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Swiss Freight model: Advice on modal split model (339-GVM-CH)

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Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport sectors
Freight transport


Background & Policy context

As a part of the intermodal freight transport modelling in Switzerland a modal split model is to be established taking into account differentiated econometric principles.


The aim of this project is the technical and economic consulting work for the establishment of the modal split model. The contractor will assess and comment proposals of GVF from an economic perspective. In addition, the contractor will identify research gaps in the area of modal split and its modeling.


This project describes a mathematic estimation of bimodal demand functions for domestic Swiss road and rail traffic, using a method based on the economic principle of the equilibrium between transport supply and demand. This methodological approach uses a real example - the introduction of the mileage-related heavy vehicle tax in the case of heavy goods road traffic and its effects on domestic freight transport.
The newly established transport model for internal freight transport in Switzerland shows that plausible transport demand functions can be derived and specific questions answered by directly estimating demand functions using appropriate basic transport and socio-economic data. 


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Swiss Government: State Secretariat for Education and Research
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)


The key result is a report assessing and commenting proposals of GVF for the establishment of the modal split model from an economic perspective.

Innovation aspects

A new modal split model will be assessed from the economic point of view.

Policy implications

Modal split model of freight transport will serve to public authority to regulate this transport mode.


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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