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Letters to the editor
John Bates, Independent consultant, Abington, Oxon
Attending the successful and stimulating Modelling World conference last week, one couldn’t help but be struck by the more or less universal... continue
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In brief
A new tool to gauge residents’ views about the walkability of their streets has been launched by TRL. ‘Ratemystreet’ uses Google... continue
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Regular news
Art or science? That was the question that provided the basis for a firey – but ultimately good-natured – discussion at last week’s... continue
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Regular news
Five key themes that are changing the face of passenger travel will be explored at a new event in September being organised by LTT. The Travel 2020... continue
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Regular news
A new website to enable public transport users to make complaints about services and lobby for improvements is to be launched at the end of this... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London is making data on London’s Underground, bus and river services available online so that web developers can use it to... continue
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Articles
Peter Davidson, Consultant.
“One thing that amazes me is that the question of where transport modelling is going seldom seems to be addressed,” says consultant Peter... continue
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Variable demand modelling Thinking bigger with microsimulation
Variable demand modelling (VDM) is the process used to predict and quantify changes in travel demand resulting from a change in the transport system... continue
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Martin Bach and Miles Logie, Minnerva.
Developing transport models is expensive, and the current ‘difficult’ times mean that this is a situation that we must make the best of... continue
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Feature
Typically, people movers are fully automated guideway transportation systems, i.e. driverless vehicles for personal rapid transport (PRT). These... continue
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David Simmonds, David Simmonds Consultancy.
Travel time savings, estimated on the assumption of unchanging land uses, are a major component of WebTAG economic efficiency appraisals, explains... continue
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Keyvan Rahmatabadi, AECOM
Transport Planning, and in particular transport modelling, is a very young profession.  One may suggest transport planning as a profession, in... continue
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Neil McCormack, Bryan Whittaker and Robert Flynn, Scott Wilson
“Modelling is changing,” says Bryan Whittaker, technical director and head of modelling service at Scott Wilson’s transport... continue
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Gerard Whelan, MVA
Since the early days of transport modelling there has been a steady improvement to the modelling process to address specific problems but the... continue
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John Swanson, Steer Davies Gleave
“What is the most important question you could ask about a model?” asks Steer Davies Gleave’s John Swanson rhetorically. “How... continue
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Articles
Japanese interactive 3D visual simulation specialist Forum8 has launched its latest software plug-in for the virtual reality (VR) software... continue
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Articles
Consultant Colin Buchanan has announced that it is supporting Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in developing two major scheme business cases in... continue
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Lead Story
“Transport modelling, if done well, is of course similar to scientific experimentation,” suggests Tom Van Vuren from consultant Mott... continue
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Introduction
Rik Thomas, Editor
The contributors to this year’s transport modelling supplement are, generally speaking, in reflective mood. Mott MacDonald’s Tom Van... continue
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Lead Story
Trafficmaster has agreed to a £73m takeover by US-based venture capitalist Vector, citing insufficient financial strength to compete in the... continue
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