About ADB30

aboutThe Transportation Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) is a committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

The committee promotes research and information exchange in transportation network modeling, an interdisciplinary field spanning Computer Science, Logistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Telecommunications, and Transportation Science.

The committee also focuses on:

  • The understanding and modeling of the technological and behavioral factors affecting the performance of transportation systems
  • Modeling the interactions between the infrastructure and transportation networks
  • The development and use of models to evaluate the quantity  and quality of transportation facilities and services

The committee serves as a focus for the development , adaptation, and implementation of quantitative and computer-based methodologies for the above purposes. The committee cuts across traditional modal boundaries, seeking unifying conceptual and methodological frameworks, yet highlighting modal differences. As such, it fosters effective and rapid sharing of information and experiences among researchers, practitioners, regulators, and decision makers.