LATIS (Land Use and Transport Integration in Scotland)
Land-use And Transport Integration in Scotland (LATIS) is a service offered by Transport Scotland to assist with the appraisal of transport projects and programmes.
LATIS aims to support robust evidence-based planning and the modelling and appraisal of proposed transport interventions. It can also be used to formulate and guide the deployment of transport, planning and the environmental policies.
LATIS has the following elements:
- Models - LATIS manages the development, maintenance and application of national and regional transport models and a national land use model. This is supported by a Library of reports
- Planning support - the collection and provision of planning data and support to Development Planning and Management Transport Appraisal
- Data Collection - the collection of transport and travel data and other user specified data through the use of the Data Collection Contract and the provision of model output data to transport and development planners and modellers. The Scottish Trip End Programme provides trip-end data for transport planning
- User Engagement - a continuous programme of consultations and discussion events on a range of issues, including the development and application of transport and traffic models, the role of integrated transport and land use modelling, how best to support to strategic land use planning and how to improve data quality
LATIS has a robust database of transport, land-use and demographic data which is linked to a multi-modal transport and land-use modelling suite. This enables decision making across a range of policy areas. Its consistent approach delivers a robust evidence base from which to appraise schemes and policies. This also allows it to measure the key economic, social and environmental impacts of interventions.
LATIS can be applied at local, regional and national levels, and has been used in a range of infrastructure, planning and policy analysis and assessments. Two key examples of LATIS applications are the Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR) and Forth Replacement Crossing study.
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