Evaluating the Benefits of Multi-Modal Investments on Promoting Travel Mobility in Central Florida

In this research effort, a trip-based approach is employed to study the benefits of investments on public transit and non-motorized transportation in the Central Florida region. Florida trip-based method is geared toward auto-oriented mobility analysis. With growing emphasis in Florida’s urban regions on non-auto mobility – public transit, pedestrian, and bicyclist modes – it is useful to develop methods that accommodate the potential adoption of non-auto modes within the mobility planning process. Toward this end, the proposed research effort employs an existing regional model framework to study multi-modal mobility. The study effort provides frameworks to estimate transit and non-motorized mode demand and identify policies to alleviate auto-related travel burden while enhancing non-auto mobility. The analyses are focused on four major components: (1) mobility component – demand analysis for non-motorists road user groups; (2) safety component – zonal level crash frequency and severity analysis for non-motorists road user groups; (3) ridership analysis – transit demand analysis for Lynx and SunRail systems;and (4) cost-benefit analysis – cost-benefit analysis for SunRail commuter rail system. These components were examined, and the associated models were estimated for the study area defined by the Central Florida Regional Planning Model, Version 6.0. The model estimation efforts were also augmented by validation and policy implication exercises. The overall framework proposed and demonstrated in this research effort provides policy makers a blueprint to begin incorporating non auto mode choice alternatives within the traditional travel demand framework across various urban regions in Florida.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 175p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: BDV24-977-15
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2019 10:35AM