Morton Bay Integrated Transport Model (MITM)


Connexus is currently delivering the Morton Bay Integrated Transport Model on behalf of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and applying our innovative approach to model development.

Full Project Description

Project Name:
Morton Bay Integrated Transport Model (MITM)

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Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

Project Summary:

The Moreton Bay Integrated Transport Model (MITM) development is a joint investment by the Department of Transport and Main Roads North Coast and Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The primary purpose of the MITM is to undertake strategic transport planning and inform infrastructure planning projects for both Council and State networks. The MITM has been developed as a strategic model, using VISUM and consistent with TMR’s Transport Model Application Framework (TMAF) hierarchy. MITM is a four-stage multimodal model with four time periods and static traffic assignment. It has been designed to provide an efficient connection between the strategic and mesoscopic (and micro) levels of modelling. The modular procedure sequence within Visum, combined with the software’s data storage capabilities, allows easy customisation of the strategic model to be utilised as a mesoscopic model.

Key features of MITM include:

  • detailed representation of the road network, including all collector roads and above in the key study area (Moreton Bay and North Brisbane regions).
  • detailed intersection geometry and coding (signal coding, lane link mapping, etc.) facilitate intersection capacity analysis at every node (at turn level) in the key study area.
  • detailed zoning system in the key study area, consistent with the mesoscopic modelling requirements.
  • fully operational use of the Visum Scenario Manager. This feature allows for simple and transparent analysis of multiple combinations of infrastructure, land use, and policy assumptions.
  • ability to analyse demand matrices for each trip purpose at any predefined temporal resolution
  • flexibly to explore several demand purpose segments, temporal resolutions, network modifications, and the ability to model various network constraint methodologies