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Improving the capabilities and use of strategic decision making tools.

Shepherd, S.P., Shires, J., Pfaffenbichler, P. and Emberger, G. (2007) Improving the capabilities and use of strategic decision making tools. In: 11th World Conference on Transport Research, 24th-28th June 2007, Berkley, California.

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Abstract

Recent research has shown that a substantial proportion of local authorities do not use models for strategy formulation or scheme design and appraisal. Models were perceived to be unable to reflect the range of policy instruments which local authorities now use; and were seen as too complex for local authority staff and stakeholders to use themselves. To overcome these issues the MARS model has been enhanced to provide a transparent and easy to use tool with a flight simulator front-end. This paper describes the model along with improvements to the representation of public transport by inclusion of quality and crowding factors and the incorporation of urban heavy rail.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright held by the authors and the Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2008 15:52
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 19:04
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3687

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