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PACE-FORWARD

Policy Analytic and Computational Environment for Dutch Freight Transport

Published 1996

by Manuel J. Carrillo, Richard Hillestad, Patricia G. J. Twaalfhoven, Joseph G. Bolten, Odette van de Riet, Warren Walker

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This report describes the design and capabilities of PACE-FORWARD, the decision support system (DSS) developed to support the FORWARD (Freight Options for Road, Water, and Rail for the Dutch) study, a major transportation research study that examined the benefits and costs of a broad range of policy options for mitigating the negative impacts of the expected growth in Dutch road freight transport while retaining the economic benefits. The PACE-FORWARD DSS was used to estimate the effects of numerous policy options and can be used to reevaluate policy options as projections change and/or more data become available. The model offers a spreadsheet environment containing tools and models to support policy analysis, including macroeconomic effects. It has integrated data and model bases and a graphical user interface. Existing Dutch and international research, data, and models were used extensively in its design and development.

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