Linking Land Use and Travel in Ohio: Vehicle Choice and Decline Components

This study adds two new components to the Regional Land Use Allocation Decision Analysis Tool, which was developed for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in 2013. This tool uses information on infrastructure availability (accessibility, sewer, water services), current land-use policies where available, and environmental constraints to allocate regional and county forecasts of population and employment to 40 acre cells in each metropolitan region of Ohio. This information is then used in subsequent transportation models to estimate the number of auto trips, trip distances and the resulting vehicle miles travelled (VMT). This study adds two critical components to this model: vehicle choice and a better understanding of the impacts of declines in population and employment. The outputs of the revised land-allocation tool provide population and employment distribution to forecast auto trips, vehicle type distribution and trip distances at the traffic analysis zone (TAZ) level for each future scenario.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 134p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01580944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/OH-2015/23
  • Contract Numbers: SJN 134826
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2015 7:42AM