Coordinating Consistency between Statewide and Regional Planning Models

In Texas, a statewide transportation planning model is used for planning projects that will have implications on transportation across the entire state, often pertaining to major freight corridors. At the same time, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) throughout Texas use planning models for individual urban regions. Currently, these models are maintained and updated independently. This project has two objectives: improve the synchronization of these regional models (increasing accuracy and consistency of results) and streamline the process of updating these regional models (reducing duplication of employee effort). The research team will accomplish each objective through a series of model runs that will evaluate a number of options. The success in coordinating both short and long term statewide and regional models (the second objective) is dependent on choosing a proper definition of consistency (the first objective). Past research by the research team has shown the importance of determining the relationships and connections between two models of different scale. It has found that superficial or intuitively obvious consistency definitions may not capture the most interactions between statewide and regional models.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Glancy, Chris

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    University of Texas at Austin
    1616 Guadalupe, Suite 4.202
    Austin, Texas  United States  78701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Boyles, Stephen

  • Start Date: 20150901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618981
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6900
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 21 2016 9:30AM