Estimation Tools for Advanced Transportation Models

Statistical and econometric modeling has been used successfully in a variety of transportation modeling contexts such as travel demand and traffic simulation. Recently, tremendous progress has been made in the approaches and methods of choice analysis; more powerful and more flexible methods are now available for real case applications. Unfortunately, transfer to practitioners and agencies has not followed the theoretical developments and advanced forms of discrete choice models mainly remain an academic exercise. This project proposes to transfer new methods for transportation model estimation to a wider audience and to bring advances in discrete choice modeling to practice. Two main actions are part of plan: (1) implementation of software to estimate advanced models which are user-friendly and less time-consuming and (2) development of a graduate class on computational methods for transportation modeling.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      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:

      Cirillo, Cinzia

    • Start Date: 20130501
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34704

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01528772
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC03, UMD-2013-02
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jun 26 2014 1:01AM