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Mauricio Orozco Fontalvo

PhD Student

Mauricio is a civil engineer with a master’s in transportation from the Universidad del Norte in Colombia and is currently a Ph.D. student in Transportation Systems at IST.

Before joining the Ph.D., he was an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Nueva Granada Military University in Bogota and before in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Universidad de La Costa in Barranquilla, where he conducted several studies on travel behavior, sustainable transportation, crime in public transport, micromobility and road safety. He has also worked in urban transport projects in Colombia and Mexico.

For his Ph.D., he is studying the relationship between MaaS development and social inequalities.

Projects I'm involved in



  1. Sergio Useche, Mauricio Orozco-Fontalvo, et al. Yes, size does matter (for cycling safety)! Comparing behavioral and safety outcomes in S, M, L, and XL cities from 18 countries. Journal of Transport Geography, 114, December 2023.

  2. Mauricio Orozco-Fontalvo, Filipe Moura. Refocusing MaaS approach: A brief. Transport Policy, 141:340-342, September 2023.

  3. André Soares Lopes, Mauricio Orozco-Fontalvo, Filipe Moura, David Vale. Mobility as a service and socio-territorial inequalities: A systematic literature review. The Journal of Transport and Land Use, 19:215-240, June 2023.

  4. Rosa Félix, Mauricio Orozco-Fontalvo, Filipe Moura. Socio-economic assessment of shared e-scooters: do the benefits overcome the externalities?. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 118:103714, May 2023.

  5. Andrea Arevalo-Tamara, Angela Caicedo, Mauricio Orozco-Fontalvo, Sergio Useche. Distracted driving in relation to risky road behaviors and traffic crashes in Bogota, Colombia. Safety Science, 153:105803, September 2022.

  6. Mauricio Orozco-Fontalvo, Luis Llerena, Victor Cantillo. Dockless electric scooters: A review of a growing micromobility mode. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, March 2022.

  7. Jose Soto, Mauricio Orozco-Fontalvo, Sergio A. Useche. Public transportation and fear of crime at BRT Systems: Approaching to the case of Barranquilla (Colombia) through integrated choice and latent variable models. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 155, 142-160, January 2022.

  8. O Oviedo-Trespalacios, E Rubie, S Aquino, J Natividade, JT Bastos, … Pollution-Aware Walking in 16 Countries: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). Journal of Transport & Health 22 (Supplement), 101166, September 2021.

  9. O Oviedo-Trespalacios, AK Çelik, A Marti-Belda, A Włodarczyk, D Demant, … Alcohol-impaired walking in 16 countries: a theory-based investigation. Accident Analysis & Prevention 159, 106212, September 2021.

  10. SA Useche, B Cendales, F Alonso, M Orozco-Fontalvo. A matter of style? Testing the moderating effect of driving styles on the relationship between job strain and work-related crashes of professional drivers. Transportation research part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 72, 307-317, July 2020,

PhD Thesis

  1. Mauricio Orozco-Fontalvo. MaaS governance: A collaborative model for public authority’s role definition. Supervisor: Filipe Moura (IST).
    (on going)