Freight Mode/route Choice Modelling with Limited Data



Freight Mode/route Choice Modelling with Limited Data

Authors

FOWKES A S and TONER J, University of Leeds, UK

Description

Amongst the EU 4th Framework programme, the project STEMM (Strategic Multi- modal Modelling) was set up with the following objectives:

Abstract

Amongst the EU 4th Framework programme, the project STEMM (Strategic Multi- modal Modelling) was set up with the following objectives:

i. To identify and quantify the factors affecting modal split and route choice for passengers and freight, particularly where intermodai chains are available;

ii. To develop methodology for modelling intermodal chains for passenger and freight transport;

iii. To apply the developed methodologies to models representing mode and route choice for European networks and particularly case studies;

iv. To examine barriers to intermodality arising from institutional and regulatory measures;

V. To utilise these models to examine and test policy instruments for increasing the use of intermodal methods of transport;

vi. To prepare contributions to seminars at which results obtained from investigations of different types of policy instrument will be consolidated.

As such the project addressed Tasks 1.3/20 and 1.3/21 of the Strategic:Transport Research Programme. The project was co-ordinated by Baxter Eadie Ltd.

The present paper relates to Work'package 2A of STEMM entitled 'Freight Modelling Methodology: New Model Development'. The objectives of this Workpackage were:

i. TO design an appropriate methodology for modelling multi-modal freight systems, in the light of data availability;

ii. To provide a comprehensive specification of how to operationalise this methodology in the form of a working model.

The present paper reports on the form of model we recommended.

Publisher

Association for European Transport