Recommended CitationFord, K. M., and J. D. Fricker. Real-Time Socio-Economic Data for Travel Demand Modeling and Project Evaluation. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2008/22. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2009. doi: 10.5703/1288284314314.
Small and medium-sized communities often lack data that are complete, current, representative of the community, and appropriate for the travel demand models/software to be applied. To aid such communities, this research was conducted to meet the following objectives:
(1) Identify and facilitate the communication of data that is updated more frequently than the Decennial Census for Indiana Travel Demand Models;
(2) Allow the use of cross-classification techniques within trip generation for planning organizations that lack the time and resources to conduct travel demand/household surveys;
(3) Evaluate the sensitivity of travel demand model outputs to varied parameters and inputs so as to help focus data collection and guide parameter selection; and
(4) Apply risk management strategies to travel demand modeling so as to help planners program the most resourceefficient projects.
Trip Generation, Input Updating, Synthetic cross-classification, Sensitivity Analysis, Risk Analysis, SPR-3213
Joint Transportation Research Program
West Lafayette, Indiana
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