Moray Firth Transport Model
The Moray Firth Transport Model (MFTM) is a multi-modal transport model and covers the main road and public transport network of the Inner Moray Firth area around Inverness. The coverage of the MFTM is illustrated below.
The MFTM contains road and public transport assignment models and demand model processes which provide a forecasting methodology to predict changes in travel demand and transport costs over time. The MFTM can be used to assess the operational, economic and environmental impacts of transport schemes, policy proposals and development strategies.
The model was developed using PTV VISUM software. The MFTM is calibrated and vaildated to reflect traffic and travel conditions in a 2009 Base Year. It also provides forecast scenarios which predict transport-related impacts associated with various transport interventions and development plans.
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