BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY

THIS VOLUME CONTAINS THE DESCRIPTION AND PRESENTATION OF THE 1961-62 ORIGIN-DESTINATION SURVEY. IT PRESENTS THE TECHNIQUES UTILIZED IN PROJECTING TRAVEL DATA TO 1980 AND THE RESULTING ASSIGNMENT OF TRAFFIC TO A RECOMMENDED NETWORK OF FREEWAYS, EXPRESSWAYS, AND MAJOR ARTERIES. COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TRIPS ARE CATEGORIZED AS LIGHT OR HEAVY, CODED TO 10 PURPOSES, WITH TRIP LENGTHS AND TIMES COMPUTED. 1980 TRIP ENDS FOR TRUCKS OPERATING WITHIN THE BALTIMORE STUDY AREA ARE ESTABLISHED ON THE BASIS OF REGRESSION ANALYSES APPLIED TO THE BASIC LAND USE AND PLANNING PARAMETERS AVAILABLE TO THE STUDY. RESULTS OF REGRESSION ANALYSES INDICATED THAT LIGHT TRUCK TRIPS WERE DEPENDENT UPON POPULATION, ATTENDANCE OF STUDENTS, LABOR FORCE, AND EMPLOYMENT IN EACH ZONE. HEAVY TRUCK TRIP VARIATIONS WERE MOST CLOSELY RELATED TO POPULATION, LABOR FORCE, AND EMPLOYMENT IN EACH ZONE. USING THESE PARAMETERS, A SERIES OF GROWTH FACTORS WERE APPLIED TO TRUCK TRIP ENDS TO ESTABLISH 1980 TRIP ENDS BY ZONE. LINKING OF TRUCK TRIP ENDS TO ESTABLISH O-D PATTERNS IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE USE OF THE "FRATAR" PROGRAM OF SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATIONS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith, Wilbur & Associates

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  • Publication Date: 1964

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 219 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM