Long Range Element Update in Duluth, Minnesota

by Katherine F. Turnbull, Regional Transit Board, St. Paul, MN, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment

Abstract: This paper discusses the use of microcomputer transportation planning software packages to update the Long Range Element of the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan. Two programs, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Quick Response System (QRS) and the Interactive Routing Assignment Process (IRAP) developed by Roger Creighton, Associates, were utilized in the update. This paper provides an overview of the study process, a review of the evaluation of potential software packages, a discussion of the recommended traffic forecasting process, and the results and problems encountered to date.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Forecasting | Routing (transportation) | Traffic assignment | Interactive systems | Federal government | Traffic analysis | Urban areas | North America | Minnesota | United States

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