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TMG Workshop: Synthesizing Future Year Population for Travel Demand Forecasting

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The Travel Modelling Group (TMG) at Mobility Network presents a workshop Wednesday, September 21, 10:00-12:00 EDT online via MS Teams. All are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

Synthesizing Future Year Population for Travel Demand Forecasting

Best practice activity-based travel demand models require a synthesized future population (and employment) distribution as a primary input. While population synthesis methods have been in operational practice for a number of years, the state of the art is still evolving and issues still exist, especially for generating future year populations.

This workshop first presents MetroPop, a new population synthesis procedure developed by Metrolinx for the Toronto-centred Greater Golden Horseshoe, and then will broaden the discussion to include experience from elsewhere in forecasting synthesized future year populations.


10:00 – 10:05   Workshop welcome, objectives & agenda - Professor Eric Miller, Research Director, TMG
10:05 – 10:40   MetroPop update & forecasting applications - Eric Petersen, Metrolinx
10:40 – 11:20   Experience in synthesizing future year populations - Mausam Duggal, WSP
11:20 – 11:30   Dynamic evolution of future year population: a quick reprise - Eric Miller
11:30 – 12:00   Open discussion: issues, needs & opportunities in synthesizing future year populations.

About the Travel Modelling Group (TMG)

The mandate of the Travel Modelling Group is to improve the state of travel demand modelling practice in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area (GTHA), which is facing major challenges to develop, implement and operate a multi-modal transportation system for the movement of both goods and people that meets the economic, environmental and social goals of the region in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. The TMG is supported by agency partners, including Metrolinx, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Cities of Toronto, Hamilton and Mississauga, and the Regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York.

For more information please visit the TMG website.

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