Title

CONVERTING CENSUS JOURNEY-TO-WORK DATA TO MPO TRIP DATA

Authors

W W. Mann

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1984

Subject Area

planning - route design, planning - signage/information, land use - planning, ridership - commuting, place - urban, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Work trips, Washington (District of Columbia), Urban transportation, Transportation simulation model, Transportation planning, Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Simulation, Routes, Route analysis, Road transportation, Regional planning, Metropolitan planning organizations, Journey to work, Intracity transportation, Information processing, Highway transportation, Data processing, Computer simulation, Coding systems, Codes, Census

Abstract

Data summaries from the 1980 Census will show estimates that are low when compared to Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) trip data for Transit usage and Average car occupancies. Any MPO planning to use the 1980 Census data to calibrate or validate transportation simulation models should be aware of this discrepancy. This presumption is based on a study conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments/Transportation Planning Board (COG/TPB), using the 1977 Travel-to-Work Supplement to the U. S. Bureau of the Census Annual Housing Survey.