Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 6. Product Delivery of New and Improved Travel Forecasting Procedures

The U.S. Department of Transportation is sponsoring a major effort to improve existing travel demand models and to develp a new travel modeling system. The problem at hand is getting information to practicing transportation planners about new techniques being produced in the travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP). Many major improvements in existing four-step travel forecasting procedures produced in the TMIP are already available with more emerging regularly. TMIP publicizes reports on those advancements as soon as they are available. TRANSIMS (the TRansportation ANalysis and SIMulation System), the next generation of travel forecasting models, is nearing completion. Transportation planners will nedd to know how to obtain those models and how to put then to work. The objective of this task will be to contine and improve the TMIP process for disseminating information on travel model improvements. The ultimate goal of this TMIP outreach activity is to provide policy and decision makers with the best and most accurate information obtainable in a tinely manner for their deliberations. TMIP will provide information on new travel forecasting procedures for state and local agency staff personnel through a comprehensive program that includes a World Wide Web site, semi-annual newsletter, annual conferences, and periodic topical seminars. TMIP will also provide opportunity for interaction among researchers and practitioners by maintaining an e-mail subscriber list. The outreach program will also include a clearinghouse that will publicize and make available publications prepared in TMIP and other contributory projects, and many of those publications will be published on the TMIP website. TMIP will continue providing training and technical assistance for transportation planners and will prepare usr manuals to help them use the best travel forecasting procedures available.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $170000.00
  • 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 (AASHTO)

    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:

    McCready, Ronald

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shunk, Gordon

  • Start Date: 19990504
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 3114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557279
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2015 1:02AM