Transport modelling has always played a decisive role in supporting the decision-making process, providing evidence-based analysis and a robust technical response to planning transportation infrastructure. This recently gained importance as cities and mobility requirements evolved rapidly and the increase of new technologies trigger a shift in transportation modes and cater for people’s changing behaviors and needs. In this session, we question how can transport modelling respond to the rapid changes our cities are going through and how can we take full advantage of the evolving data collection technologies and constantly update and revisit the modelling approaches and techniques? This talk is dedicated to provide some insights on how travel demand modelling is evolving and what modellers, practitioners and researchers will be asked to answer to in the coming years for making the process faster, more effective and more dynamic.
Systematica was joined by Kyle Ward, Senior Data Scientist at Caliper Corporation (for Vince Bernardin, Ph.D., Vice President, Travel Demand Analytics at Caliper Corporation), Leta Huntsinger, PhD, PE, Director of Research, Systems Planning and Analysis at Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), Luis Willumsen, PhD, Managing Partner at Nommon Solutions and Technologies and Eduardo Espitia, Transport Research Consultant at Systematica srl to talk about projects focused on travel demand modelling.