Modeling High Speed Rail Ridership and Revenue in California: An Overview

Seminar Speaker: 
David Kurth, Cambridge Systematics
Event Date: 
Friday, April 9, 2010, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

The video begins at 4:15.

Abstract: The California High-Speed Rail Ridership and Revenue Forecasting Model is a state-of-the-practice transportation model designed to portray what future conditions might look like in California with and without a high-speed train. The model was developed by Cambridge Systematics, Inc., and took roughly two years to complete. The resulting ridership and revenue forecasts provided, and continue to provide, sound information for planning decisions for high-speed rail in California. This presentation briefly describes the underlying model that was developed to generate the ridership and revenue forecasts along with summaries of ridership forecasts from published reports.