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TRB 91st Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)
Big Ideas for Smaller Cities: Planning in Small and Medium-Sized Communities
Jan 24 2012 10:15AM- 12:00PM
Hilton, Georgetown East
Alternative Planning Tool for Small Metropolitan Planning Organization in Utah (12-1513)
Current practice in modeling network traffic for planning applications is through a four-step travel demand forecasting model (i.e., trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, and traffic assignment) that requires travel surveys and specialized technical staffs to operate. Although such a modeling approach has been used in practice in major metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), many small MPOs usually do not have sufficient resources to conduct travel surveys, nor to house technical staffs for model development and maintenance. The purpose of this paper is to develop a simplified planning tool specifically targeted at small MPOs. To show proof of concept, a case study is conducted using a small MPO in Utah to demonstrate how the tool can be implemented in practice.
Jansuwan, Sarawut , Utah State University
Chen, Anthony , Utah State University
Ryu, Seungkyu , Utah State University
Transportation Research Board. 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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