TRB Special Report 288, Metropolitan Travel Forecasting: Current Practice and Future Direction, examines metropolitan travel forecasting models that provide public officials with information to inform decisions on major transportation system investments and policies. The report explores what improvements may be needed to the models and how federal, state, and local agencies can achieve them. According to the committee that produced the report, travel forecasting models in current use are not adequate for many of today's necessary planning and regulatory uses.
Table of Contents
|Summary Findings and Recommendations||1-14|
|2 Forecasting Metropolitan Travel||19-34|
|3 Institutional Framework for Travel Demand Modeling||35-45|
|4 Current State of the Practice||46-64|
|5 Shortcomings of Current Forecasting Processes||65-89|
|6 Advancing the State of the Practice||90-121|
|7 The Pace of Change and Innovation||122-124|
|APPENDIX: Committee Statement of Task||125-126|
|Study Committee Biographical Information||127-132|
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