TPA Strategic Travel Model (STM) projects travel patterns in the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area (GMA) under different land use, transport and pricing scenarios.
The GMA includes Sydney, Newcastle and the Illawarra.
The STM can be used to test alternative settlement, employment and transport policies, to identify likely future capacity constraints, or to determine potential usage levels of proposed new transport infrastructure or services.
It produces travel projections by origin (3,160) and destination (3,160) STM zones (including station zones) for:
- 9 travel modes: car driver (toll roads and non-toll roads), car passenger, rail (including access modes), bus, light rail, ferry, bike, walk and taxi
- 7 purposes: work, business, primary/secondary/tertiary education, shopping, other
- 24 hour, average school day (Tuesday to Thursday excluding public holidays) am/pm peak, interpeak and evening travel
The projections are at five-yearly intervals, from the latest Census year up to a 35-year horizon.