Center for Transportation Studies Seminar, Activity and Transportation Models: An Introduction to Travel Models for Non-Modelers
Friday, April 13, 2012, 12 pm - 1 pm
Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU
Ben Stabler's seminar will introduce travel models to non-modelers. It will build off the previous seminar, which introduced models in general, and discuss two primary approaches to travel modeling - four-step aggregate models and activity-based disaggregate models. The inputs, basic model methodology, and outputs of each approach will be discussed. An example of each approach will be discussed as well. The goal of the seminar is to introduce key concepts, basic differences between the two approaches, and discuss the benefits and shortcomings of each approach, with a focus on application.