We transport people, goods and information from A to B every day. To facilitate this transport, we must constantly maintain and optimise our transport system. We make plans to improve public transport, to build new connections, to build distribution centres or to reduce air pollution from transport. An efficiently functioning transport system ensures that the transport of people, goods and information will also be guaranteed in the future.
The maintenance, management and optimisation of the transport system by the government and the business community raises many questions. What does it cost to enlarge a road? Which alternatives to public transport are the most effective? How many emissions do passenger and freight transport produce in the long term? Where do goods come from and where do they go? What is a good location for a new terminal? Many of these questions are extensive and complex. Panteia therefore frequently develops and uses transport models to help gain and provide insight into these types of questions.
We have previously deployed transport models for:
- Short and long-term developments for transport and traffic;
- Corridor studies and hinterland connections;
- Forecasts for inland navigation, maritime navigation, road, rail and public transport;
- Cost-benefit analyses for infrastructure;
- Feasibility studies for public transport and road traffic, for example;
- Economic and spatial effects of goods and passenger transport;
- Cost calculations for freight transport;
- External effects of transport.
The transport models we use distinguish between passenger and freight transport. We develop and use proprietary models, such as the European freight transport model NEAC. But we also use third-party models. In the Netherlands, for example, we use passenger and freight transport models such as LMS, NRM, BasGoed, V-MRDH, BBMA or Bivas. The models are usually made for a specific purpose. We know which models can be used for which issues.