About Us

The Forecasting Knowledge Hub is a community of practitioners, modelling specialists and policy advisers that provides a forum for information sharing and collaboration on modelling/forecasting techniques, methodologies and related issues across the transport sector.

We run a range of seminars and other discussion forums with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience to help improve understanding and capability of transport modelling and demand forecasting.

Objectives

  • To improve the understanding, application and use of key assumptions, modelling/forecasting techniques and methodologies across the transport sector. The scope includes all transport models and types (passenger and freight).
  • To provide a forum for sector modelling specialists to present and discuss topic issues.
  • To provide advice and guidance to enable the enhancement of knowledge and capability in the transport sector especially in the modelling and forecasting area.

Activities

Quarterly meetings involving a presentation on a specific topic combined with a discussion of the forecasting work going on in the various transport sectors (road, freight, maritime, aviation, rail, active modes and revenue).

Hub leads

The hub leads are:

Haobo Wang, Ministry of Transport

Tony Brennard, Waka Kotahi NZTA

Membership

The hub is open to anyone interested in sharing forecasting-related data, information and research.

To join, please email KnowledgeHub@transport.govt.nz