Introduction to transport modelling
Thursday 14th Nov- 2019
09:00 - 17:00
This course is specifically designed with a strong focus on transport industry needs in both public and private sectors - addressing the requirements of various disciplines from transport modelling, enabling you to understand the scope of transport models and finally showing successful examples of communicating modelling outputs with clients, decision makers and stakeholders. This course also provides you with case studies of applying transport models to different types of interventions.
Who will Benefit?
The course is suitable for those who are new to the transport planning, appraisal and modelling, and for experienced professionals seeking to gain the Transport Planning Professional Qualification.
On completion of the course, delegates will:
• Be able to familiarise with practical experience of the principles and techniques of transport modelling
• Be able to understand the type of data required to build transport models
• Be able to present the modelling outputs to the wider audience including decision makers
• Have an understanding of approaches that can be applied to forecast the impacts of different types of schemes
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Transport planners, project managers, transport analysts, transport economists, business case development managers, planners and development control officers, design engineers, transport modellers working in both public and private sectors.
Session 1: Overview
Introduction and role of models in transport planning
Type of transport models and their use
Multi-modal transport modelling and model hierarchy
Session 2: DEVELOPMENT
Data requirements for developing base year models
Model calibration and validation
Future year models and land use database
Session 3: Case studies
Major highway schemes
Public transport schemes
LSTF type of schemes
Session 4: COMMUNICATION
Strengths and limitations of the models
Modelling uncertainty and sensitivity testing
Interaction of transport modelling with scheme design and appraisal
Presentation of modelling outputs to stakeholder and policy/decision makers
The participants will be offered a copy of day programme, course materials folder and a certificate of attendance
The participants will be served with lunch, tea and coffee during the refreshment breaks