Innovative Data Collection and Modeling Methods for Long-Distance Passenger Travel Demand Analysis

The lack of a capable long-distance passenger travel analysis tool in the U.S. is in sharp contrast with important emerging needs for analyzing various national transportation policies related to long-distance passenger travel. Previous studies have identified two major issues with the development of long-distance passenger travel analysis tools in the U.S.: (1) Lack of recent data and high data collection cost; and (2) Lack of information on the cost-effectiveness of various methodological options. The objective of this proposed research project is to explore innovative data collection and modeling methods for long-distance passenger travel analysis. These methods have not been extensively studied or even considered in previous research, but have the potential to advance the state of the art and the state of the practice on long-distance passenger travel analysis. In this proposed research project, the feasibility of developing travel data collection applications based on global positioning system (GPS) enabled smart-phones will be explored. This project will also develop an innovative tour/agent-based modeling framework for long-distance passenger travel demand analysis.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center

      Pennsylvania State University
      201 Transportation Research Building
      University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Maryland, College Park

      Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
      5000 College Avenue
      College Park, MD  United States  20740
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zhang, Lei

    • Start Date: 20100910
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 29001

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463293
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0003
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:21PM