Why transport models are needed
Uniform transport model used for support for making management decisions in strategic transport planning, is optimal tool for quantifying proposed options for the development of the transport network, their subsequent comparison and substantiated conclusions about the feasibility of investment in projects for the development of transport infrastructure. Transport models based on modern information technologies are powerful computing software systems that, together with all available data on transport demand and supply, calculate the most likely distribution of transport and passenger flows over the network based on the functional and spatial characteristics of the city. These calculations then form the basis for forecasts of the city's development and are the necessary analytical basis for making decisions on the development of the city's transport infrastructure.
How it works
The urban transport model for strategic planning is handed over to designers as the initial data for the development of project documentation under a confidentiality agreement and prohibition to use it for other tasks. And the project results are also returned to in the form of a transport model file, which makes the contractors' calculations verifiable and understandable both by the city administration and potential investors in urban infrastructure projects. All urban projects affecting traffic flows, including forecast calculations, are entered into the urban transport model. As a result, there is a library of calculated traffic scenarios for each next year.