Regional Modeling Program
PART manages the regional modeling program in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Planning Department and the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Burlington-Graham Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).The program is jointly funded by each agency listed above and saves each MPO approximately $100,000 a year through PART's coordination of the program. View our Regional Modeling Vision (PDF).
The program consists of four elements:
- Regional Travel Demand Model (RTDM)
RTDM is a multi-modal four-step regional travel demand model, designed to support long range transportation planning and programming decisions in the Triad region and in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Burlington-Graham MPOs. Learn more about the Regional Travel Demand Model.
- Advanced Freight Model (AFM)
The goal is to provide a safe freight transportation system, support the region's economic well-being, and achieve efficiency in operations and investment in the freight transportation system. Learn more about the Advanced Freight Model.
- Transit Boarding and Estimation Simulation Tool (TBEST)
The Transit Boarding Estimation and Simulation Tool is a multi-faceted GIS-based modeling, planning and analysis tool which integrates socio-economic, land use, and transit network data into a unique platform for scenario-based transit ridership estimation and analysis. Learn more about the Transit Boarding and Estimation Simulation Tool.
- CommunityViz Scenario Model (CVSM)
PART is leading an effort to introduce a scenario planning tool called CommunityViz. Learn more about CommunityViz.