The laboratory for planning and design of transportation systems covers an area of about 110 sq.m. and it is located at building 5 in via Claudio 21. It exploits several hardware and software facilities for experimental and research purposes. Within the laboratory a data-and-elaboration center is available with multiprocessor servers, PC clusters, ad data-warehousing servers. For the activities of the lab, field devices for traffic measures are available, as well as software tools for traffic assignment, travel-demand forecasting and optimisation of transportation networks. Specific software is available too for the simulation of freight terminals and logistics.