Evaluation of Travel Demand Modeling Throughout Alabama Using Highway Performance Monitoring System Data

This project has two primary objectives: The first is to continue collecting Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) traffic data on behalf of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) for use in research activities. The second is to utilize the data collected under the current and previous University of Alabama (UA)-administered counting cycles to perform a detailed evaluation of the Travel Demand Models and procedures used by ALDOT and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) throughout the State. The UA will work with researchers at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH) to conduct a detailed evaluation of the travel demand modeling practices in the State. The results of this work will be used to develop guidance on improving the model development (data collection, parameter estimation, etc.) for use in the suite of regional models currently in use by ALDOT and the MPOs around the State.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $2974775.00
  • Contract Numbers:


    UTCA #14411

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University Transportation Center for Alabama

    University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, AL  United States  35487

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    1409 Coliseum Boulevard
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130-3050
  • Project Managers:

    Jilla, Bob

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 870205
    Tuscaloosa, AL  United States  35487-0205
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tedla, Elsa

    Jones, Steven

  • Start Date: 20141001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39023

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572368
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Center for Alabama
  • Contract Numbers: GR24833, UTCA #14411
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2015 1:00AM