Transportation involves a large number of complex and interacting relationships that are often difficult to analyze. Modelling involves the simplification and abstraction of the underlying, key relationships that assist this analysis. To this end, the last 40 years of the 20th century have witnessed the development and application of a large number of techniques and procedures directed towards enhancing our understanding of the behaviour of the various agents who impact on transport systems. The toolkit now available to transport modellers has evolved from many disciplines, most notably economics, engineering, psychology, geography and statistics with the focus on studying the behaviour of individuals and groups. The dominating theme of this volume on transport modelling is the study of the behaviour of individuals and organizations and the ways in which these affect the movement of persons, commodities or information.
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"Edited by two of the leading figures in transportation research and dissemination, these handbooks are likely to become the essential reference work in the field. Volume 1 on Transport Modelling contains entries by an impressive range of experts and will be of use both to those new to the field and to established practitioners."
--Dr. John Preston, Transport Studies Unive, University of Oxford, UK, 1999
"The Handbook in Transport Modelling is a superb resource for transport researchers, planners, operators and educators, covering all aspects of transport - demand, costs, performance, valuation and a wide range of modelling techniques, in one volume...Recommended for university libraries, consultants' offices and government agencies"
--Professor Derek Scrafton, University of South Australia, 1999
"...there is a wealth of material presented here that is accessible...Authors include engineers and economics, mathematicians and psychologists, and each without exception is highly respected in their field"
--J. Dinwoodie, University of Plymouth in 2001 for Journal of Transport Geography
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