Partnership to Develop an Integrated, Advanced Travel Demand Model and a Fine-grained, Time-Sensitive Network

To address the challenges of moving people and goods efficiently and safely on the nation’s highways, Congress has created the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2). SHRP 2 is a targeted, short-term research program carried out through competitively awarded contracts to qualified researchers in the academic, private, and public sectors. SHRP 2 addresses four strategic focus areas: the role of human behavior in highway safety (Safety); rapid highway renewal (Renewal); improved travel time reliability through congestion reduction (Reliability); and transportation planning that better integrates community, economic, and environmental considerations into new highway capacity (Capacity). Under current legislative provisions, SHRP 2 will receive approximately $150 million with total program duration of 7 years. The goal of Project C10 is to improve modeling and network processes and procedures in order to address policy and investment questions described in the Project Background that cannot be well addressed now, and to facilitate further development, deployment, and application of these procedures. We intend to achieve this goal in partnership with a public agency that has responsibility for transportation modeling. All proposals must include a public agency partner. The primary objective of this project is to make operational in two public agencies a dynamic integrated model–an integrated, advanced travel-demand model with a fine-grained, time-dependent network (integrated activities and networks). If this objective is not achieved, neither the project goal nor the secondary objectives can be achieved. The secondary objectives of this project are: (1) Produce a portable, transferrable, product, process, and sample data set that can be adapted for use elsewhere or used for research. (2) Incorporate SHRP 2 Capacity products from projects C04 (pricing) and C05 (operations) into the model capabilities. (3) Incorporate travel time reliability into the modeling capabilities. (4) Demonstrate the application of outputs of the integrated model to estimate greenhouse gas emissions using EPA’s MOVES Model. (5) Demonstrate the dynamic integrated model set in a real-world environment on selected policies listed in this RFP.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $14000000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project C10(A)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Andrle, Stephen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Resource Systems Group Incorporated

    55 Rail Row
    White River Junction, VT  United States  05001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lawe, Steve

  • Start Date: 20090813
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23633

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  • Accession Number: 01461936
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project C10(A)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:55PM