Commuter Rail Forecasting in Jacksonville Florida

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For the Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Florida, and as a sub-consultant to WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, EA Harper developed and tested eight future year scenarios for Jacksonville’s southeast commuter rail project. Work required network coding and modifications of the CUBE-based model – commensurate with FTA standards for new starts funding.  Ms. Harper provided the draft documentation for the final […]

Origin-User Equilibrium Testing – North Carolina Statewide Model

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A full assessment of the efficacy of implementing a Origin-User Equilibrium approach for the North Carolina Statewide Model (NCSTM) was undertaken by EA Harper Consulting under contract to WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff.  Work included background research on the theory of OUE assignments, development of a testing methodology, execution and documentation of the tests, and recommendations for the most […]

New Starts Forecasting – Detroit, MI

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The Southeast Regional Council of Governments (SEMCOG) travel demand model was updated to incorporate a new mode choice model and an air passenger model.  Ms. Harper (assisting Parsons Brinckerhoff) modified TransCAD scripts to allow for forecasting travel on modes that did not exist in the previous model (commuter rail, light rail and bus rapid transit), incorporating […]