2019 Volume 5 Issue 3 Pages 436-438
Travel survey and behavior modeling still take obviously important roles in a series of transportation planning, including problem identification, problem structuring, travel demand analysis, project/policy formulation, and project/policy evaluation. Classical large-scale travel surveys (e.g. paper-based questionnaire), which have been applied in many cities in the world, have faced challenging problems such as increased survey costs, decline in quality or reliability of the results, and less continuity. The scope of transportation planning at present has become more diverse and it would cover a variety of subjects including demand management, environment, health, gender, and evacuation. Moreover, there have been dramatic expansions in travel data collection with the rapid spread of information communication technology. These issues have motivated me to set up this special issue.
This special issue has welcomed papers that are related to all aspects of innovation in travel survey methods and corresponding travel behavior modeling that show innovations in approach, outcomes, and state-of-practice. Five papers have been selected for this special issue.