Spatial Transferability Using Synthetic Population Generation Methods

Develop a new method to transfer daily travel behavior data from one place to another. This fills a critical gap in practical applications that need data to study behaviors but also to estimate behavioral models. The basic ingredients of this new method are: a) the most recent California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) data that includes household and person characteristics and an one day place-based diary that spans an entire 12 month period in 2012 and 2013; b) a very detailed database of all the business establishments in California that enables computation of land use indicators at many geographical scales; and c) highway and public transportation networks connecting all the business establishments to all the CHTS participants.