Technology Transfer Workshops Based on A Regional Land Use Transportation Decision Support Tool for Mississippi

The Regional Land-Use Transportation Decision Support Tool for Mississippi project created a decision-support tool that helped stakeholders in northeast Mississippi create and assess hypothetical development scenarios. These scenarios would enable stakeholders to discuss the area's future in realistic terms. The tool objectively and thoroughly allows scenarios to be assessed with respect to land use, infrastructure costs, walk and bike friendliness, and travel behavior. A specific feature is its ability to assess trip distribution, trip generation, modal split, and traffic assignment. The tool builds upon and applies two analytical engines: a Community-Viz tool for scenario design and simple impact assessments and an integrated, zone-land use-travel demand model implemented in the TRANUS modeling platform. The project integrates concerns with livable communities and economic competitiveness - two themes adopted by the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE) consortium. The results and the tools that the project developed for northeast Mississippi would be useful for other rural communities. The project proposes the development of detailed, three hour workshops to introduce the tools developed in the Regional Land-Use Transportation Decision Support Tool for Mississippi project to both transportation planners and rural planners. The workshops will provide an introduction to a suite of tools so that practitioners engaged in rural economic development and transportation planning in small towns and rural areas may gain insight into some of the most important consequences of economic development initiatives The project will discuss how tp apply the tools to a rural area in Mississippi experiencing growth in both automobile manufacture and heritage-based tourism. Workshop participants will see how higher density, pedestrian/bike friendly development can be achieved in small towns. Workshop participants will also learn how the land-use travel-demand models work and how these different tools can work together.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $33085
  • Contract Numbers:

    105956

    UNC TO #10

    MSU TO #6

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514

    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762-9546
  • Principal Investigators:

    Morton, Brian

    Poros, John

    Rohe, William

  • Start Date: 20160301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161031
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160921
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598778
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 105956, UNC TO #10, MSU TO #6
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 2 2016 11:30AM