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2000 & 2005 Validation of the DVRPC Regional Simulation Model

Product No.: 08095
Date Published: 1/2008

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Geographic Area Covered: The Delaware Valley Region is comprised of five counties in Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia); and four counties in New Jersey (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer). Three municipalities in Berks County, Pennsylvania are also covered for modeling purposes.

Abstract: This report presents the results of the 2000 and 2005 calibration/validation of the DVRPC regional travel simulation models. Input data, structure, parameter estimates, and validation data are presented. Appendices present detailed input and output data and detailed operating instructions for the TRANPLAN modeling environment.

Key Words: 2000 and 2005 Model Validation, Highway and Transit Assignment, TRANPLAN, INET, Evans Iterative Travel forecasting Model, FTA Compliant, Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ's), Trip Generation, Trip Distribution, Highway Capacities and Travel and Transit Speeds, Highway Functional Classification, Modal Split, Transit Assignment, Focused Traffic Assignment, systems planning

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