LINKED SIMULATION OF LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: DEVELOPMENTS AND EXPERIENCE IN THE PUGET SOUND REGION. IN: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING METHODS APPLICATIONS. PROCEEDINGS, THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE, DALLAS, TEXAS, APRIL 22-26, 1991

There is a great deal of interest in coordination between land use and transportation planning and policy making. This paper outlines the individual models used by the Puget Sound Council of Governments, all standard practice travel demand (UTPS, TRANPLAN) and land use (DRAM, EMPAL) models. The specific procedures, formal and informal linkages, and iterative applications that make the models a linked analytic system are also described. The results of some test simulations conducted with the linked system are presented and discussed. Some real project applications, particularly those connected with the PSCOG Vision 2020 planning are summarized. Some conclusions are drawn on the degree of success and the suitability of these analytic tools for the application. Finally, there is a discussion of applicability and appropriateness of such formally linked systems for analysis of the wide variety of land use and transportation planning problems faced by metropolitan planning organizations across the country.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Authors:
    • Sicko, R
    • Watterson, W T
  • Publication Date: 1991

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM