Spatial Analysis of Mobility Patterns (formerly Integrated Land-Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling: Complex Systems Approaches and Advanced Policy Applications)

The system of modern automotive transportation suffers from perpetually increasing demand. In this light, this project will be examining a simple cellular automata model of vehicle traffic (BML), and investigating the utility of intelligent traffic signals. The work is part of a larger effort at UVM to model traffic and its relationship to land use in Chittenden County, Vermont. As part of this larger effort, we are examining the stability of TRANSIMS, a state-of-the-art agent-based model of transportation developed by Los Alamos National Lab. UrbanSim will be coupled to TRANSIMS and used to simulate changes in land use. The sensitivity of the coupled model to the level of model complexity is being examined through comparative variation in different dynamic processes, submodels, variables, and parameters. The goal will be to develop a guidance matrix that would inform analysts of the appropriate level of model complexity required for a given practical application.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $122389.00
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  • 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:

    Yu, Jun

  • Start Date: 20080901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 20810

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569195
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: UVM Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0018, 023243
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2015 1:01AM