MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY CRITERION HOV MODELING

Many metropolitan areas define high occupancy vehicles (HOV) as those carrying two or more persons, while other urban areas say three or more. Some areas are starting to experiment with designating some roadways as HOV-2 or HOV-3, optimizing the person-carrying capacity and travel time savings of the system. It does, however, complicate the forecasting task, since the analyst must now separate auto trips into three categories: low occupancy or high occupancy two and three. This paper describes how the Washington, D.C., regional travel forecasting model was changed to accommodate this situation. This effort also highlighted the need for peak period-specific networks, trip tables, and assignments in order to conduct more rigorous HOV facility planning.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 26 1995 12:00AM