Development of a statewide transport model

There is a need for a statewide transport model in Victoria to investigate proposed transport infrastructures connecting regional centres, such as Ballarat, Geelong, Bendigo, and Melbourne, as well as to provide a consistent base to develop regional city models. This paper presents a methodology to develop a statewide transport model from an urban model. It describes a process to develop the network, and then presents two distinct aspects of the model: firstly, a capability to represent long distance trips in addition to short urban trips, and secondly a capability to represent a flexible zone system. The reason for the latter is to allow the state zone system and associate network to be compressed easily so that the model can focus into a study area with finer zones while the surrounding zones are aggregated to a broader level that the model run time is acceptable. This paper will also present relevant model validations which compare between the modelled outputs and available observed travels.


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  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30 July to 2 August 2013

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  • Accession Number: 01492940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2013 9:33AM