Course – TRAIL Fundamental Domain Knowledge

November 4, 2015 10.00 - 16.00 h.

In this course participants will get a general introduction into a) the transport system (which factors drive this system), b) the impact of the transport system on accessibility, safety and the environment, and into c) transport policy making and evaluation methods.

The course consists of four parts:
In Part I (1 day) we describe how the transport system is structured. The topics are:

  • A general introduction explaining the structure of the course and the related book;
  • the wants and needs of people which drive passenger transport;
  • the needs of companies to transport goods;
  • dominant land-use factors which drive the transport system.
  • transport resistance factors (time, costs, effort) which interacts with the transport system.

In Part II (1 day) impacts of the transport system on accessibility, the environment and safety are discussed:

  • Traffic flow theory(final course of Part I)
  • Transport technology to reduce transport’s negative impacts
  • Accessibility
  • Transport and the environment
  • Traffic safety

Part III (1 day) gives an introduction in transport policy and related research. The reasons why governments develop transport policies will be explained. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA), the two most important methods to ex ante evaluate candidate policy options will be treated. Finally, some dominant transport models and their applications will be discussed.

  • Transport policy
  • Transport futures research
  • Appraisal methods for transport policy
  • Transportation models and their applications

Part IV (1 day – at least for those who do an assignment; others: on voluntary basis).
Participants present the outline of their assignment. In the group the assignments will shortly be discussed.

Lecturers: Prof. Bert van Wee and Dr. Jan Anne Annema

ECTS: 1 (class) + 4 (class + assignment)

Time: 10.00 – 16.00 h.

Location: Utrecht, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29

Room: Belle van Zuylenzaal

Course dates: 4 Nov / 18 Nov / 2 Dec / 16 Dec

Participation: free for TRAIL/Beta/OML members, others please contact the TRAIL Office

Attachment: TRAIL OML Course Fundamental Domain Knowledge 2015

 

 

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