WORKSHOP ON PROJECT PLANNING. TRAVEL DEMAND ANALYSIS NEEDS FOR PROJECT PLANNING

This paper reviews travel analysis needs for project planning and provides a starting point for subsequent conference discussions. The concern is project planning for both highway and transit facilities in urban and rural contexts. There are 3 interrelated objectives of project planning: feasibility determination, impact estimation, and design inputs. Requirements are changing in the 1980s with a shift toward maintaining and making better use of existing infrastructure, with greater dependence of private and nonfederal financing; with greater concern over freight movements; and with less rigidity in federal planning guidelines. There are two general approaches to project-planning travel demand: (1) Surveys and counts of existing conditions; and (2) Chains of travel demand models frequently maintained as part of the urban transportation planning process (UTPP). Both forecast approaches use special procedures and techniques to produce final demand estimates. Desirable attributes of demand analysis methods are derived from different perspectives: (1) Sound modeling practices; (2) Output requirements; (3) Emerging requirements; (4) Practical concerns.

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    • Skinner Jr, Robert E
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 28-33
  • Monograph Title: TRAVEL ANALYSIS METHODS FOR THE 1980S
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  • Accession Number: 00390198
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  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM