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					Florida Model Task
       Force
 …….the Teamwork
    Approach
    A Presentation to the MPOAC

         By Dennis Hooker
      Model Task Force Tri-Chair
 Florida had 15 Urban Areas in 1980


MPO Planning
•15 Urban plans

             Supported by:
             15 Urban models
             …All Models Different
            25 Urban Areas in 1990

MPO Planning
•25 Urban plans

                  Supported by:
                  25 Urban models
                  …Florida
                  Standard Model
    7 New-Urban Areas have Models

MPO Planning
•25 Urban plans
•7 New-Urban plans

               Supported by:
               25 Urban models
               7 New-Urban models
 Models are Joined to Support Regional Planning


MPO Planning
•25 Urban plans                        Orlando 3
                      North Central
•7 New-Urban plans
•Regional Planning      Tampa Bay         Treasure
                                           Coast

    Supported by:          Southwest
    25 Urban models                       Southeast
    7 New-Urban models
    6 Regional models
 MPOs MODEL FLEXIBILITY



AND………..
The structure of the
Florida Standard Model
provides the flexibility for
each MPO to customize
for their respective area
and particular application
    Florida also has a Statewide Model

MPO Planning
•25 Urban plans
•7 New-Urban plans
•Regional Planning
•Statewide Planning Supported by:

                     25 urban models
                     7 New-Urban models
                     6 Regional models
                     1 Statewide model
            Uses of the Florida
             Standard Model
   Model Validation             Comprehensive Plans
   MPO Plan Updates             DRIs
   Interstate Master Plans      Concurrency
   FIHS Action Plans             Applications
   PD&E Studies                 Campus Master Plans
   Final Design Studies         Toll Feasibility
   Interchange                   Studies
    Justification Reports        Congestion
                                  Management Systems
WHO SUPPORTS ALL THESE MODELS?



 FLORIDA
     MODEL
        TASK
           FORCE



AND … MPOs are active members !!
     Florida Model Task Force

 Mission – To advance model development and
  applications to serve the transportation
  planning needs of the Department and local
  governments.
 Operates in a responsive, consistent, and
  credible manner to establish standardized and
  uniform modeling practices.
    Florida Model Task Force Leadership




   MPO Planning and Modeling – Dennis Hooker,
    Metroplan Orlando
   Regional Planning and Modeling – Daniel Lamb,
    FDOT District 7
   District Planning and Modeling – Shi-Chiang Li,
    FDOT District 4
     Florida Model Task Force
          Voting Members
 25 MPOs
 8 FDOT Districts
 4 Florida Standard Model User’s Groups
 Florida Transit Agencies
 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
 Other State Agencies – DCA, DEP
          March 2001 Meeting




MPOs, Counties, Cities, FDOT, Transit Agencies,
FHWA, Consultants, and Universities
                72 Attending
        Model Task Force
         Subcommittees
 Highway Network (HNET) – What roads
  are important for auto, trucks, and transit to
  use
 Freight Planning/Modeling – Safe and
  efficient movements of goods and products
 Transit Modeling – Public Transportation
           Model Task Force
            Subcommittees
   Trip Generation – How many trips are made
   Geographic Information System (GIS) –
    Mapping the transportation systems using
    state-of-the-art Geographic Information
    Systems
   Transportation Land Use – Identify growth
    and development
   Trip Distribution – Where did these trips go
                             On-Going

               Urban Freight
Model Task
Force (MTF)


                 Modeling
Freight
Subcommittee


               Methodology

                     Modeling
                     Truck Trips
                     in Urban
                     Areas
                  StatewideOn-Going
Model Task       Intermodal
               Highway Freight
Force (MTF)
Freight


                    Model
Subcommittee




                     Taking Care of
                     Long Distance
                     Freight Trips and
                     Intermodal
                     Connectors
                                  On-Going

                  Life-Style Trip
Model Task
Force (MTF)


                   Generation
Trip Generation
Subcommittee




                     Taking Care of :
                     Snow Birds,
                     Baby Boomers,
                     Generation X …
                              On-Going

               Generalized
Model Task
Force (MTF)


               Nested Logit
Transit
Subcommittee


                  Model
                  Calibrating Transit
                  Models with Sand
                  (Florida)
                  instead of Snow
                  (Minnesota)
                                 On-Going

               Time-of-Day
Model Task
Force (MTF)


                Modeling
Transit
Subcommittee




                 One Step Ahead
                 of the Federal Travel
                 Model Improvement
                 Program (TMIP)
                 ( We Think !)
                                    On-Going

                    Alternative Trip
Model Task
Force (MTF)


                      Distribution
Trip Distribution
Subcommittee


                     Methodology

                        “Looking for a
                        Better Way”
                               On-Going

                     GIS
Model Task
Force (MTF)


                Transportation
GIS
Subcommittee


               Data Integration

                    Applying GIS
                    Technology to
                    Networks
                             On-Going

                  Land Use
Model Task
Force (MTF)


               Transportation
Land Use
Subcommittee


                 Integration
                    Identifying
                    Equilibrium of
                    Land Use and
                    Transportation
                    Investments
      Integration of
   Innovative Modeling
    Methodologies into
     Florida Standard
           Model


Good    Better     Best
How is the Model Task Force Organized
     5 MPOs    District 1

     2 MPOs    District 2

     4 MPOs    District 3

                              CENTRAL
                             CENTRAL
     5 MPOs    District 4     OFFICE
                               OFFICE

     4 MPOs    District 5
                             Click here for
      1 MPO    District 6   decentralization

     4 MPOs    District 7
FDOT Central Office is a non-voting
   member, what is their role?
   Develops new modeling methodologies
   Maintains the Florida Standard Model
   Provides technical modeling support
   Manages research projects
   Provides Model Task Force technical and
    administrative support
   Offers training workshops
The Florida Standard Model Toolbox

FSUTMS    – Modeling Software
VisualPlanning Environment (VIPER) –
Network Editor
Urban Land Use Allocation Model (ULAM)
– Land Use Allocation Software
GIS-TM   (GIS for Transportation Modeling)
– The Bridge between FSUTMS and GIS
           Training Workshops




           Florida Standard Model - FSUTMS

•Basic
•Calibration      •Basic Transit       •GIS/TM
•DRI              •Advanced Transit    •Applications
•Special Update   •Freight             Conference

				
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