Eckhard Szimba

Eckhard Szimba
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | KIT · Institute of Economics

PhD
Transport economics | impact assessment | transport modelling | transport policy

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In this paper the strategic transport policy assessment instrument HIGH-TOOL is presented. The model has been developed for the European Commission, allowing policy-makers to identify the most advantageous transport policies and to strategically evaluate the impacts of transport policies on transport, environment and economy. The main innovation of...
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Planning, constructing, financing and operating transport infrastructure involves a wide range of different risks. This poses a challenge for the appraisal of transport infrastructure projects. The current paper addresses this challenge by elaborating on a concept that considers the issue of risk by transport infrastructure evaluation concepts, on...
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Automated driving is widely assumed to play a major role in future mobility. In this paper, we focus on “high driving automation” (SAE level 4) and analyze potentials in terms of more efficient traffic flows, travel times, and user benefits as well as potential impacts on urban neighborhoods and potentials for sustainable urban development. Along s...
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The presentation starts with drafting the history of EU transport infrastructure planning during the last three decades, illustrating the pathway from planning mainly uni-modal projects to multi-modal corridors. Subsequently, the current infrastructure planning approach is presented, embracing Core Network Corridors, as well as core and complimenta...
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Demand modeling of commercial transport has lagged behind private passenger demand modeling as a result of insufficient data sources and the complex types of movement. At a supra-regional level, commercial trips are usually conducted by heavy trucks. However, studies in urban areas show that only about 40% of all commercial trips are conducted by h...
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Combining cooperative vehicle driving behavior of Connected and Automated Vehicles with supporting information infrastructure, is expected to increase the capacity of roadway infrastructure, which in turn results in travel time savings and user benefits. Automated driving also relieves the driver from steering the car, allowing to conduct other act...
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For a successful market take-up of plug-in electric vehicles, fast-charging stations along the highway network play a significant role. This paper provides results from a first study on estimating the minimum number of fast-charging stations along the European highway network of selected countries (i.e., France, Germany, the Benelux countries, Swit...
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Decisions on transport policy measures proposed by the European Union (EU) have long-term and important impacts on economy, environment and society. Transport policy measures can lock up capital for decades and cause manifold external effects – thus, policy measures may have a tremendous scope, especially if proposed on a European level. In order t...
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Reviewing literature and results of model applications, the paper reveals that autonomous driving in urban areas can indeed raise considerable socioeconomic benefits by reducing travel times, alleviating congestion, enhancing access to and comfort of individual motorized mobility, improving safety and facilitating various opportunities through the...
Technical Report
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Decisions concerning transport policy measures elaborated by the European Commission (DG MOVE) have important long-term implications for society, the environment and the economy. Transport policy measures can sequester capital for decades and result in manifold effects, both beneficial and detrimental. Policy measures may thus have large impacts, a...
Technical Report
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This Technical Report outlines the equations and elasticities used in the final version o´f the HIGH-TOOL model consisting of following parts: • Presentation of the equations and elasticities that make up the HIGH-TOOL model; • Provision of reference elasticities for the validation of the HIGH-TOOL model; • Provision of elasticities to translate Tr...
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This Technical Report outlines the equations and elasticities used in the final version of the HIGH-TOOL model and consists of following parts: • Presentation of the equations and elasticities that make up the HIGH-TOOL model; • Provision of reference elasticities for the validation of the HIGH-TOOL model; • Provision of elasticities to translate T...
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This Technical Report outlines the structure of the HIGH-TOOL model and provides an overview of the transport policy measures addressed by the model.
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The HIGH-TOOL project aims at developing a strategic transport model to assess economic, social and environmental impacts of transport policy measures. The main users of the HIGH-TOOL model will be transport policy specialists of the European Commision. This Technical Report summarizes the user requirements with respect to the following aspects: •...
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The financial crisis has substantially aggravated shortages of public funds all over the world, particularly in many developed countries. After the expiration of investments made within the framework of public economic recovery plans, the availability of public funds for infrastructure investments will be subject to severe constraints. These condit...
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This technical report describes the content of the ETISplus database, and the methodologies used to create each dataset. It embraces the following datasets at European scale and regional level (NUTS-3): Socio-economic Data; Networks (road, rail, waterway, air); Terminals (airports, freight terminals, ports); Impedances (air passengers, air freight,...
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There is a substantial scope for improvement of the interconnections between long-distance and the medium/short-distance passenger transport systems in the EU, although key European transport nodes have good interconnections to both local/regional and long distance networks. The strategic policies of the individual member states of the EU are hard...
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ON the basis of an EU-wide survey and the outcomes of Workshops and Seminars, this report presents the main barriers to interconnectivity and intermodality of passenger transport As result of a clustering process, five clusters of barriers were identified, which are represent challenges for the improvement of intermodality/ interconnectivity of pa...
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In this thesis an Interdependency Evaluation Framework has been developed for identifying and measuring interdependencies among projects of a transport infrastructure investment programme. Apart from identifying and measuring interdependencies among transport infrastructure projects, the Interdependency Evaluation Framework is capable of explaining...
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This paper presents a new method for modeling passenger rail tariffs in twenty-five European countries. A fine segmentation of the supply and demand side of the market allows the formulation of regression functions that model tariffs as a function of the distance of a trip. The data used for the estimation of the regression functions are based on a...
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By merging European passenger transport demand data with international tourism data, a new data model was created, giving insight in the environmental impacts of tourism transport between the places of residence of European Union citizens and their tourist destinations. Analysis with this data model shows that, of the environmental impacts consider...
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The present paper illustrates the strategic assessment framework applied for the appraisal of large-scale infrastructure projects with European importance. The methodology has been developed within the TEN-STAC project (Scenarios, Traffic Forecasts and Analysis of Corridors on the Trans-European Network, project funded by the European Commission, D...
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The broad and multi-dimensional impacts of transport policy strategies can, among other options, be assessed by a System Dynamics model or by the application of a network based transport model. Each assessment option has specific advantages and disadvantages. Coupling these models, in order to be able to make use of the intrinsic features of each m...

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