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Forecasting model documentation

The overall Regional Transportation Model includes a representation of both personal travel and commercial vehicle travel.

The personal travel model estimates the future travel demand and choices of City and Region residents. An enhanced four-step trip-based model is used for this purpose and estimates trip generation, trip distribution, time-of-day choice, mode choice and route choice for a typical weekday.

The commercial vehicle model is a tour-based model which estimates the movement of light, medium and heavy vehicles used for commercial purposes.

These documents provide information on the Calgary Regional Transportation Model – including the form and function of the model and the calibration and validation results.

Calgary Personal Travel Model Description Report Vol I

The Volume I report describes the form and function of the personal travel portion of the overall RTM.

Calgary Personal Travel Model Description

Calgary Commercial Vehicle Model Description Report Vol II

The Volume II report describes the form and function of the commercial vehicle portion of the overall RTM. The commercial vehicle model has recently undergone changes to its structure and calibration. The Volume II and Volume III reports will be updated, as appropriate, when possible.

Calgary Commercial Vehicle Model Description

Calgary Regional Transportation Model Calibration Report Vol III

The overall Regional Transportation Model includes a representation of both personal travel and commercial vehicle travel. The Volume III report describes the method and "state" of the model calibration and validation.

RTM Calibration Report - Part 1
RTM Calibration Report - Part 2
RTM Calibration Report - Part 3
RTM Calibration Report - Part 4
RTM Calibration Report - Part 5
RTM Calibration Report - Part 6

RTM Network and Matrix Input Data Documentation

This report provides information on the input data for the Regional Transportation Model including the definition of the zones systems, the various zone ensemble systems, the network coding standards, and the input matrices required for a model run.

Network and Matrix Input Data Documentation