Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Statewide Travel Demand Model Rail Component
Cost Estimate: $500,000
IowaDOT previously completed a traffic model that could be used in support of transportation system evaluation in the state. The current project is evaluating the state’s transportation system to determine the impacts of current and future highway and rail projects and policy initiatives. The model will include the freight rail network, develop projections about commodity flows throughout the state, and make projections about potential passenger rail travel demand for routes that are identified in the 2009 Iowa Rail System Plan.
The outcome will be a model that accurately reflects and projects demand for freight and passenger rail services for Iowa’s rail network (as well as surrounding states and regions). Completion is expected in October 2013.
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