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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-095
Date: September 2013


Understanding Long-Distance Traveler Behavior - Supporting A Long-Distance Passenger Travel Demand Model

Exploratory Advanced Research . . . Next Generation Transportation Solutions

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Long-distance trips in the United States can take 2 days or 2 weeks and may involve cars, buses, planes, or all three. Whether for business, to see family, or visit a national park, such a variety of trip characteristics requires a detailed understanding of traveler needs. Exploring new ways to model long-distance traveler behavior and better identify the required supporting infrastructure is the goal of “Foundational Knowledge to Support a Long-Distance Passenger Travel Demand Modeling Framework,” a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program study awarded to Resource Systems Group (RSG).


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