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Research Highlights

Understanding Factors Affecting Arterial Reliability Performance Metrics

Avinash Unnikrishnan
Sirisha Kothuri , Jason Anderson
In recent years, the importance of travel time reliability has become equally important as average travel time. However, the majority focus of travel time research is average travel time or travel time reliability on freeways. In addition, the identification of specific factors (i.e., peak hours, nighttime hours, etc.) and their effects on average travel time and travel time variability are often unknown. The current study addresses these two issues through a travel time-based study on urban ... Read More

Multimodal Trip Generation, Vehicle Ownership and Use: Characterizing The Travel Patterns of Residents of Multifamily Housing

Kelly Clifton
Many cities are reconsidering their reliance on ITE’s Trip Generation Manual, now in its 10th edition. Kelly Clifton and co-investigator Kristina Currans of the University of Arizona examine the advantages and limitations of ITE’s land use taxonomy for multifamily residences. They find that the land use categories aiming to capture intensity of development for residential land uses (high-rise apartments, for example) do not appear to capture any more variation in the vehicle or person trip ra... Read More