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Integrated Traffic, Regional Economic and Impact Models

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Geo-spatial type
STRIA Roadmaps
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
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Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport


Background & Policy context

Traffic has a number of environmental effects which justify research. Traffic is different from most other commodities, in that it is very dependent on spatial structures in the economy. Transport is a derived demand, since it is only seldom purchased because of its own value, but is instead purchased to enable consumption or production of other goods. Therefore, the amount and character of traffic is very dependent on regional economic structure, involving location and investment by firms, location of households, etc.


The prime aim of the project is to create a decision-making tool for use with transport policy initiatives and transport sector projects, which takes into account both the economic and the environmental consequences of alternative decisions.


The decision-making tool is constructed through linkage of three existing models (National Transport Model, the Interregional Economic Model LINE, and the Environmental and Economic Impact Assessment tool SEAM). A conceptual integrated model is elaborated and tested and applied in a case study.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)


A transport sketch model has been developed (TSM model). With the use of this, a case study of road pricing in Denmark has been carried out an evaluated.

Policy implications

The results of the projects have been used in the regional economic model LINE.


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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