Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 90. Best Practices in the Use of Microsimulation Models

The objective of this research is to conduct an objective state of the practice analysis that includes selected states and metropolitan areas that, at a minimum, addresses the following questions: (1) Under what circumstances have micro simulation modeling efforts been found to be warranted and cost effective? Identify situations where there is a demonstrated return on investment. (2) In what ways have investing and conducting micro simulation led to better more effective designs and investment decisions? (3) How are states managing the costly data and network enhancements needed for micro simulation and dynamic segmentation modeling? (4) How are states developing, attracting, and retaining staff with the necessary expertise and knowledge to perform and oversee micro simulation modeling efforts? (5) What organizational and/or institutional arrangements have been useful in addressing any or all of the issues identified above? Research would result in a report that summarizes whether there is consensus on the state of the practice regarding where, when and how micro simulation modeling can be best supported, justified, and cost effective.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Srinivasan, Nanda

  • Performing Organizations:

    AECOM Consulting Transportation Group

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

    Roden, David

  • Start Date: 20090403
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100402
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21255

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557214
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2015 1:00AM