Transportation modeling provides us with a means for examining different futures. But is it . . . science or is it art?
Robert Bain asked this question to a British academic transport list (UTSG) last week and got an interesting range of responses which he has written up with an analysis and commentary. He added to his invitation: “If you’re inclined to expand on your view(s) I’d be delighted to read your thoughts. Similarly, any references to articles or papers that touch on this issue would be gratefully received.” (Likewise here.)
However if you forgive me, we will not point you to his write-up until we have completed this little survey, the results of which will be conveyed to him and will also appear as part of an article here in these pages next week. (To contact Robert Bain concerning his poll: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com)
In the meantime, here is our poll (including with the interim results.). Thanks for taking literally one minute to fill it out. And for commenting (see below for comments to date).