Below is a request from Matt Hardy, Program Director of Planning and
Policy at AASHTO. If you are so inclined please answer his survey.
CTPP Program Manager
It's just as bad to not make a plan as to blindly follow the one you
From: Hardy, Matthew
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:07 AM
To: Subject: Survey on Transportation and Land Use Modeling Tools
I am pursuing a PhD in the School of Public Policy at George Mason
University where I am currently finishing my dissertation work. The
topic of my dissertation is how simplified integrated transportation and
land use modeling tools can be used to support transportation and land
use planning. As part of my research, I put together a survey to better
assess what role integrated transportation and land use modeling (ITLUM)
tools can play in the metropolitan planning decision-making process.
Recent surveys indicate that many states, jurisdictions, and
metropolitan planning organizations are looking at implementing ITLUM
tools. However, there are a number of ITLUM tools available to
practitioners ranging from simple sketch planning tools to complex
microscopic simulation tools. There are benefits and limitations to
using any type of ITLUM tool. Selecting a specific tool to use is often
a tradeoff among many different factors. The purpose of this survey is
to gather expert opinion on the use and application of ITLUM tools as it
relates to the metropolitan planning decision-making process.
You can access the survey here: https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/54c9g4817b
Please complete the survey by January 11, 2011.
If you could forward this survey to your colleagues I would appreciate
it. I am trying to get as diverse a response rate as possible. I believe
the topic of my research will be of interest to SCOP members and I look
forward to sharing the results of my research with you.
Matthew H. Hardy
Program Director for Planning and Policy
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials