Tri-County Based Travel Demand Forecasting Analyses in the Tampa Bay Area, State of Florida

by 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,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


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 analysis | Forecasting | Traffic models | Transportation studies | Computer models | Travel demand | Bays | Computer analysis | Florida | United States | Tampa

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