Recent Developments in Transport Modelling: Lessons for the Freight Sector

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01 Oct 2008
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 165 x 240 x 20mm


This book is intended for transportation professionals interested in the role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), and freight transport modeling and policy. It is dedicated to the memory of Professor Marvin L. Manheim, the father of modern Transportation Systems Analysis (TSA), who founded the World Conference on Transport Research Society, and is considered the foremost visionary of ICTs, transportation, and logistics. The book is divided into three main parts. The first part is about Professor Marvin L. Manheim and his path breaking contributions to transportation. The main chapter, written by him, is based on the keynote presentation he delivered at the opening session of the 1998 World Conference on Transport Research in Antwerp. It presents his vision for the role of ICTs in transport; a vision that was revolutionary in 1998 and is still valid and relevant today. The first part also includes an overview written by his widow and collaborator, Mary-Beth Manheim, describing his scientific contributions. The remainder of the book, parts two and three, is about freight transport modeling and policy, and presents an application of Manheim's TSA paradigm. More specifically, the second part presents the recent advances in freight modeling. The chapters begin with a model of the linkages between freight and the macro-economic environment, and end with models of the detailed aspects of logistics choices such as mode of transport, transshipments, and shipment size. Topics covered in part two also include predictions of production to consumption freight flows through the use of multi regional input-output models, choice analysis using freight market research surveys, and estimation of value of quality attributes and value of time in freight transport. Finally, part three of the book describes how the freight models, covered in part two, are used to develop local and regional transport policies.
Recent Developments in Transport Modelling: What We Can Learn for the Freight Sector. Marvin Manheim: Founder of the World Conference on Transport Research Society and Spiritus Rector of the Integration of Human Resources and Technological Systems in Transport. The Contribution of Professor Marvin L. Manheim to Transport and Logistic Science. The Next Challenge in Transportation Research: Enhancing the Application of the Mind. The Relationship between Economic Activity and Freight Transport. Multi-Regional Input-Output Models for Freight Demand Simulation at a National Level. The Aggregate–Disaggregate–Aggregate (ADA) Freight Model System. Discrete Choice Analysis of Shippers' Preferences. A Comparison of Conjoint, Multi-Criteria, Conditional Logit and Neural Network Analyses for Rank-Ordered Preference Data. The Value of Quality Attributes in Freight Transport: Evidence from an SP-Experiment in Switzerland. Measuring Value of Time in Freight Transport: A Systems Perspective. Models in Policy and Policy in Models: Integrating Decision Making. The Role of Government Policy towards Railway Freight Transport. Intelligent Freight Transport Systems: Opportunities and Practice. Prelims. Author Index. Subject Index.

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