Integrated Land-Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling: Complex Systems Approaches and Advanced Policy Applications, Phase 4

This project develops, evaluates, calibrates, and validates combinations of integrated frameworks for agent-based land use and transportation models using Chittenden County as a test-bed. The project proposes to implement UrbanSim with TRANSIMS for Chittenden County and to integrate the two models together with an activity model developed by partners at RSG Incorporated. Future conditions shall be simulated based on alternative scenarios generated in stakeholder meetings and ranging from changed land use policy constraints to construction of new infrastructure. The impacts of the transportation sector on mobile source air pollution will be conducted using data from Vermont University Transportation Center (UTC) Signature Project #2. Researchers in other projects will be providing new model output metrics to consider land cover and carbon; storm water; impacts on plants and soils; network robustness; and commodity transportation. The researchers will develop code for processes to integrate these new output metrics into the combined model in a format that services the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) context and models. The most important aspect of project 1B is evaluating which of the combined model architecture components are necessary for which set of regional planning and policy questions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $102258.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Troy, Austin

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    UVM Transportation Center

    University of Vermont
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Troy, Austin

  • Start Date: 20120801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 32846

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01565917
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: UVM Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0018, 027407
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2015 1:02AM