Frank S. Koppelman

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Frank S. Koppelman is professor of civil engineering and transportation at Northwestern University. This article is drawn from his formal remarks to the 10th Annual UCTC Student Research Conference that met at the University of California, Irvine in February 2005 (

Innovations In Traffic Modeling

Frank S. Koppelman

The study of travel behavior attempts to understand why, when, where, how, and with whom people travel. It then tries to predict how they will travel in the future. Predictions depend on the design and operation of future transportation systems and on changes in population characteristics. Thus, they are useful tools when choosing among alternative designs for future transportation services and sizing facilities to meet future demands.

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