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Transport Modelling | Summer 2010

Transport Modelling | Summer 2010
Rik Thomas, Editor

The contributors to this year’s transport modelling supplement are, generally speaking, in reflective mood. Mott MacDonald’s Tom Van Vuren, for example, asks if modelling is an art or a science (or maybe a bit of both); Steer Davies Gleave’s John Swanson ponders what the modelling... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling: an art or a science?

Modelling: an art or a science?

“Transport modelling, if done well, is of course similar to scientific experimentation,” suggests Tom Van Vuren... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling the movement of people

Modelling the movement of people

Typically, people movers are fully automated guideway transportation systems, i.e. driverless vehicles for personal rapid... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Variable demand modelling Thinking bigger with microsimulation

Variable demand modelling Thinking bigger with microsimulation
Variable demand modelling Thinking bigger with microsimulation

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Building models from the ground up
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 – somehow, say Martin Bach and Miles Logie from consultant Minnerva. “They also provide a further impetus, if one were needed, to review... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
What should we appraise, and how?

What should we appraise, and how?
David Simmonds, David Simmonds Consultancy.

Travel time savings, estimated on the assumption of unchanging land uses, are a major component of... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Modellers’ worst enemies

Modellers’ worst enemies
Keyvan Rahmatabadi, AECOM

Transport Planning, and in particular transport modelling, is a very... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Taking the long-distance view

Taking the long-distance view
Neil McCormack, Bryan Whittaker and Robert Flynn, Scott Wilson

“Modelling is changing,” says Bryan Whittaker, technical director and head... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Building models that behave

Building models that behave
Gerard Whelan, MVA

Since the early days of transport modelling there has been a steady improvement... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Getting right back to basics

Getting right back to basics
John Swanson, Steer Davies Gleave

“What is the most important question you could ask about a model?” asks... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Where is modelling going?

Where is modelling going?
Peter Davidson, Consultant.

“One thing that amazes me is that the question of where transport... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements

Forum8 launches Point Cloud plug-in

Japanese interactive 3D visual simulation specialist Forum8 has launched its latest software plug-in for the virtual reality (VR) software UC-win/Road. In addition to allowing the user to import point cloud data directly into UC-win/Road, this new software tool enables point cloud data obtained... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Buchanan assists in West Bromwich regeneration study

Buchanan assists in West Bromwich regeneration study

Consultant Colin Buchanan has announced that it is supporting Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in developing two major scheme business cases in West Bromwich. The first business case, for an underpass... continue

11 Jun 2010Local Transport Today Supplements

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