Training For Treasure Coast Regional Planning Model V4.0 (TCRPM 4.0)

APA Florida Chapter, Broward Section


Friday, March 13, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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The purpose of the March 13 FSUTSM Users Group Meeting is to provide hands-on training on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Model, Version 4.0 (TCRPM 4.0). The TCRPM 4.0 is an advanced activity-based travel demand forecasting model. The modeling area covers the three counties in Treasure Coast region: Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River. The model has been developed to ensure that the regional transportation planning process can rely on forecasting tools that will be adequate for new socioeconomic environments and emerging planning challenges. It is equally suitable for conventional highway projects, transit projects, and various policy studies such as highway pricing and managed lane analysis. The TCRPM 4.0 model is based on the CT-RAMP (Coordinated Travel Regional Activity-Based Modeling Platform) family of Activity-Based Models (ABM). The CT-RAMP framework adheres to the following basic principles: - The design corresponds to the most advanced principles of modeling individual travel choices with maximum behavioral realism. In particular, it addresses both household-level and person-level travel choices including intra-household interactions between household members. - Operates at a detailed temporal (half-hour) level, and considers congestion and pricing effects on time-of-day and peak spreading. - Reflects and responds to detailed demographic information, including household structure, aging, changes in wealth, and other key attributes. - Offers sensitivity to demographic and socio-economic changes observed or expected in the Treasure Coast metropolitan region. - Provides detailed inputs to traffic micro-simulation software. The TCRPM 4.0 model will be used for the three MPOs to update their 2040 LRTPs, and it will also be used for all other related planning studies in the region from now on. Therefore, it is extremely important for transportation modelers and planners alike to understand the model and be able to interpret the inputs and outputs of the model for planning purposes. The training is designed to provide model users an opportunity to learn the structure and operation of the model through guided exercises. The following topics will be covered: - Model Design Review - System Requirements & Installation Review - Overview of Model Inputs and Outputs - Scenario Setup - Hands-On Self-Guided Exercise(s) - Reporting and Visualization Tools - Wrap-Up / Discussion By attending the workshop, it is anticipated that participants will gain a basic understanding of the new generation of travel demand models and learn how to perform simple operations to extract information from the model to support their planning activities.

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