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Expected Changes in Transportation Demand in Virginia by 2025
John S. Miller
John S. Miller
Year: 2003
VTRC No.: 03-TAR5
Abstract: To support Virginia's initiatives to design a multimodal transportation plan for the year 2025, this report summarizes how transportation demand is expected to change over the next two decades. Four broad areas affecting transportation demand are explored: socioeconomic changes, public policy changes, freight trends, and changes in how the transportation network is used. Accordingly, socioeconomic, policy, and freight influences on travel demand and resultant measures of freight and passenger use are discussed here. Sources include the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, NPA Data Services, Inc., and literature references identified in the Transportation Research Information Service. Specific citations are given in the body of the report.