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Development of FSUTMS Lifecycle and Seasonal Resident Trip Production Models for Florida Urban Areas (4.89MB)

As part of the project, a survey of Florida Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) was conducted in 2001. The survey results were summarized in this report.

The survey covered issues in the following areas:

  • Agencies responsible for developing socioeconomic data;
  • Frequency of model updates;
  • Existing travel survey data;
  • Anticipated survey in the future
  • Data and methods used to estimate or project socioeconomic variables for standard FSUTMS model;
  • Data and methods used to estimate or project socioeconomic variables for lifestyle FSUTMS models;
  • Problems with special generators; and
  • Possible improvements to trip generation models.

Accuracy of socioeconomic data, availability of household survey data, a lack of standard methodologies and procedures for forecasting lifestyle variables, special trip generators, the inability to handle trip chaining, and trip rates for seasonal and retired households were identified as problems requiring more attention.

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