Project: Development of the NTPM Initial Review

Reference: H102G

Last update: 09/09/2003 16:29:01


This project was an independent review of the National Transport Model (NTM), following its initial development in 2000. The Department needed to ensure that it was robust in terms of using the most suitable data, and that the model's structure was likely to be suitable for most policy options; and would be capable of further suitable development.


This research was to review the options for a National Transport Policy Model, having regard to development of new trip end forecasts and their application to the national network model.


University of Leeds
School of Geography, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT
0113 233 3300

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £29,100.00

Actual start date: 28 November 2000

Actual completion date: 24 October 2001


Development of the NTPM Initial Review
Author: ITS Leeds/Mott MacDonald
Publication date: 01/09/2003
Source: DfT Website
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Summary of results

  1. The conclusion from the assessment is that the current model is an acceptable starting point for further development.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.