Data Needs, Data Collection and Data Quality Requirements of Activity-Based Transport Demand Models

T.A. Arentze, H.J.P. Timmermans, F. Hofman, P.T.A.M. Kalfs

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Abstract

Recent policy changes and methodological advances have led to new modeling approaches of increasing complexity in transportation research. Some of these approaches require new kinds of data. Moreover, the increasing complexity of these models often also implies that more detailed data are required, leading to increased demands on respondents. This paper focuses on activity-based models. It identifies the data required to estimate these models, discusses possible approaches to collect the data and formulates quality requirements for these data. Observations in this paper are largely based on two projects conducted for the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. One project involved an examination of the validity, reliability and data quality of alternate ways of collecting diary data. The other, still ongoing, involves an activity-based model, called ALBATROSS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport surveys: raising the standard : proceedings of an international conference on transport survey quality and innovation, May 24-30, 1997, Grainau, Germany; Workshop on modeler's needs.
EditorsP. Jones, P. Stopher
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
PublisherTransportation Research Board
PagesII-J-1/35
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameTransportation Research Circular
VolumeE-C008
ISSN (Print)0097-8515

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