Freight Transport Modelling

Freight Transport Modelling

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Freight Transport Modelling is a unique new reference book that provides insight into the state-of-the-art of freight modelling. Focusing on models used to support public transport policy analysis, Freight Transport Modelling systematically introduces the latest freight transport modelling approaches and describes the main methods and techniques used to arrive at operational models. As freight transport has grown exponentially in recent decades, policymakers now need to include freight flows in quantitative evaluations of transport systems. Whereas early freight modelling practice was inspired by passenger transport models, by now it has developed its separate stream of methods and techniques inspired by disciplines such as economic geography and supply chain management. Besides summarizing the latest achievements in fundamental research, this book describes the state of practice and advises practitioners on how to cope with typical challenges such as limitations in data availability.
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  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 0124104002
  • 9780124104006
  • 2,120,196

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. I/O models, Gravity and SCGE models Chapter 3. Freight and trip generation models Chapter 4. Mode choice models Chapter 5. Inventory models in relation to mode choice Chapter 6. Distribution structures Chapter 7. Conversion from freight to trips Chapter 8. Urban freight models Chapter 9. Freight service valuation and elasticities Chapter 10. Data availability and model form Chapter 11. Comprehensive vs. simplified models
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