National Transport Models: Introduction and Comparative Analysis

  • Lars Lundqvist
  • Lars-Göran Mattsson
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


There are many reasons why national and European transport models have attracted increased attention during recent decades. The broadening of national transport policy from strategic infrastructure investments to infrastructure management with regard to efficiency, environmental, safety and regional equity objectives has lead to a need for advanced and more policy sensitive tools of analysis. The increase of interregional and international mobility requires forecasting tools that go beyond the urban or regional level. The competition for national infrastructure investments among regions and for Trans-European investments among nations has to be resolved by decisions and decision support systems at the appropriate spatial level. Environmental impacts transcend regional and national boundaries and transport policies affecting these environmental impacts involve all spatial levels.


Environmental Impact Assessment Travel Demand Infrastructure Investment Transport Policy National Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars Lundqvist
    • 1
  • Lars-Göran Mattsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Infrastructure and Planning, Division of Transport and Location AnalysisRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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