Peak Spreading Tool Implementation

North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT's) Transportation Planning Branch (TPB) seeks to utilize a tool to estimate the impact of peak spreading based on capacity constraints that is found in the latest national guidance for traffic forecasting from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP 765). TPB is currently working on a research project (NCDOT 2017-24) that will synthesize information about how development density and peak travel are related and examine how traffic has changed as development increases throughout the state and throughout the southeastern region of the United States. The proposed project will take the results of the current study and apply them to TPB's alpha version peak spreading tool to develop a final tool and implementation strategy that will help traffic forecasters understand how traffic spreads and enable them to provide more realistic traffic forecasts.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $78,719
  • Contract Numbers:

    FHWA/NC/2018-07

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Bolyard, Steven

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Department of Civil Engineering, Campus Box 7908
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-7908
  • Principal Investigators:

    Searcy, Sarah

  • Start Date: 20170801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640766
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC/2018-07
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2017 10:11AM