Transportation planners and engineers in Florida have found that microcomputer technology enhances data collection and analysis procedures in the state's origin-destination travel surveys. This article describes the use of computer hardware in conducting roadside surveys with the basic goal of obtaining an adequate sample size of useful data with minimal driver delay. The notebook-size computer hardware allows surveyors to improve data accuracy and the corresponding percentage of valid surveys without compromising their safety or that of the motorist. Significant cost savings are realized by integrating the following concepts into the origin-destination data collection process: 1) real-time data entry, 2) on-site editing, 3) automatic geocoding, 4) core survey crew, and 5) mobile field office. With extensive planning and project control, this microcomputer-based technique results in data that is accurate and efficient for travel model development in any study area.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Muntean Jr, D
  • Publication Date: 1995-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1995 12:00AM