Activity-Based Travel Demand Models: A Primer

This publication is a guide for practitioners that describes activity-based travel demand model concepts and the practical considerations associated with implementing them. Activity-based travel demand models portray how people plan and schedule their daily travel. This type of model more closely replicates actual traveler decisions than traditional travel demand models and thus may provide better forecasts of future travel patterns. The guide is composed of two parts. Part 1 is intended to help managers, planners, and hands-on practitioners and modelers make informed decisions about activity-based model development and application. Part 2 examines the practical issues that transportation agencies face in migrating from traditional to “advanced” travel demand models, in which activity-based models are linked with regional-scale dynamic network assignments.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 181p
  • Serial:
    • SHRP 2 Report
    • Issue Number: S2-C46-RR-1
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309273992
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SHRP 2 Report S2-C46-RR-1
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2014 2:25PM