Applications and Development Workshop
April 8–9, 2010
Development Plans and Design Concepts for TRANSIMS Version 5
List of Authors
3101 Wilson Boulevard, 4th Floor
This presentation will provide an overview of the software changes planned for TRANSIMS Version 5.0 and solicit feedback from users on desirable improvements. The Version 5.0 design attempts to streamline the data processing and standardize file formats to reduce some of the complexity and simplify data editing and analysis. At the same time, there are a number of areas where the TRANSIMS modeling algorithms and software capabilities need improvement. Key changes to the Router and Microsimulator are under development to enhance functionality, simulate larger networks, and reduce processing time.
David Roden is a Senior Consulting Manager at AECOM. He has over 24 years of experience in transportation planning, travel demand forecasting, and travel simulation modeling. He led the efforts to implement TRANSIMS software in Portland, Oregon, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio. He is also the primary software developer for TRANSIMS Version 4.0 and is currently developing the Version 5.0 capabilities.