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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. CommunityViz Scenario Model (CVSM)
    PART is leading an effort to introduce a scenario planning tool called CommunityViz. Learn more about CommunityViz.