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Long-term transport demand outlook

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External costs of transport [29/06/2020]

This report quantifies the marginal external cost of transport (congestion costs and environmental costs) using the Federal Planning Bureau’s PLANET model and compares this to the transport taxes levied. These indicators were not covered in the ‘Projections of transport demand in Belgium by 2040’, published in 2019 by the Federal Planning Bureau and the FPS Mobility and Transport. In that sense this report supplements this publication.

The PLANET Model: Methodological Report [02/03/2020]

PLANET is a model developed by the Belgian Federal PLANning Bureau that models the relationship between Economy and Transport. Its aim is to produce: (i) medium- and long-term projections of transport demand in Belgium, both for passenger and freight transport; (ii) simulations of the effects of transport policy measures; (iii) cost-benefit analyses of transport policy measures. This methodological report describes the main features of the PLANET model, and more specifically, the version 4.0 used for the transport outlook published in January 2019.

Total cost of ownership of electric cars compared to diesel and gasoline cars in Belgium [13/01/2020]

In the size class “small”, BEV only have a lower TCO for an expected lifetime that exceeds most estimates of the planning horizon people use when purchasing cars. In the size class “medium”, BEVs have a lower TCO than conventional cars if their expected lifetime mileage is high enough. “Big” electric cars have higher TCO than their conventional counterparts for any reasonable assumption regarding their use profiles. 

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The FPB has developed a model (PLANET) which models the evolution of transport demand. The construction of the model started in 2004. A first version became operational in 2008.

The model is used to produce:

  • long-term projections of transport demand in Belgium, both for passenger and freight transport;
  • simulations of the effects of transport policy measures;
  • cost-benefit analyses of transport policy measures.

Description

The model consists of four main modules: MACRO, TRANSPORT, POLICY and WELFARE.

  • The main aim of the MACRO module is to provide macroeconomic, demographic and socio-demographic projections at the level of the NUTS3 zones for Belgium (43 administrative districts).
  • The level and composition of transport demand is provided by the TRANSPORT module according to the following steps:
    • the generation of transport demand in each Belgian NUTS3 zone;
    • the distribution of transport originating in each NUTS3 zone among the different NUTS3 zones;
    • the modal choice and choice of time of day for the journey.
  • The POLICY module summarizes the transport policies that are analysed in the alternative scenarios.
  • Finally, the WELFARE module computes the effects of transport policy measures on welfare.

The long-term transport projections in Belgium and the impact analyses of transport policies are realized in collaboration with the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport (www.mobilit.belgium.be). The projections are published every three years. The first publication dates back to 2009.

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  • http://transport.plan.be
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