Amman- 4 February 2019

On January 20, 2019, the Road Safety Center of Excellence (RSCE) at the German Jordanian University (GJU), in collaboration with PTV group- Germany held a five-day training course entitled "Basic PTV Visum &Vissim".

The first three days of the course included an intensive training on the simulation software "PTV Visum" which is a comprehensive, flexible software system for transportation planning, travel demand modeling and network data management. This software is used on all continents for metropolitan, regional, statewide and national planning applications.

It integrates all relevant modes of transportation (i.e., car, car passenger, goods vehicles, bus, train, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians) into one consistent network model.

VISUM provides a variety of assignment procedures and 4-stage modeling components, which include trip end based as well as activity-based approaches.

The last two days were dedicated to the Vissim Software, which is microscopic traffic, public transport, and pedestrian simulation software. It is the most powerful tool available for simulating multi-modal traffic flows, including cars, goods vehicles, buses, heavy rail, trams, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.

The RSCE aims at building the technical capacity of professionals working in the traffic domain. Traffic and transportation engineers from both the public and private sectors attended the course. Namely from Greater Amman Municipality, Engicon and Consolidated Consultants.