Transport Tuesday 5 September 2017

05 september 2017 12:30 t/m 13:30 - Locatie: Faculteit Civiele Techniek en Geowetenschappen, zaal G - Door: Transport Institute

The Transport Institute kicks off the new academic year with a lunch lecture on the first tuesday. So this time a Transport Tuesday instead of a Transport Thursday. For the occasion Transport Expert Moshe Givoni is coming to TU Delft to enlighten you on state-of-the-art transport modelling.

Transport demand models have a long history of being a major tool in transport policy making. However, whether they are truly used in decision-making processes, and if so, whether the knowledge they provide is actually understood, is questionable. The potential contribution they can make and the importance of such models is not disputed; however, evidence shows that many issues arise with their actual use that severely limits their potential contribution. Based on case study methodology and analysis of the use of models in the transport policy processes in two countries, the UK and Israel, this paper aims to provide empirical evidence of the issues contributing to limiting the potential contribution of models and to make recommendations for better utilisation of the knowledge they can produce. The main conclusion reached is that transport models must be made simpler if they are to contribute more than they currently do to decision making in transport policy and planning.


Moshe Givoni is head of the Transport Research Unit (TRU) and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Human Environment at Tel-Aviv University. Recently, he was appointed as associate professor at Tel-Aviv University. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford where he was a Senior Researcher before joining Tel-Aviv University. He gained his PhD from University College London, and his MBA and BA in Economics and Geography from Tel-Aviv University. He previously held two Marie Curie Fellowships, including post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2005-2007). His research interests all fall under the umbrella of "Moving towards Low Carbon Mobility" and focus on Public Transport, Conceptualization of Travel Time, Adaptive Planning of Transport Infrastructure and more. Moshe serves as an Associate-Editor for Transport Reviews journal.  

The slides of the Transport Tuesday can be found here