Category Archives for "Forecasting"

A Better Methodology for Trip Generation Internal Capture Rates

The Florida DOT hired the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of Florida in Tampa to analyze internal capture rates at nine mixed use site in Florida.  Brian Bochner of the Texas Transportation Institute was a sub-consultant on the project to help ensure consistency with the previous major analysis of internal capture rates […]

What is the Value of Long Range Forecasts?

This is a guest post from Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE who works at TKDA.  He co-authored the Traffic Study Manual with me and will occasionally write posts about projects he’s working on.  The reader survey I did last year asked for more case studies and guest posts.  Here you go! As I developed the scope […]

Checklist for Developing Traffic Forecasts

I’ve been a fan of checklists ever since I read Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto.  Inspired by Dr. Gawande, below is a list of things to consider when developing traffic forecasts for a Traffic Impact Study. Checklist for Developing Traffic Forecasts No-Build, Future Year Forecasts Normalize existing data to “average” weekday conditions with seasonal and weekday […]