High-level strategic transport model

The HIGH-TOOL project developed a free and open high-level strategic transport model to assess economic, social, and environmental impacts of transport policy. The HIGH-TOOL model allows quick scanning of transport policy options by the European Commission.

Input and output indicators of the model are based on policy targets of the White Paper 2011 and the Roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050. The EC's Impact Assessment Guidelines served as an important reference to define the model's output variables.

The HIGH-TOOL model is largely based on equations and elasticities developed in previous or ongoing research projects. The model serves as a pre-selection tool of policy options that will be further evaluated by more detailed models such as TRANSTOOLS and TREMOVE.

TML was one of the main partners in the consortium, leading the work package on user requirements. We were responsible for the completion of the environmental and safety tool modules.

Official EU website: http://www.high-tool.eu


D.1.1. High-Tool User Requirements
D.2.2. Final Structure of the HIGH-TOOL Model
D.4.3. Elasticities and Equations of the HIGH-TOOL Model
D.8.2. Validating the HIGH-TOOL model: Results of checks and implemented case studies D.10.5. HIGH-TOOL Final Report



funded by

European Commission


Joko Purwanto, Kris Vanherle, Kristof Carlier, Ruben Corthout


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Project Coordinator) (DE), MCRIT (ES), TNO (NL), MKmetric (DE), Panteia BV (NL), Significance (NL), Fömterv Mérnöki Tervezö (HU)


Joko Purwanto

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 321624