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Surface Transportation Efficiency Analysis Model (STEAM)User Manual

Table of Contents

1.0  Introduction

1.1  Organization of this Manual

2.0  Overview of STEAM 2.0

2.1 Objectives of the System

2.2 Overall Structure of the Software

2.3 Transportation Analysis Analytical Procedures

3.0  Input and Output Files

3.1 Explanation of Market Sectors

3.2 Input Files

Layout of Network Files

Layout of the Zone Information File

Layout of District Definition File

Layout of Other Changes Files

Layout of Production/Attraction or Trip Table Files

3.3 Output Files

Main Scenario Report File

Market Report Files

District Report Files

3.4 Network Output Files

3.5 Excluded Zone Pairs File

4.0 User Interface

4.1 Installing STEAM 2.0 Software

4.2 STEAM 2.0 Program Screen

4.3 Creating, Loading, and Saving Scenarios

4.4 Defining Market Sectors

4.5 Defining Districts

4.6 Developing an Accessibility Analysis

4.7 Changing Parameter Values

4.8 Specifying Improvement Costs

4.9 Transit Service Changes

4.10 Defining Risk Analysis Input Ranges

4.11 Checking Input Data Files

4.12 Estimating Run Time

4.13 Performing An Investment Analysis

4.14 Viewing Results

4.15 Using Tools

5.0 Getting Started with STEAM 2.0

Appendix A:  Sources of Default Parameter Values

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