DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A STATEWIDE ROADSIDE ORIGIN-DESTINATION SURVEY IN VERMONT

The results are summarized of an origin-destination survey conducted to estimate external-to-external and external-to-internal trip tables of a statewide travel demand forecasting model. Costs and effectiveness of the interview technique and the mail-back postcard technique for collecting these data are compared, and the following topics are discussed: roadway selection, survey design, sample size estimation, field data collection, survey results, and survey costs. The results of the study indicate that the interview technique is appropriate for low-volume roadways, whereas the mail-back postcard technique is not cost-effective in these low-volume situations. However, in high-traffic-volume situations, with a good traffic control plan and a well-trained crew, the mail-back postcard technique can be implemented safely with no substantial traffic delays.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 15-25
  • Monograph Title: Statewide travel surveys, traffic data collection, and urban travel patterns
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061156
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1995 12:00AM