A Guide to Transportation Modeling Using TRANPLAN for Computer Simulation of Strategies for Managing the Rural Road Infrastructure


Walter Halbach, Jerry Fruin

June 1991

Report no. 1991 TRANPLAN

The objective of this paper is to provide a starting point for those interested in using transportation modeling software in a rural road setting. An example problem will be offered, and the package that it will be demonstrated in is TRANPLAN Version 6.20 ( The Urban Analysis Group, Danville CA ). It is assumed that the reader has a basic previous understanding of microcomputer hardware, software and operating systems. With this purpose in mind, this paper will also provide example code from TRANPLAN to illustrate various parts of the analysis process. Essentially this paper is a companion guide to the various sections of the TRANPLAN manual. Because of the applied nature of this task, only cursory discussion will be expended on the development of theory. References to several articles will be made instead. The information given herein is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is implied. Reference to a trade or company name is for specific information only and does not imply approval or recommendation of the company or the product by the researchers, their institutions, or the granting agencies, to the exclusion of others that may be suitable for a specific product application.

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