About CTA

The Center for Transport Analytics works with various data and models within the transport sector. The centre is located at DTU Management in the cross departmental centre Transport DTU
The purpose of the Center for Transport Analytics is to enhance the quality of future traffic modelling. This is done through the creation of a basis for improved models and through the simplification of their use for the benefit of both those who build the models and those who use them. An enhanced quality of the calculations of the traffic models will lead to an improved basis for future decision making with regards to infrastructure projects and for general policy initiatives.

Transport modelling and traffic estimates represent a significant part of the basis for decision on investments in the transport sector. DTU is heading the research and development with a number of major models, particularly the national transport model (LTM), which is Denmark's central support tool for major infrastructure projects.

The Center for Tranport Analytics plays a central role in the development of models. The centre engages in dialogue with the users of the model and hosts a server environment, which external users can access. Data input include the nationwide digital road network and road maps. Among the essential tools are systematic and structured databases (MS SQL) as well as representation in geographic information systems (ArcGIS).

An important task for the Center for Tranport Analytics is The Danish National Travel Survey (TU), which maps the Danish transport behaviour through approximately 1,000 monthly interviews. The work include the design of data collection, the provision of tasks to external suppliers, quality assurance as well as post-processing of data collected and finally the dissemination of results.

The Center for Tranport Analytics also executes a number of ad hoc tasks suchs as data collections on travel habits and transport behaviour as the basis for research and consultancy services in the transport sector at DTU.

Head of center

Yalda Naftchi
Head of Center for Transport Analytics
DTU Management
+45 51 42 05 11