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Transportation Planning Overview And Demand Forecasting Case Study. George Mason University [CEIE 462/562] Dr. Mohan Venigalla Guest Speaker: Mr. Kanti Srikanth Feb. 18, 2008. Planning Context. Types of plans System / Corridor / Project Plan Duration Immediate / Short / Long

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Transportation planning overview and demand forecasting case study

Transportation Planning Overview And Demand Forecasting Case Study

George Mason University

[CEIE 462/562] Dr. Mohan Venigalla

Guest Speaker: Mr. Kanti Srikanth

Feb. 18, 2008


Planning context
Planning Context

  • Types of plans

    • System / Corridor / Project

  • Plan Duration

    • Immediate / Short / Long

  • Purpose of plans

    • Implementation / Strategy or Policy Development

  • Plan Content

    • Multi or Uni Modal / Framework / Targets /Design / Mitigation


Types of transportation plans
Types of Transportation Plans

  • Motivator:

    • Mandatory / Funding / Coordination / Specific Need

  • Planning Level:

    • Statewide

      • VDOT: 2025 State Highway Plan, VTRANS 2025

    • Sub-Regional

      • NoVA: Transaction 2030 / N VTA Six Year Plan / VDOT P&R Plan / VDOT Regional Bikeway & Trail Plan

    • Regional / Metropolitan Area wide

      • NCRTPB: 2007 CLRP / FY 2008-2013 TIP

    • Local

      • NoVA: Comprehensive Plans, Corridor Plans

        • Ex: Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan – Transportation Element


Planning case study improvements to the capital beltway i 495
Planning Case Study: Improvements to the Capital Beltway (I 495)

  • Type: EIS

  • Duration: Short and Long term

  • Purpose: Identify roadway improvements to address congestion and enhance mobility in the corridor

  • Plan Content: Purpose & Need; Current Conditions; Forecast Demand; Forecast Operating conditions; Alternative solutions; Locally preferred alternative; Mitigation elements; Conceptual design.http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hot_495.asphttp://project1.parsons.com/capitalbeltway/docs/FinalEIS.pdf


Planning case study improvements to the capital beltway i 495 continued
Planning Case Study: Improvements to the Capital Beltway (I 495) (continued)

  • Selected EIS Contents (FEIS document page numbers):

    • Study area characteristics: 47,49,51,95,96,97

    • Need for improvements: 52 – 54, 56

    • Land Use 57-59,134,135,137-139,144,151,153,157

    • Traffic Demand: 92-102, 104-106, 107-109

    • Alternatives: 62,64,65,68,73-81

    • Some of the Environmental Considerations: 132/206

      • Air Quality: 169,170,172,218

      • Noise: 178,184,228

      • Water: 190,256,258


Planning case study improvements to the capital beltway i 495 continued1
Planning Case Study: Improvements to the Capital Beltway (I 495) (continued)

  • Focus: Travel Demand Modeling

    • Trip Generation

      • Rates – Auto ownership, Income levels, HH size

    • Trip Distribution

      • Housing / Employment locations

      • Modal alternatives (SOV, HOV, Bus, Rail, Water)

    • Mode Split

      • Congestion levels / travel time / costs

    • Traffic Assignment

      • Operational mandates/constraints

  • Traffic and Revenue Estimates

    • Terms of project financing


THANKS 495)

Kanti Srikanth

Regional Transportation & Air Quality Liaison

VDOT-NoVA District

[email protected]


Types of plans selected resourcese
Types of Plans: Selected Resourcese 495)

  • Statewide

    • VDOT: 2025 State Highway Plan, VTRANS 2025

    • http://virginiadot.org/projects/resources/Virginia2025StateHighwayPlanTechReport.pdf& NoVA Map: http://virginiadot.org/projects/resources/nova.pdf

    • http://www.vtrans.org/

  • Sub-Regional

    • NoVA: Transaction 2030 / NVTA 6 Year Plan / VDOT P&R Plan / VDOT Bike & Trail Plan

    • http://www.thenovaauthority.org/transpublications.html

    • http://www.thenovaauthority.org/PDFs/Press%20Releases/1%2011%2008%20six%20year%20plan%20approval%20and%20Mason%20appointment%20PRESS%20RELEASE.pdf

    • http://virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/northern_virginia_park-and-ride_feasibility.asp

    • http://www.fhiplan.com/novabike/

  • Regional / Metropolitan Area wide

    • NCRTPB: 2007 CLRP / FY 2008-2013 TIP

    • http://www.mwcog.org/clrp/default.asp

    • http://www.mwcog.org/clrp/projects/tip/fy0813.asp

  • Local

    • NoVA: Comprehensive Plans, Corridor Plans

    • Ex: Fairfax County: Plan Document: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/comprehensiveplan/ and Transportation Map: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/pdf/transplan/tpm2006v3.2.pdf


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