After discussing the four (or five) stages of the transport model we can see how it is been used in practice and how you think it might be used. The following topics are discussed:
- A model is used to describe a base year as well as a future year. How good is the description of a base year model and what can be done to improve that description?
- What is your perception of the components of the four (of five) stage model and the model as a whole. What are it’s strengths and weaknesses?
- What is the structure of the choice model based Dutch National Model (and it’s related Netherlands Regional Models) and what are the similarities and differences with the descriptive models discussed in class?
- What are new developments in transport modelling? What are questions and topics that you would like to model and where does the ‘standard’ four stage model seem not appropriate?
The lectures on the Dutch National Model (NMS) and it’s regional counterparts (NRM) are not available. For this topic the following articles are recommended:
- Reference for a paper describing the set-up for NMS and NRM:
D. Joksimovic, R. van Grol, New generation Dutch national and regional models — an overview of theory and practice, European Transport Conference, Association for European Transport, 2012
- Reference for a paper on matrix calibration NMS and NRM:
D. Joksimovic, R. van Grol, Consolidated calibration of Dutch National and four Regional Models- recent developments, European Transport Conference, Association for European Transport, 2016