Future Needs in Travel Forecasting: Advanced Models and Planning Techniques

Traditional travel forecasting models and techniques currently in use at the Texas Department of Transportation and other local agencies in Texas require a large amount of manual work and cannot possibly account for the complicated nature of how human communications and the transportation system will continue to evolve. Today, many advanced transportation models are computerized representations of the complex infrastructure, personal travel behavior, and commodity flows in our transportation system and were developed several decades ago. Recent technology innovations and access to an increasing array of data are now making it possible to more accurately capture the impact of changes on the transportation system using new modeling techniques. This document provides an overview of why and how change is needed in the way travel patterns are forecasted and transportation planning is conducted, and how transportation policy relates to and can affect that change. Details about exactly why and how the forecasting techniques and models are evolving, as well as the specifics of where current methods fall short, are provided in a forthcoming technical report.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
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  • Accession Number: 01600179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2016 12:33PM