Using TRANUS to Construct a Land Use-Transportation-Emissions Model of Charlotte, North Carolina

Integrated land use-transportation-emissions models are necessary to rigorously assess the potential of land use and transportation policies to reduce the vehicular emissions contributing to tropospheric ozone and to fine particulate matter. A theoretically- and empirically-grounded model contains these major components: data on economic sectors, population sectors, and intersectoral flows of commodities and labor; a transportation network; sectoral demands for land, predicting both the quantity and location demanded; elastic trip generation; transportation mode choice including non-motorized modes as a function of built-environment characteristics; a traffic assignment algorithm; and a MOVES-like module that estimates emission factors. That technical approach is incorporated in a TRANUS-based model that is being used to assess long-term development scenarios that could be implemented in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina's largest metropolitan area and part of an ozone nonattainment area. A unique feature of the Mecklenburg County model is use of random-utility theory and a typology of the built environment in the estimation of key parameters describing residential and enterprise locational choices and transportation mode choice.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 206-218
  • Monograph Title: Transportation Land Use, Planning, and Air Quality. Proceedings of the 2007 Conference, Orlando, Florida, July 9-11, 2007

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  • Accession Number: 01113213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784409602
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2008 4:50PM