Tri-County Based Travel Demand Forecasting Analyses in the Tampa Bay Area, State of Floridaby Youssef Dehghani, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas, Inc, United States,
Ray Hajian, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas, Inc, United States,
Labib Qasem, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas, Inc, United States,
Abstract: This paper describes the application of the micro-computer compatible Florida Standard Urban Transportation Modeling Structure (Micro-FSUTMS) to estimate traffic volume for the purpose of evaluating a proposed highway corridor in Pinellas County, Florida. The modeling system was initially validated using a 400-Traffic Analysis Zone (TAZ) system encompassing a sub-area from three (3) neighboring counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco. The modeling system was subsequently up-graded to a 900-TAZ system encompassing the entire Pinellas County for the purpose of analyzing the feasibility of a tollway facility. Traffic forecasting and sensitivity analyses were conducted for evaluation of various highway corridors in northeast Pinellas County.
Subject Headings: Traffic models | Traffic analysis | Forecasting | Traffic surveys | Travel demand | Bays | Computer models | Highway and road structures | Computer software | Sensitivity analysis | Computer analysis | North America | Florida | United States | Tampa
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