VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK

D. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
9. Modelling Transportation Demand for Urban Infrastructure Planning
Date of Start

January 2004
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (R, C)

 

Scope and Objectives

Broad objective of the proposed work is to develop a framework and constituent models to analyse the time varying nature of demand for transportation infrastructure. Specific objectives include identifying the factors at individual and household level which are contributing to the change in behavior of an individual over years. Secondly, develop a modeling framework to incorporate the various sources of dynamics. Thirdly, to develop models to explain the dynamics in two main contexts: mode choice and trip generation.

Scope of the work is limited to the development of the models with regard to two main travel dimensions: Mode choice and trip production for work trips of workers in the Chennai city.

 
Methodology
• Develop survey questionnaire to conduct household travel survey to collect richer time - varying data
• Data collection
• Identify various sources of dynamics
• Develop framework to include dynamics in mode choice and trip generation
• Validate the models