Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Integration of Land Use and Transportation Modeling in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation released a report on integration of land use and travel behavior modeling in the state of Ohio:
"Facing major challenges related to energy consumption, global warming, environmental quality, and economic viability, metropolitan regions around the world are examining the consequences of alternative growth patterns on resource consumption. As we plan for new land use policies and investments in the transportation system over the next decade, we will face a new set of challenges tied to the changing demographic and economic conditions in Ohio, in addition to the rising costs of energy and related policies aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of our economy. The first step in understanding the possible implications of these changes is a deeper understanding of the current relationships between land use and travel behavior, and how these might be impacted by future land use, transportation and energy policies."

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