Lehman Center for Transportation Research at Florida International University

NYMTC Best Practices Model (BPM) Base Year Update and Validation - 2010

  • Sponsor: New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
  • Contact: Dr. Xia Jin, (305) 348-2825, xjin1@fiu.edu

  • The objective of this project is threefold. First to bring the networks and demographics, counts, fare, and other data up to date and validate the model based on the updates. Also, to provide a platform to incorporate latest improvements built upon the BPM from other projects (such as the PANYNJ’s Trans Hudson project). Finally, to enhance the program by restructuring/modifying specific model components to add additional policy sensitivity.

    As part of the Parsons Brinckerhoff team, Dr. Jin will provide expert advisory assistance in the review and preparation of written project deliverables, draft and final technical memoranda. A model delivery and acceptance test plan will also be developed to facilitate NYMTC staff in conducting in-house testing and reasonableness check of the delivered BPM 2010 update package. The test plan will indicate steps and procedures to be taken, data extraction and processing programs may be included to examine and compare model outputs.