To give participants a general introduction into a) the transport system (which factors drive this system), b) the impact of the transport system on accessibility, safety and the environment, and into c) transport policy making and evaluation methods.
For those who do the assignment: link the knowledge explicitly to the topic of the PhD students’ research.
The course consists of four parts.
In Part I (1 day) we describe how the transport system is structured. The topics are:
In Part II (1 day) impacts of the transport system on accessibility, the environment and safety are discussed:
Part III (1 day) gives an introduction in transport policy and related research. The reasons why governments develop transport policies will be explained. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA), the two most important methods to ex ante evaluate candidate policy options will be treated. Finally, some dominant transport models and their applications will be discussed:
Part IV (1 day – at least for those who do an assignment; others: on voluntary basis). Participants present the outline of their assignment. In the group the assignments will shortly be discussed.
The course will be based on ‘The Transport System and Transport Policy – An Introduction’ (Van Wee, Annema, Banister 2013). A copy will be handed out at the beginning of the course.