Evaluating the Feasibility of a Passive Travel Survey Collection in Complex Urban Environment: A Case Study in New York City

The combination of increasing challenges in household travel survey and the advances in global positioning system/geographic information system (GPS/GIS) technologies has motivated the initiation of this project, which is to test the feasibility of a passive travel survey in a complex urban environment. The study is set in New York City whose unique challenges include urban canyon effect, extreme density and diversity of the land use pattern, and a complex transit network. This study builds upon and expands past research by creating a multi-modal network, designing rules that accommodate complexity and flexibility for travel mode detection, and developing procedures and models for trip end clustering and trip purpose prediction. The study results are promising, reporting success rates ranging from 60% to 95%. The reported project points to a future where conventional self-reporting surveys are to be supplemented or even replaced by passive data collection methods.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-2782
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:21AM