RSG developed an integrated travel model system that combines an advanced activity-based travel demand model with a detailed time-sensitive network assignment model. This model system more accurately captures the dynamic interplay between traveler behavior and network conditions, and allows planning organizations to build more accurate models. These models will enhance the decision making process around transportation-related issues such as variable road pricing and travel demand management strategies. This integrated modeling system includes three sub-models:
This integrated modeling system demonstrated enhanced sensitivity to changes in network performance by detailed time of day, and further demonstrated the transferability of activity-based model systems across regions. This model system is being applied in Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida; and Burlington, Vermont.