Support for Implementation of TRANSIMS in Portland, Oregon and Estimation of Emissions Impacts of TRANSIMS Microsimulation

This project has 9 tasks: (1) complete the Track 1 application in Portland and document the procedures and lessons learned from that implementation; (2) implement, Calibrate, validate, and document the GEN2 model in Portland; (3) identify issues in the Transportation Analysis Simulation System (TRANSIMS) modeling approach that could substantially affect the ultimate success of the project, and investigate ways these issues might be addressed before they critically impact the project schedule; (4) develop written materials that provide the basis for a wider understanding of the TRANSIMS implementations in Portland; (5) develop user inputs to involve the technical working group and other potential users in the TRANSIMS implementation process at METRO; (6) outreach to proactively provide the industry with information and insights regarding the technical aspects as well as the costs and benefits of implementing TRANSIMS; (7) to develop methods to synthetically generate a set of TRANSIMS activity and network files using traditional regional travel demand model data; (8) to compare TRANSIMS and MOBILE6 emission estimates to evaluate aggregation methods and procedures for integration methods and integration procedures identified by FHWA and EPA; (9) to develop a contracting mechanism to enable quick response to issues that arise during the course of the study.


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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:

      AECOM Consulting Transportation Group

      2751 Prosperity Avenue
      Suite 300
      Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ellis, Ray

    • Start Date: 20050214
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080215
    • Source Data: RiP Project 15068

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460148
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-04-D-00015
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:19PM