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A meta-model for passenger and freight transport in Europe

By G. de Jong, H.F. Gunn and M. Ben-Akiva


On the basis of the outcomes of five disaggregate national models for passenger transport, four national models for freight transport and two European transport models, a fast and approximate meta-model for passenger and freight transport in Europe has been developed. The meta-model for passenger transport includes a detailed segmentation of the population, which makes it possible to investigate the impact of policies on many different groups of the population. The meta-model for passenger and freight transport has been applied for a reference scenario for 2020 and to simulate many elements of the European Commission’s Common Transport Policy. These policy measures were also assessed in terms of the consequences on the internal and external cost of transport

Publisher: Elsevier Science
Year: 2004
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