Rapidis is part of a consortium developing the next version of the common EU traffic model, Trans-Tools. Rapidis is responsible for all technical aspects of the Trans-Tools 3 model – design, architecture, software development and integration. The project will is planned to last 3 years.
Working for the Joint Research Centre in Sevilla, Rapidis is currently producing updated documentation for the Trans-Tools model.
With a number of partners, Rapidis has participated in the TenConnect2 project, focusing on the analysis of a number of trans-european infrastructure corridors. As part of the project Trans-Tools version 2.5 was produced, containing major improvements.
Effects of Proposed Railway liberalization in the EU
As part of a larger consortium Rapidis has carried out a series of traffic forecast calculations using the European Trans-Tools model. The focus of the analysis was to examine the impact of different scenarios for liberalization in the railway sector in Europe. The project was carried out for the European commissions DG TREN department.
IBU Korridoren Femern Øresund
Evaluation of High Speed rail alternatives linking Scandinavia with Northern Germany
Rapidis has conducted a study for IBU Korridoren Femern Øresund with the purpose of evaluating high speed rail links. Rapidis used the TRANS-TOOLS model version 2, which was developed in TEN Connect. The model was improved considerably in the study area. The main improvements consisted of improving model rail networks, model road networks and model ferry links, of creating a more detailed zones system, of collecting more traffic counts and of recalibrating the model with the improved traffic count information.
Consultants Otto Anker Nielsen and Christian Overgård Hansen participated in the project.
European Union, TEN Connect project
Evaluation of TEN policy proposals using the TRANS-TOOLS transportation model
The European Commission initiated a study of the future development of the European transport infrastructure. The study focused on the effects of the TEN (Trans-European transport-Networks) policy, and was carried out using the transport model TRANS-TOOLS (which covers all of Europe), developed in a prior project. The transport model is based on ArcGIS from ESRI and the ArcGIS extension Traffic Analyst from Rapidis.
The European Commission published a report in 2010 on the progress of the 30 priority transport axes of the TEN policy. The TEN Connect project provided the analytical basis for this report and contributed to the analysis of economic, environmental and social impacts of a number of alternative policy options related to the development of the TEN policy.
The TEN Connect project was carried out by a consortium of companies and universities, headed up by the Danish engineering company TetraPlan. Rapidis was responsible for all software design and implementation.
The TEN Connect consortium:
DTU Transport (Denmark)
BMT Transport Solutions (Germany)
Institute for Regional Economy at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel (Germany)
Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (UK)
Institute for System Integrating Studies (Italy)
Informi GIS (Denmark)
University of Belgrade (Serbia)
Technical University of Vilnius (Lithuania)
Sudop (Czech Republic)
University of Szczecin (Poland)
The project has concluded.
European Union, TRANS-TOOLS project
A Traffic Forecasting Model for the EU Commission
Rapidis assisted DTU Transport – Technical University of Denmark in the Trans-Tools project. The purpose of the project was to implement a transportation model covering the entire EU, and modelling passenger and freight traffic across all modes.
Rapidis handled the development of a modeling framework, based on ArcGIS’ Geoprocessing technology, handling data flows and integrating a number of calculation tools. Additionally all traffic assignment calculations (calculation of traffic flows) are handled by Traffic Analyst.