Four Decades of Travel Modeling and Forecasting in North Carolina--Lessons Learned

North Carolina Department of Transportation planning staff first had experience with travel modeling and forecasting in the early 1960s. The experience included both oversight of work by consultants and in-house travel modeling. In the 1960s consultants were primarily employed for work in the larger urban areas. The State staff primarily handled the transportation planning work in smaller areas. North Carolina General Statutes enacted in 1959 required all municipalities to have a major street plan adequate to serve both existing and future travel needs. As studies continued into the 1970s, more and more of the work was accomplished by the State staff both in large and smaller areas. Some modeling work was also accomplished for a multi-county area. A large variety of travel modeling techniques and procedures were used and researched by the staff in the last four decades of the 20th Century. This paper provides a summary of the various procedures and techniques used in the four decades and the lessons learned.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: Tools of the Trade: 9th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, September 22-24, 2004, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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  • Accession Number: 01043965
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  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 1:39PM