DEVELOPING A STRATEGY FOR BLACKWATER VALLEY

Hampshire County Council, on behalf of the Blackwater Valley Network, recently commissioned Mott MacDonald to study public transport in the Blackwater Valley in England, which includes several towns. The study developed potential strategies in consultation with stakeholders, who will play a key part in their success. The stakeholders include transport operators and local authorities collaborating through the Blackwater Valley Network. This article describes the strategic public transport model developed for the study, its use in developing and analysing options, and the formulation of potential policies that would contribute to the transport objectives. The model was developed using VIPS/3 software, a high-quality modelling tool with the following important features: (1) multi-routeing and multimodal assignment that can be based on passenger knowledge of departure time and/or ride time; (2) assignment that recognises route coordination and matched transfer; and (3) Windows software with high-quality graphics for analysing and displaying model results. After calculating the traffic assignment, the software creates output files that allow analysts to understand current network performance easily. The software also helps to identify current shortfalls in provision and appraise the benefits of future initiatives.

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    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Authors:
    • White, C
    • FOSTER-CLARK, J
    • Lee, A
    • SALTER, S
  • Publication Date: 2000-2

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00795054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM