Managing Transport Modelling

for non-modellers



Date and times:  2020 dates TBC

Location: Central Sheffield

More locations & dates: Birmingham, London, Manchester

A full day workshop aimed at de-mystifying 'transport modelling'.

Aims and objectives


To provide non-modellers aspiring to TPP, an introduction that will help them understand transport modelling without having to become actual modellers. It will help project managers who deal with modellers / modelling to get the most out of the models they are working with, thus avoiding unrealistic expectations.

The lecturers and speakers

The programme is delivered by lecturers who are local expert transport practitioners. They are drawn from a mix of consultancies, academia, central government and local authorities. 


Accompanying lecture notes will be provided and there will be plenty of time available for questions and discussion. As lecturers are giving their time freely, from time to time it may be necessary to re-organise a session at short notice.

CPD Certificate of Attendance

Delegates will be awarded a certificate acknowledging successful completion of the workshop. There are no examinations.


£299 +vat per delegate. 


Our re-vamped 2019 programme is detailed below:

  • Role and relevance of transport modelling
    How to use modelling to assist decision-making. Assumptions, constraints and requirements.

  • The four stage model 1
    Zoning, networks, Trip generation – Distribution; generalised costs; strengths and limitations, etc.

  • The four stage model 2
    Mode choice, Logit explained intuitively, strengths and limitations, Static Assignment, junction delays, equilibrium, time of travel choice); both sessions using very simple equations but emphasising on the intuitive interpretation, strengths and limitations.

  • Data collection, current and new 
    What data do you have to collect for the modelling process; new techniques now available to the modeller.

  • Interpreting results 
    Assessing the quality of a model, types of model outputs, the role of GIS, use of model outputs, the role of judgement, common issues.

  • The future; dealing with uncertainty
    CAVs, changing urban landscape and MaaS. Scenario Planning.

  • Managing a Modelling project
    Defining scope and resources, preparing and Monitoring a Work Programme, allocating resources, limiting scope growth, Assumptions and Uncertainty logs, documentation, handover.    

  • Panel Discussion: 
    Each panelist highlights the most important take away from his presentation; and then participants are invited to ask questions about the presentations and any other aspects of transport modelling that may have not been covered. A lively discussion.

Book course


Have 10 or more staff to attend? Contact us to discuss your options.


Dates: 2020 dates tbc

Times: 9am - 4.30pm

Duration: 1 day

Location: Central Sheffield

Lunch: Included

Cost: £299 +vat