Over the course of a decade, SPDM has gained a wide range of experience in the field of transport master planning, with a special emphasis on regional and urban planning, public transport system development and the management of individual transport systems used in special cases such as the Sochi 2014 Olympic, Paralympic Games and City Cable Car Solutions.
The relevance of mobility has increased significantly over the past decades and will become even more important in the future. A major increase in traffic flow, conflicts between motorized and non-motorized traffic participants and annoyances based on noise, dust and emissions will be some of the negative results of this need for increased mobility and independence. Transport master planning is the fundamental basis for each decision-making process of transport infrastructure planning to counteract the aforementioned impacts.
The sustainability of infrastructure planning is a main focus of SPDM’s work. SPDM will calculate the most sustainable economic solution for each task in the main fields of transport master planning, and it will do so in the very special field of landside operations, airport master planning or urban city development.
Today’s infrastructure planning lacks the full consideration of an intermodal view. SPDM has developed a tool that can assess the right balance of transport demand in relation to an intermodal transport system supply. This tool is called the Intermodal Transport Simulation & Operation System (ITSOS) and it can provide precise people flow simulation and high detailed evaluations for a wide range of transport planning tasks.
ITSOS – INTERMODAL TRANSPORT SIMULATION & OPERATION SYSTEMS
1 | Infrastructure input
The basis of the development of an integrated, intermodal transport master plan is the infrastructure network. This is managed in ITSOS by GIS-based information completed with a wide range of basic transport data that can respond to a high number of different case studies.
2 | Simulation
Well-developed simulation methods are at the heart of ITSOS. Based on highly detailed input data of geographic and transport levels, the various simulation methods can provide a realistic distribution of people movement in comparison to all relevant transport systems.
3 | Wide-ranging evaluation
The evaluation tools of ITSOS provide a highly detailed picture of all the relevant information required for decision-making processes and other detailed projects. Additional tools can create different types of tailor-made schedules for all considered transport systems.
- Infrastructure project control & management
- Macro transport simulation & modeling
- Operational transport master planning
- Transport feasibility studies
- Cost-benefit studies focusing on transport
- Regional & urban development master planning
- Master planning focusing on pedestrians & non-motorized traffic
- Intermodal transport master planning