Course – TRAIL Fundamental Domain Knowledge

March 15, 2017 10.00 - 16.00 h

This course gives participants 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;
c) transport policy making and evaluation methods.

The course consists of four parts:
Part I (1 day) we describe how the transport system is structured;
Part II (1 day) impacts of the transport system on accessibility, the environment and safety are discussed;
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;
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.

For more information see the attached document.

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

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

Course dates: 18 January, 1 & 15 February, 15 March 2017

Location: Utrecht

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

Registration: HERE

This course is part of the GP-OML program (

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