Project: Interim methods of improving freight forecasting for schemes

Reference: R182

Last update: 14/08/2013 09:56:51

Objectives

Efficient freight transport is essential to the UK economy and to its prosperity. In turn, economic growth increases demand for goods and therefore for their transportation - locally, nationally and internationally. Goods need to be moved freely, reliably and efficiently, while minimising the impact on safety, the environment and other transport users. A sound understanding of freight movement is essential for the creation of realistic freight models used for policy, strategy and scheme appraisal.

Description

The project will use the outputs of the newly completed Great Britain Freight Model, which is part of the National Transport Model. The outcomes of this project will go into the Department's WebTAG which will mainly be used by transport modelling consultants.

Contractor(s)

WSP Ltd
66-68 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LA

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £60,000.00

Actual start date: 02 January 2007

Expected completion date: 30 June 2007