NCHRP Implementation Support Program. Guidelines for Selecting Travel Forecasting Methods and Techniques—Implementation

The objective of NCHRP Project 20-44(32), Guidelines for Selecting Travel Forecasting Methods and Techniques—Implementation, was to build awareness of and an audience for a travel forecasting decision support tool (TFGuide) completed in 2017 under NCHRP Project 08‑94, Guidelines for Selecting Travel Forecasting Methods and Techniques. The TFGuide is intended to help inform selection for planning activities of the most appropriate travel forecasting method by transportation planners and policy practitioners. NCHRP Project 08-94 developed the TFGuide into a tool that enables practitioners to determine appropriate methods for travel demand forecasting needs and planning application use cases at regional and state transportation agencies across the U.S. The TFGuide also provides information on budgets needed for planning analysis and suggests more cost-effective methods, which can be a significant benefit to practitioners who have limited time and resources to invest in new methods. The TFGuide was designed with the understanding that the practice of travel forecasting is ever evolving, allowing an administrator to update much of the content through its user interface rather than requiring programming. NCHRP Project 20-44(32) – through four multiagency workshops, peer exchange, and direct outreach – succeeded in raising awareness of the TFGuide, accomplished usability and content enhancements, and transferred hosting of the tool to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The final report for NCHRP 20-44(32) is available here. This report documents the implementation project and suggests next steps. Chapter 2 discusses the design of the multiagency workshops and the software updates that were undertaken during the first months of the work program. Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 discuss each of the multiagency workshops. Chapter 7 discusses the peer exchange. Chapter 8 documents the interim and final panel meetings. Chapter 9 describes the technical support and additional public outreach provided. Chapter 10 summarizes conclusions from the implementation program and recommended next steps.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $375878
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44(32)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Mohan, Sid

  • Performing Organizations:

    Resource Systems Group, Inc.

  • Principal Investigators:

    Outwater, Maren

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01851060
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44(32)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2022 5:19PM