Feasibility and Benefits of Advanced Four-Step and Activity-Based Travel Demand Models for Maryland

This research identifies current and emerging transportation planning policy issues faced by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and other State agencies. After reviewing the recently-developed Maryland Statewide Transportation Model (MSTM), the University of Maryland (UMD) research team summarizes the capability of the MSTM to analyze these planning and policy issues and prioritizes various model improvement needs. Based on identified planning and policy analysis needs, a thorough synthesis of existing transportation data sources, and proposed MSTM applications in Maryland, a Strategic MSTM Improvement Plan (SMIP) is developed to guide short- and long-run MSTM improvement and applications. This research also explores the feasibility of incorporating departure time choices into the MSTM by developing a prototype time-of-day choice model.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 160p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MD-11-SP009B4S
  • Contract Numbers: SP009B4S
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 12:01PM