TRANS-TOOLS ("TOOLS for TRansport Forecasting ANd Scenario testing") is a European transport network model that has been developed in collaborative projects funded by the European Commission Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) and DG TREN.

The various Commission services addressing transport issues have agreed to use TRANSTOOLS as the main model for policy analysis and have appointed IPTS as the model's Reference Centre.

IPTS is coordinating the further development of the model and the support of its user community, while also applying TRANSTOOLS in impact assessments for several policy measures.


The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.