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Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Travel Model Peer Review Report (2011)

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Disclaimer

The views expressed in this document do not represent the opinions of FHWA and do not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or specification by FHWA. The document is based solely on the discussions that took place during the peer review sessions and supporting technical documentation provided by Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

1.2 Acknowledgements

The FHWA wishes to acknowledge and thank the peer review panel members for volunteering their time to participate in the peer review of the SEMCOG travel demand forecast model (TDFM) and for sharing their valuable experience.

The Peer Review Panel Members were:

Brief biographies for each of the peer review panel members are presented in Appendix C.

1.3 Report Purpose

This report summarizes the results of a peer review of the SEMCOG TDFM with a focus on recommendations for new model development. The peer review was supported by the Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP), which is sponsored by FHWA. The peer review of a travel model can serve multiple purposes, including identification of model deficiencies, recommendations for model enhancements, and guidance on model applications. Given the increasing complexities of travel demand forecasting practice and the growing demands by decision-makers for information about policy alternatives, it is essential that travel forecasting practitioners have the opportunity to share experiences and insights. The TMIP-supported peer review provides a forum for this knowledge exchange.

1.4 Report Organization

This report is organized into the following sections:

In addition, the report includes three appendices:

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