Transport modelling: OmniTRANS

The number-one mobility planning toolbox | 

How will mobility demands change in the next 5, 10 or 15 years and what is the right way to manage those demands? What will be the impact of a change in the road network or public transport? You want answers to those questions to ensure that your city remains accessible, not just now but also tomorrow and beyond. That means that we want to put the infrastructure to maximum use by implementing the right traffic management measures, safe cycling facilities, and high-quality public transport.

OmniTRANS: the number-one toolbox based on our experience and yours
The key strength of OmniTRANS is precisely that it can handle a multitude of questions and their correlations effectively. Mobility effects are predicted, quantified, and presented in a clear and visual way. That’s not surprising because the program has been developed in collaboration with Goudappel Coffeng’s mobility experts, based on questions from central and local government, road operators, road construction companies, policymakers, and consultants. For more than 30 years now, OmniTRANS has been the Netherlands’ number-one transport modelling platform and is still being perfected.

OmniTRANS (version 8.0), its key features:

  • Multi-modal: covers car traffic, public transport, cycling, pedestrians, heavy goods vehicles
  • For various time periods and trip purposes
  • Easy to compare outcomes of various options and scenarios
  • Flexible architecture: suitable for model developers and users
  • Aggregated and disaggregated estimates of traffic and transport demand (simultaneous mode choice, destination choice, departure time choice)
  • State-of-the-art assignment methods:
    • Static and dynamic/semi-dynamic assignment of car traffic (including junction modelling and ramp metering)
    • Frequency-based and schedule-based assignment of public transport (including modal chains)
    • Several specific assignment methods for cycling and slow traffic
  • A wide variety of matrix calibration and updating methods
  • Fast computation times (64 bits), stable and open Postgres database, distributed calculations
  • Access to various external data sources for data-driven modelling
  • Access: local or web-based
  • Training programmes (customised if required) and helpdesk

Download the OmniTRANS documentation here or click the leaflet for a first impression.

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