Session: Managing Transport Modelling for non-modellers, Various Locations
Date: TBC
Location: TBC
Training provider: Training for Transportation Professionals
Cost: £299.00
Contact: Sarah-Jayne Whitworth
Telephone: 07930 622024
Type: Course
STAR Competence: 10.3 Strategic Modelling


Various Locations: We provide this course in various locations all over the UK, contact us about arranging one near to you.

Group Bookings: If you have 5 or more delegates, contact us to discuss your needs. We often deliver the course at a clients' venue, which allows us to offer discounts on delegate fees.

Aim of course: To provide non-modellers aspiring to TPP, an introduction that will help them understand transport modelling without having to become actual modellers. It will help project managers who deal with modellers / modelling to get the most out of the models they are working with, thus avoiding unrealistic expectations.


2020 programme is detailed below:

1. Role and relevance of transport modelling

How to use modelling to assist decision-making. Assumptions, constraints and requirements. 

2. The four-stage model 1

Zoning, networks, Trip generation – Distribution; generalised costs; strengths and limitations, etc. 

3. The four-stage model 2

Mode choice, Logit explained intuitively, strengths and limitations, Static Assignment, junction delays, equilibrium, time of travel choice); both sessions using very simple equations but emphasising on the intuitive interpretation, strengths and limitations.

4. Data collection, current and new

What data do you have to collect for the modelling process; new techniques now available to the modeller. 

5. Interpreting results

Assessing the quality of a model, types of model outputs, the role of GIS, use of model outputs, the role of judgement, common issues. 

6. The future; dealing with uncertainty

CAVs, changing urban landscape and MaaS. Scenario Planning.

7. Managing a Modelling project

Defining scope and resources, preparing and Monitoring a Work Programme, allocating resources, limiting scope growth, Assumptions and Uncertainty logs, documentation, handover.    

8. Panel Discussion

Each panellist highlights the most important take away from his presentation, and then participants are invited to ask questions about the presentations and any other aspects of transport modelling that may have not been covered. A lively discussion.

Target Audience:

  • Transport Planner Graduates

  • Transport Planning Consultants
  • Anyone who is involved in the Transport Modelling process who needs to gain a broad, strategic understanding of what's involved and what questions they need to ask when working with modellers

  • The course could also be a refresher for modellers who like to keep up with current trends and client needs

More Information:

The lecturers and speakers

The programme is delivered by lecturers who are local expert transport practitioners. They are drawn from a mix of consultancies, academia, central government, and local authorities. Accompanying lecture notes will be provided and there will be plenty of time available for questions and discussion. As lecturers are giving their time freely, from time to time it may be necessary to re-organise a session at short notice.

CPD Certificate of Attendance

Delegates will be awarded a certificate acknowledging the successful completion of the workshop. There are no examinations.

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