Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Travel Demand Forecasting and Model Application

APA Florida Chapter, Broward Section


Friday, October 6, 2017
9 a.m. - noon EDT

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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The topic of the October 6 2017 FSUTMS Users Group Meeting is Travel Demand Forecasting and Model Application. By attending the Users Group meeting, participants will learn the planning applications using travel demand forecasts; innovative methodologies for regional model development; and using the Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models in transportation planning. The meeting includes three presentations:

The first presentation is titled “Regional Freight/Truck Models: Overview and Best Practices”, 

The presentation will include:

·             an overview of the history of freight/truck modeling;

·             a classification of freight models ;

·             and best practice models that will be reviewed and compared with D4 needs. 

The history of freight/truck modeling will describe the difference between truck and freight modeling and how they complement each other; the increasing complexity of freight models as they have developed, culminating most recently with touring and supply chain models.  A classification of two types of trip tables and one current type of supply chain model will be presented.  Six models in current usage, two from FDOT and 1 from another State DOT; and 3 from MPOs will be presented as an example of the best practice in freight/truck modeling.

The second presentation is titled “Tour-Based Commercial Vehicle Models – Model Implementation and Output Visualization”, 

This presentation will cover the design and implementation approach of a regional tour-based commercial vehicle model. The model has recently been implemented in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, Batlimore, Maryland, and Portland, Oregon, and is based on earlier work in Chicago. The model is a disaggregate tour-based model, similar in concept to the activity based models of household travel. The portion of the model system that simulates freight truck deliveries can be connected to freight shipment demand extracted from the Florida Statewide Model’s FreightSIM component. The presentation will also cover approaches to report and visualize results from the model in a web browser based dashboard

The third presentation is titled “Local ratios - Space to Employee”, 

This presentation shows an analysis on number of employees per 1,000 square feet for several employment categories used in the Activity-Based SERPM.   The analysis has attempted to validate the conventional assumptions of converting gross floor spaces to number of employees such as 4 employees per 1,000 sq. ft.  Nine employment categories including: retail, office, services, restaurant, manufacturing, wholesale, education, hotel, and government.          






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Trang Phan

Ms. Trang Phan of FDOT D4.

Colin Smith

Mr. Colin Smith of RSG.

Daniel Beagan P. E.

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