DEVELOPMENT OF FSUTMS LIFECYCLE AND SEASONAL RESIDENT TRIP PRODUCTION MODELS FOR FLORIDA URBAN AREAS

The usefulness of lifestyle variables in travel demand forecasting has been examined since the 1960s but the results have not been conclusive. Currently, there have been two lifestyle model structures in use in Florida. In the late 1990s, interest among metropolitan planning organizations in using lifestyle model was tempered by uncertainty in deciding which lifestyle variables to use and the benefits of switching from a household-structure based model to a household-lifestyle based trip generation model. This research was designed to address these and other concerns. This report discusses the procedures and results of analyses of household travel survey data from three Florida urban areas. The analyses involved calibrating trip production rates using the two Florida lifestyle models for home-base work (HBW) trip, home-based shoppind (HBS), home-based social-recreational (HBSCR), and home-based other (HBO) trip purposes. The performance of the lifestyle models was evaluated by comparing the predictions from lifestyle models and those from the standard FSUTMS trip production model (thereafter referred to as the standard FSUTMS model) against the expected trips based on survey and census data. Trip rates for seasonal households were also analyzed to determine if seasonal households shared similar travel behavior as retired households and if a separate set of trip rates were needed for seasonal households.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 172 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: BC532
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2003 12:00AM