Bart Jourquin

Bart Jourquin
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain | UCLouvain · Center for Operations Research and Econometrics

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Introduction
I'm full professor at the Louvain School of Management (LSM) of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) and member of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE). Most of my lectures and research interests are focused on transport and mobility. In particular, I'm developing Nodus, a open-source transportation network modeling software especially designed for multimodal and intermodal freight transport. Availabe at http://nodus.uclouvain.be.
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September 2016 - present
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain
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  • Professor (Full)
September 1995 - June 2008
Hasselt University
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  • Lecturer
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  • Lecturer for transport economics (TEW)
October 1991 - present
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain
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  • Professor (Full)

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Modal choice models used for freight transportation studies covering inter-regional or international areas are difficult to set up because of the dearth of information about explanatory factors. While cost and transit time are known as being important explanatory variables, they are generally correlated to each other, and their coefficient computed...
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The paper presents a set of freight demand elasticities for road, inland waterways and rail transport with respect to a change of total cost of transport, transit time and speed. They can be used in the context of transport policy decisions for estimating the impacts of changes in the cost of transport or the impacts of new infrastructure on traffi...
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This paper presents a general framework that can be used to estimate direct and cross elasticities for freight transport using a network model. This methodology combines operational research (network assignments in a geographical information system) with more classical econometrics (multinomial logit choice models). The application of the method to...
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Parodying the title of a famous essay by Jacques Monod (1971), this article attempts to synthesize several research studies that have examined the relevance of opening (or not) new container terminals in recent years in Belgium. These terminals are essential components in intermodal transport networks, but they have a cost. To be profitable, the ad...
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In this paper, the way data provided by the ETIS Plus European project can be adapted to be used in a freight transport assignment model will be described, along with the calibration and validation steps of a complete multimodal network model setup with this data. Afterwards, the model is used to estimate a series of travel time elasticities. The e...
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In this paper, the way data provided by the ETIS Plus European project can be adapted to be used in a freight transport assignment model will be described, along with the calibration and validation steps of a complete multimodal network model setup with this data. Afterwards, the model is used to estimate a series of travel time elasticities. The e...
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Parodying the title of a famous essay by Jacques Monod (1971), this article attempts to synthesize several research studies that have examined the relevance of opening (or not) new container terminals in recent years in Belgium. These terminals are essential components in intermodal transport networks, but they have a cost. To be profitable, the ad...
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Strategic transportation network models are often used as support tools in the framework of decisions to be taken at the policy level, such as the Trans-European Network projects. These models are mostly setup using aggregated or limited data. If their calibration is regularly mentioned in the literature, their validation is barely discussed. In th...
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Elasticities for freight transport in the context of mode choice are hardly available for markets in which intermodal container transport competes with truck only transport. These elasticities are expected to be different, however, from values found in the literature for traditional freight transport, as trucking is a complement to rail or inland w...
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The paper presents a detailed comparative review of price/cost elasticity estimates published in a number of studies on multi-mode freight transport demands. It attempts to determine which factors could explain the wide diversity of estimates: data aggregation, diversity of markets, and methodology. It also presents new estimates for rail, road, an...
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Elasticities for freight transport in the context of mode choice are hardly available for intermodal transport markets. These elasticities are expected to be different, however, from values found in the literature for traditional freight transport, as trucking is both a substitute and a complement to rail or inland waterway transport. This paper pr...
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The paper presents a full set of freight demand elasticities for the three modes of rail, road, and waterways navigation with respect to transport cost changes. They are derived from a trans-European transport model developed within the EU’s ECCONET program for analyzing traffics that could possibly use waterways transport on the river Rhine and Da...
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Rainfall, melted snow and evaporation affect the rivers water level and periods of drought may impair freight transport by inland navigation during a number of days. Indeed, water depth conditions the loading of vessels, hence their transport cost and their competitive position versus alternative modes, rail and trucking. The ECCONET research proje...
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It is well known that melted snow, rainfall and evaporations affect the rivers water level and that it may impair transport by inland navigation during a number of days. Indeed, water depth conditions the loading of inland waterway vessels, hence their transport cost and their competitive position versus alternative modes, rail and trucking. The EC...
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Rivers water level and periods of drought may impair freight transport by inland navigation during a number of days as water depth conditions the loading of vessels The ECCONET research project funded by the EC 4 endeavored to measure the potential effects of these phenomena on the Rhine and Danube navigation in the context of the expected climate...
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It is well known that melted snow, rainfall and evaporations affect the rivers water level and that it may impair transport by inland navigation during a number of days. Indeed, water depth conditions the loading of inland waterway vessels, hence their transport cost and their competitive position versus alternative modes, rail and trucking. The EC...
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Companies play an important role in the mobility debate as they can be considered as the primary ‘creators’ of commuting traffic. In recent years, companies have developed a variety of initiatives to improve the mobility of their employees, although their visions and actions are often neglected in the research literature. This paper aims at ide...
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Home to work travel remains the prime focus of mobility management policies, in which the promotion of carpooling is one of the main strategies. Besides governments, employers are key players in this strive for a more sustainable commute. However, commuting research tends to focus on individual commuters and their place of residence, rather than on...
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Transport policies promote rail as a sustainable commuting alternative. Workplace factors influence this commute, but are often neglected. A multilevel model is set up to analyse the share of rail in the commuting modal split at workplaces in Belgium. This model takes into account characteristics of both the workplace and the municipality where the...
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Future climate change is expected to affect inland waterway transport in most main natural waterways in Europe. For the river Rhine it is expected that, in summer, more and longer periods with low water levels will occur. In periods of low water levels inland waterway vessels have to reduce their load factors and, as a result, transport prices per...
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Purpose In recent years intermodal transport has received an increased attention due to problems of road congestion, environmental concerns and traffic safety. A growing recognition of the external effects of transport urges to go towards more sustainable transport modes. As a consequence, research and policy interest in intermodal freight transpor...
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Verschillende beleidsmaatregelen worden genomen om een modal shift te creëren naar intermodaal goederentransport. Voorbeelden zijn het verlenen van subsidies, het helpen opstarten van nieuwe terminals of nieuwe shuttles, enz. Een analyse, zowel verkennend als evaluerend, is belangrijk om de impact ervan in te schatten.
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Simulations in transport have been an issue for many years. Models have been developed to generate the demand for freight or passengers transport. This demand was then affected on the considered network that represents roads, railroads and waterways. However, freight and passenger transport are quite different. Therefore, the literature often deals...
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EMPLOYER MOBILITY PLANS: ACCEPTABILITY, EFFICIENCY AND COSTS The concentrated and repeated nature of commuting traffic offers action potentials to control or reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles commuting during the peak hours. As source of the home-to-work journeys, the companies have a ringside seat to promote sustainable mobility and th...
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Companies bring a growing attention to the home-to-work journeys of their workers. As an important initiator of travels, they have been encouraged by the authorities to cooperate in order to reduce the negative impacts of car traffic. Employer Mobility Plans (EMPs) have been implemented in a growing number of companies in recent years. These plans...
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This paper presents a methodology able to compare road and rail-road intermodal market areas that takes the network structures, the operation costs and the location of the rail-road terminals into account. A particular way to model rail-road transport on hub-and-spoke networks is outlined and illustrated on the trans-European networks. The market a...
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The daily commute is still the main source of traffic congestion. Despite transport research emphasis on commuters, the work end of home to work travel receives less attention. However, employers influence the commute behaviour of employees in different ways. The Belgian database Home-to-Work-Traffic (HTWT) contains information on accessibility, wo...
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This paper presents a methodology able to compare road and rail-road intermodal market areas that takes the network structures, the operation costs and the location of the rail-road terminals into account. A particular way to model rail-road transport on hub-and-spoke networks is outlined and illustrated on the trans-European networks. The market a...
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The European transport policy has focused on sustainable transport solutions, among which intermodal transport is a key player. However, its efficiency is strongly dependent on the location of the container terminals. In this paper, a set of estimated potential locations is used as input for an iterative procedure based on the p-hub median problem...
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Both public policy-makers and private companies promote carpooling as a commuting alternative in order to reduce the number of Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) users. The Belgian questionnaire Home-To-Work-Travel (HTWT) is used to examine the factors which explain the share of carpooling employees at a worksite. The modal split between carpooling and...
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This paper describes a new modelling tool that is currently being developed in the framework of the LIMOBEL project in order to analyse the long-run mobility impacts of policy packages in Belgium. Its aim is to make long-term projections of transport in Belgium and to make a social cost benefit analysis of various policy measures, including pricing...
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As source of the commuting traffic, companies take an important role in the mobility debate. These last years they have developed a lot of initiatives in order to improve the mobility of their employees. Though, their visions and actions are often neglected in the literature. This paper aims at assessing the efficiency of mobility policies of the c...
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The objective of this paper is to present the very first results of the DIDAM (Disaggregated demand and assignment models for combined passengers and freight transport) research project, which aims at proposing some advances in fundamental research in transportation modelling and analysis, using two complementary methodologies. The first is to deve...
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Strategic multi-modal freight transportation network models often lack some kinds of refinements. For instance, those models typically only compute one - or more - shortest paths, which may not correspond to the actual existing routes (lines) defined for railway transport. Hence, beside the fact that the rail paths may not be entirely correctly ren...
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In another recent book review published in the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, David Banister (2008) wrote “Having read this book, one is left with a feeling that the important issues raised should have been at the forefront of policy debates for many decades, not just now”. I have to confess that I have exactly the same...
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The presentation of transportation models is obviously not the main topic of this paper. The interested reader can for instance read Ortúzar and Willumsen (1990) for an overview of several aspects related to transport modelling. One of these aspects is the assignment of the demand on a network. Assignment methods are looking for a way to model th...
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Strategic freight transportation network models often lack some kinds of refinements. This is, for instance, the case for railways transport flows, just because trains has to follow planned routes, called "lines". However, those models typically only compute one or more of shortest paths, which may not correspond to the actual lines. Consequently,...
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Future climate change is expected to affect inland waterway transport in most main natural waterways in Europe. For the river Rhine it is expected that in summer, more and longer periods with low water levels will occur. In periods of low water levels inland waterway vessels have to reduce their load factors and as a result transport prices per ton...
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Intermodal transport has received an increased attention by federal and regional governments in Belgium with the objective to slow down the rapid growth in unimodal road transport. In this paper, an assessment framework is developed to perform an ex-ante and ex-post analysis of current and potential policy measures to stimulate the use of intermoda...
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Future climate change is expected to affect inland waterway transport in most main natural waterways in Western Europe. For the river Rhine it is expected that in summer, more and longer periods with low water levels will occur. In winter, on the other hand, it is expected that (extremely) high water levels will occur more often. In this paper we w...