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Joel Franklin, PhD

Affiliation: KTH/TLA

E-mail: joel.franklin@abe.kth.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 790 8374

Address: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Transport and Location Analysis (TLA), Teknikringen 10, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden


Joel Franklin is Associate Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology. His research interests recently have included transport equity, congestion pricing, land use and transport interactions, and travel time reliability. He also teaches courses in transport policy and coordinates the Master of Transport Systems at KTH. Joel holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Washington, Seattle, and earlier degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He has also worked as a transport consultant at Fehr & Peers in Sacramento, California.

Selected publications

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Fosgerau, M., Engelson, Franklin, J. P., (2014). Commuting for Meetings, Journal of Urban Economics 81: 104-113.

Whitehead, Franklin, J. P., Washington P., (2014). The impact of a congestion charging exemption scheme on the demand for low-emission vehicles in Stockholm, Transportation Research Part A 70: 24-40.


Westin, J., Franklin, J. P., Proost, Basck, Raux, (2013). Achieving political acceptability for new transport infrastructure in congested urban regions, Joint AESOP-ACSP Congress, AESOP/ACSP, Dublin, Ireland


Fosgerau, M., Engelson, Franklin, J. P., (2012). Endogenous scheduling preferences and random travel time, 1st European Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Transportation Systems, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Westin, J., Basck, Franklin, J. P., Proost, Raux, (2012). Achieving political acceptability for new transport infrastructure in congested urban regions, 1st European Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Transportation Systems, LATSIS - hEART, Lausanne, Switzerland

Westin, J., Franklin, J. P., Grahn-Voorneveld, S., Proost, (2012). Acceptability and Political Coordination of Road User Charges, TRB, TRB, Washington DC, USA

Mörtberg, U., Haas, J, Zetterberg, A, Franklin, J. P., Jonsson, R. D., Deal, B, (2012). Urban ecosystems and sustainable urban development—analysing and assessing interacting systems in the Stockholm region, Urban Ecosystems

Westin, J., Franklin, J. P., Grahn-Voorneveld, S., Proost, (2012). How to decide on regional infrastructure to achieve intraregional acceptability and interregional consensus?, Papers in Regional Science 91(3): 617-643.

Franklin, J. P., (2012). The Role of Context in the Equity Effects of Congestion Pricing, Transportation Research Record 2297: 29-37.

Börjesson, M., Eliasson, J., Franklin, J. P., (2012). Valuations of travel time variability in scheduling versus mean-variance models, Transportation Research Part B 46(7)


Börjesson, M., Eliasson, J., Franklin, J. P., (2010). Valuation of Travel Time Variability in Scheduling versus Mean-Variance Models, World Conference of Transport Research, Lisbon, Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal


Franklin, J. P., Eliasson, J., Karlström, A., (2009). Traveller Responses to the Stockholm Congestion Pricing Trial: Who Changed, Where Did They Go, and What Did It Cost Them?, Demand Management and Road User Pricing: Success, Failure and Feasibility, Ashgate

Franklin, J. P., (2009). Modelling Reliability as Expected Lateness: A Schedule-Based Approach for User Benefit Analysis, Paper presented at the European Transport Conference, Leeuwenhorst, Netherlands

Franklin, J. P., Karlström, A., (2009). Travel time reliability for Stockholm Roadways: Modeling the mean lateness factor, Transportation Research Record 2134: 106-113.

Karlström, A., Franklin, J. P., (2009). Behavioral adjustments and equity effects of congestion pricing: Analysis of morning commutes during the Stockholm Trial, Transportation Research Part A 43(3): 283-296.


Franklin, J. P., (2008). Reflecting Equity in the Measurement of Accessibility, Paper presented at the mobil.TUM International Conference on Mobility and Transport, Munich, Germany


Franklin, J. P., (2007). Flexibility in Household Responses to Congestion Pricing: Implications for Equity, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Milwaukee, USA

Waddell, P., Ulfarsson, G.F, Franklin, J. P., Wobb, J., (2007). Incorporating land use in metropolitan transportation planning, Transportation Research Part A 41(5): 382-410.


Franklin, J. P., Niemeier, D. A., (1998). Discrete Choice Elasticities for Elderly and Disabled Travelers Between Fixed-Route Transit and Paratransit, Transportation Research Record 1623: 31-36.

Ongoing CTS projects


Project leader: Joel Franklin