Use of a Simplified Urban Traffic Forecasting Procedure for Project Analysisby Alfred J. Neveu, NYSDOT, Albany, NY, USA,
David T. Hartgen, NYSDOT, Albany, NY, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment
Abstract: This paper presents New York State Department of Transportation's experience with the calibration and testing of a simplified procedure for estimating urban traffic at the project level. The procedure was developed by COMSIS Corporation under contract to FHWA, and NYSDOT, as a sub-contractor, was responsible for testing the procedure and assessing its effectiveness and accuracy. The procedure estimates a traffic growth factor based on the growth of trip production and attraction variables. It uses a simplified gravity model formulation and a 24-zone structure centered on the project site. Six case study sites were selected to test the procedure.
Subject Headings: Traffic analysis | Traffic management | Urban areas | Travel patterns | Case studies | Forecasting | Project management
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