PRELIMINARY STUDY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A MACRO URBAN TRAVEL DEMAND MODEL

The U.S. Department of Transportation spends billions of dollars annually in aid for the construction, maintenance, and operation of transportation systems throughout the country. In order to assist resource allocation decision making the Department is developing procedures to study the effects of alternative transportation policies and programs. The TRANS model system is one component of this effort and is designed to forecast these effects in urbanized areas. However, there is dissatisfaction with some aspects of the demand predictions of the TRANS model. The primary purpose of the current study is to develop an aggregate travel demand model for urbanized areas to be used on an interim basis in conjunction with the TRANS model system until theoretical and empirical research can be undertaken to validate or modify the model proposed in this study.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Transportation Systems Division
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Systems Analysis and Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Koppelman, F S
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 139 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-P-5010.1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-10058
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM