AsTra model

Model development

The ASTRA model has been developed since 1997, with the original purpose of supporting the strategic assessment of EU transport policies, taking into account long-term and integrated impacts.

ASTRA history, milestones and projects

2017-2018 - Enhancement of the linkage with the TRUST network model
2017-2018 - Extension to 30 countries (addition of Croatia), revision of vehicle fleet modules (vehicle technologies and vehicle types for private and commercial cars, light duty vehicles, heavy duty vehicles of different gross vehicle weights, urban buses and coaches)
2016-17 - Improvement of the linkage with transport network model and development of automated routines for the integration of the ASTRA-EC model in the JRC transport modelling platform
2011–2013 – Development of the ASTRA-EC version of the model, including structural improvements for the assessment of social impacts and increased geographical differentiation (NUTS2 level) of the transport module
2007-2010 - Linkage with bottom-up models for climate policy assessment, economic assessment of impacts of high oil prices, employment impact of renewable energy policy
2005-2007 - Inclusion of renewable energy models, consolidation and linkage with energy models
2003 - Extension to 29 countries
2001 - Structural adaptation to 15 countries, 25 sectors
1997 - Start of model development, 2000 completed


TRT Trasporti e Territorio


M-Five GmbH


Fraunhofer Isi