The updating of existing origin-destination traffic surveys represents a big problem. Methods are lacking to follow up these surveys made with great expenditure of time and money by means of minor sample traffic surveys of the travel behaviour and traffic counts. The present report describes such an estimating method. According to the "principle of minimum gain of information" an origin-destination traffic matrix obtained some years ago can be updated and calibrated at small costs with the aid of actual sample traffic surveys. It is possible to incorporate in this estimation the distribution models of the modal split and the traffic assignment. The method is described in detail. All information available from traffic counts, behaviour studies on the mobility, the modal choice and the routing split are considered in the estimation. With the use of the respective distribution models the latter information can be incorporated in the estimation. The estimation itself is not based on empirical data: it is a mathematical-statistical method satisfying the actual information on the travel behaviour as limit conditions and choosing the "most probable solution" from that limited margin of solutions. The method has been successfully used in the practice. (TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented during the proceedings of Seminar Q held at PTRC's 10th Annual Summer Meeting, Transportation Analysis and Models, Warwick University, England.
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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Sammer, G
    • Zelle, K
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  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 325-332

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  • Accession Number: 00381642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-113-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: REPORT
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM