Calling TransCAD from Excel

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One of these days my PhD advisor, Prof. Michael McNally asked me if I knew how to access TransCad¬† through another software, say MS Excel, and how difficult would that be. I told him that it was actually quite easy and could share some examples, but I also thought that it could also make a […]

Cube’s log file

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I already posted some stuff about CSFFM, and I still have a couple more to post (many more after TRB papers are submitted) and this time I’ll talk a bit about the network editing procedure we went over. We started to develop our network based on the previous version on the passenger model (from which […]

Transcad video tutorials

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As I already mentioned, I’m currently pursuing my PhD at UC Irvine. Among the many activities I have there, I am the teaching assistant (TA) for CEE123, which is an undergraduate senior class created to teach the 4-step modeling process to senior undergraduate and graduate students. This discipline¬† on 4-step modelling with a very intense […]

US Refineries

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I already talked about CSFFM when I presented the seasonality analysis I made for agricultural products, but now the focus is on different part of CSFFM. When working with freight modeling, often analysis use aggregate data like sector employment, GDP, number of firms and other statistics the Census provides. It becomes, then, an econometric exercise […]

Seasonality analysis

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Freight modeling is currently a very hot topic in the US, and California currently has its CSFFM being developed at UCI by a team to which I belong. First of all, there are two main streams of freight modeling. The first one has a more urban accent to it, and usually models truck movements, like […]