Calgary's travel demand forecasting model underwent a review by a panel of transport model experts in 2006 to answer three questions regarding: the appropriateness in of model design and functionality; application to projects; and maintenance and future model development.
The findings from the panel's review were extremely positive. The Panel members stated that Calgary has one of the most advanced trip-based models in North America. From a technical standpoint, Calgary's RTM is appropriate with respect to functionality, responsiveness to policy, number of zones, and internal consistency, and is well calibrated and validated. All of which the Panel noted should be viewed as a major success.