A MODEL FOR PREDICTION OF TRUCK TRAFFIC IN LARGE, METROPOLITAN AREAS

THE TWO MAJOR CONFLICTS WHEN LOOKING AT GOODS VS. PEOPLE MOVEMENT AND THE NECESSITY OF A TRUCK SURVEY ARE DISCUSSED. THE THREE METHODS OF ESTIMATING TRUCK TRAFFIC - FACTORING TECHNIQUE, LINK TABLE OF TRUCK MOVEMENTS, AND SYNTHESIZED 0-D SURVEYS - ARE DESCRIBED GIVING THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF EACH. A SYNTHETIC TRUCK INTERSTRUCTURE MODEL WHICH CONSIDERS POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF ZONES AND DISTANCES BETWEEN ZONES IS DESCRIBED. FOR THIS GRAVITY TYPE MODEL THE PREDICTIONS FOR LIGHT, MEDIUM, AND HEAVY TRUCKS ARE DERIVED INDEPENDENTLY, WHILE THE EFFECT OF POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT ARE DERIVED FROM REGRESSION ANALYSIS - TIME OF DAY IS CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT OF THE MODEL. THE METHODS AND RESULTS FORM THE 1956 "TORONTO TRUCK SURVEY" ARE SUMMARIZED AND A SAMPLE OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE, CHANGES FROM 1956 TO 1964, MAPS, CHARTS, AND GRAPHS ARE INCLUDED.

  • Authors:
    • Hill, D M
  • Publication Date: 1965

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  • Accession Number: 00202137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM