Department of Transportation Systems Research

The Department of Transportation Systems Research aims to improve the quality of life in Seoul by securing and improving citizens’ transportation rights. It endeavors to rationalize the transportation systems of Seoul by developing human-oriented, environmentally-friendly systems, strengthening the public transportation services particularly for the mobility disadvantaged, maximizing the operational efficiency of transportation facilities, and restructuring the transportation and logistics systems in order to make them more suitable for metropolitan life.

Research Areas

Public Transportation

  • Strengthening the function of urban railways, intra-city buses, and local buses
  • Establishing an integrated public transportation service

Roadway Planning and Maintenance

  • Establishing efficient road networks
  • Developing street furniture management systems

Transportation Operation

  • Establishing and managing intelligent transportation systems
  • Developing an intelligent road safety system

Travel Demand Management and Survey

  • Establishing travel demand management policies to reduce traffic congestion
  • Surveying national travel demand and developing a database
  • Establishing travel demand management goals

Transportation Systems Sustainability

  • Developing public transportation services for sustainable welfare
  • Establishing public transportation service strategies for mobility disadvantaged
  • Materializing an eco-friendly transportation system

Taxi and Urban Logistics

  • Revitalizing the taxi industry and improving taxi services
  • Reorganizing the metropolitan logistics system
  • Introducing a greener urban logistics system


Position Name Research Area Phone E-mail
Director/Research Fellow Wonho Kim Traffic Operation +82-2-2149-1131
Senior Research Fellow Soon-Gwan Kim Transportation Planning, Transportation Demand Analysis +82-2-2149-1095
Senior Research Fellow Hyuk Ryul Yun Transportation Planning, Public Transportation +82-2-2149-1111
Senior Research Fellow Kwang-Hoon Lee Transportation Engineering, Road Planning +82-2-2149-1091
Senior Research Fellow Shinhae Lee Transportation Planning, Public Transportation, Green Transportation +82-2-2149-1117
Research Fellow Seung-jun Kim Transportation Engineering, Public Transportation +82-2-2149-1176
Research Fellow Seongil Shin Transportation Engineering, ITS, Public Transportation System +82-2-2149-1099
Research Fellow KiJung Ahn Transportation Industry, Transportation Demand Management +82-2-2149-1097
Research Fellow Joonho Ko Intelligent Transportation System, Transportation Demand Management, Green Transportation +82-2-2149-1127
Research Fellow Gyung Sang Yoo Transportation Engineering +82-2-2149-1131