Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associate Director/ Head of Bus Benchmarking



+44 (0)20 7594 1519m.trompet




607Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Mark Trompet is the Head of Bus Benchmarking and an Associate Director of the Transport Strategy Centre, within the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London. Since 2005 he worked with the International Bus Benchmarking Group (IBBG), which he directs and he co-founded the American Bus Benchmarking Group (ABBG) in 2011 and the Benchmarking Group of North American Light Rail Systems (GOAL) in 2016. Mark is further involved with research projects in transport strategy, economics and customer satisfaction.

His academic research is focussed on improving benchmarking methodologies, data normalisation techniques and development of key performance indicators.



Singh R, Graham DJ, Trompet M, et al., 2024, A sampling scheme for quantifying and benchmarking on time performance of urban bus transit, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol:180, ISSN:0965-8564

Ait Bihi Ouali L, Graham D, Trompet M, et al., 2020, Gender differences in the perception of safety in public transport, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A: Statistics in Society, Vol:183, ISSN:0964-1998, Pages:737-769

Morse L, Trompet M, Barron A, et al., 2020, A benchmarking framework for understanding bus performance in the U.S., Benchmarking: an International Journal, Vol:27, ISSN:1463-5771, Pages:1533-1550

Trompet M, Anderson RJ, Graham DJ, 2018, Improved understanding of the relative quality of bus public transit using a balanced approach to performance data normalization, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol:114, ISSN:0965-8564, Pages:13-23

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