Forecasting Person Travel by Time of Day

This effort will research and document the value structures and decision processes that travelers in the U.S. use to schedule their regular travel and develop forecasting methods based on the research findings. The research will specifically identify trip valuation, prioritization, scheduling and schedule actions in response to changes in transport service availability and quality. This project will: (1) develop a classification structure for the decision processes that travelers use to schedule their regular travel; (2) develop innovative aggregate and disaggregate modeling techniques that dynamically adjust person travel by time of day according to changes in transport service availability, quality and policy; (3) demonstrate the techniques using available data; and (4) develop materials for practitioner implementation and stakeholder information on the research findings, classification structure, methods, and demonstration results.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Gardner, Brian

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

      100 Cambridge Park Drive
      Suite 4000
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
    • Start Date: 20030414
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20040927
    • Source Data: RiP Project 8048

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459221
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-98-D-00107
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:59PM