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Transport Modelling

Transport Modelling
By Rik Thomas

The theme of the LTT-sponsored Modelling Forum to be held in Birmingham on 18 June is ‘uncertainty’, as the modelling community acknowledges that not even the best models can give cast iron predictions of what the future holds. One thing would appear to be very certain indeed about the... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Harnessing the power of models

Harnessing the power of models

Today's modellers are being asked to do many things. They are, for example, being asked to accommodate a greater range... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Striding into the future

Striding into the future

The modelling of pedestrian flows through, for example, a railway station used to be a very... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Some valid criticisms?

Some valid criticisms?

Ask modellers about validation processes and two main complaints soon emerge. Firstly,... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Microsimulation modelling on the MOVA

Microsimulation modelling on the MOVA

Another aspect of the growing trend for various forms of software to become more integrated is work by TRL to link its traffic control programs... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
An increasingly uncertain future?

An increasingly uncertain future?

As models become ever larger and more complex the need to deal with the uncertainty inherent in trying to predict the future is... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Validation: more to it than meets the eye

Validation: more to it than meets the eye

Model calibration is the process of adjusting and confirming values of various parameters in the base model by making use of observed data and model validation is... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
S-Paramics models ATM for M25

S-Paramics models ATM for M25

A range of ATM (active traffic management) strategies for the M25 are being tested by Hyder Consulting in... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Braidwood boosted by US business

Braidwood boosted by US business

Braidwood Associates, the Scottish microsimulation traffic modelling company, has reported a record set of financial figures... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
CUBE adds GIS features to version five

CUBE adds GIS features to version five

Travel demand forecasting software CUBE is now available with embedded GIS features powered by ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute)... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
SITRAFFIC launched with VISSIM model function

SITRAFFIC launched with VISSIM model function

Traffic technology company Siemens has unveiled a new traffic office management system to enable its customers to validate network performance without risking safety and in... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

Colin Buchanan wins Stoke work

Consultant Colin Buchanan has been appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to provide modelling and economic support services in the context of massive economic and housing regeneration in Stoke. The consultant will use and develop the CUBE and TRIPS-based North Staffordshire transport model to... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

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