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New Approaches to Travel Forecasting Models: A Synthesis of Four Research Proposals

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Final Report
January 1994

Prepared by
Bruce D. Spear, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (DTS-49), Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02142

Prepared for
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Distributed in Cooperation with
Technology Sharing Program, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590

Sponsored by
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Office of the Secretary, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Travel Model Improvement Program

The Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, has embarked on a research program to respond to the requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. This program addresses the linkage of transportation to air quality, energy, economic growth, land use and the overall quality of life. The program addresses both analytic tools and the integration of these tools into the planning process to better support decision makers. The program has the following objectives:

This program was funded through the Travel Model Improvement Program.

Further information about the Travel Model Improvement Program may be obtained by writing to:

Planning Support Branch (HEP-22)
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20590


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This report is being distributed through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Technology Sharing Program.


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