NORTHEAST CORRIDOR RAIL PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION: MODELING THE FUTURE

The Northeast Corridor Project Office in FRA/DOT has been using a multi-modal disaggregate demand forecasting model (NDM). The methodology covers air, bus, auto and rail with the Northeast Corridor region broken into ten urban areas. NDM, in addition to having the usual input and output modules, has a transportation system simulator for modal choice of individual travelers and a total transportation demand submodel which forecasts total intercity trips by all modes. Results have illustrated a range of possible future rail passenger demands in NEC after the system improvements are completed. Such modeling provides a range of reasonably confident futures and illustrates the possible magnitude of changes in one or more variables upon future forecasts.

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    • Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, "Transportation Alternatives in a Changing Environment", held October 29-31, 1979, Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   USA  47971
  • Authors:
    • Gantzer, D J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00302358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 20 No. 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM