Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Transport system analysis – demand and planning

Overall Course Objectives

The purpose of the course is to give students a comprehensive introduction to the field of transport planning and demand modelling as well as experience in using various modelling approaches to analyse transport systems. In addition, the course focuses on giving the students an understanding of the role of modelling and sustainability in the planning and evaluation of transport and infrastructure investments. Finally, the course gives students tools to analyse transport data and support decision making on mobility.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarise the role of demand analysis and modelling in the planning of transport systems
  • Explain the principles behind the four-stage model and the basic stages
  • Discuss and model generation of travel
  • Discuss and model distribution of travel
  • Model travel mode choice using logit and nested logit models
  • Discuss and model route choice and assignment
  • Apply a demand model for transport analysis
  • Apply cost-benefit analysis to simple transport cases
  • Validate a model and use it for forecasting
  • Use software for data management, data analysis, and model application
  • Produce a written demand analysis, that describes data, modelling, and results

Course Content

The course covers quantitative methods that can be used to solve problems within transport planning and transport modelling. The course focuses on statistical methods, especially regression and discrete choice models. Other methods that are covered are iterative proportional fitting, gravitation models, and simulation.

Recommended prerequisites

02323/02402/02403, or similar statistics course

Teaching Method

Lectures and exercise classes, reading the literature, and problem solving.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 42178
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Wed 13-17

7.500,00 DKK