-88-6969-546-9. p. 53–63. doi: 10.30687/978-88-6969-546-9/005.
  • Sørensen, Claus Hedegaard; Hansson, Lisa & Rye, Tom (2021). Medborgarnas roll i transportpolitiken och i omställningen mot ett hållbart transportsystem, På väg mot hållbar omställning? : kunskap, makt och mening i nationell transportplanering. Linnefors förlag. ISSN 978-91-88651-12-9. p. 114–122.
  • Pomponi, Francesco; D’Amico, Bernardino & Rye, Tom (2019). Who is (likely) peer-reviewing your papers? : a partial insight into the world’s top reviewers. Publications. ISSN 2304-6775. 7(1), p. 1–7. doi: 10.3390/publications7010015.

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