Category Archives for "Forecasting"

A Better Methodology for Trip Generation Internal Capture Rates

The Florida DOT hired the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of Florida in Tampa to analyze internal capture rates at nine mixed use site in Florida.  Brian Bochner of the Texas Transportation Institute was a sub-consultant on the project to help ensure consistency with the previous major analysis of internal capture rates […]

Example of Iterating Development Forecasts & Capacity Analyses

I’ve written extensively about us using PTV’s Vistro software to do traffic forecasting and analyses (here, here, here, and here).  It’s cut our labor in half doing traffic studies because the modeling software is straightforward to set up and it automatically produces all of the figures and tables we need for our reports. Last year […]

Checklist for Developing Traffic Forecasts

I’ve been a fan of checklists ever since I read Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto.  Inspired by Dr. Gawande, below is a list of things to consider when developing traffic forecasts for a Traffic Impact Study. Checklist for Developing Traffic Forecasts No-Build, Future Year Forecasts Normalize existing data to “average” weekday conditions with seasonal and weekday […]

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