TTI Senior Research ScientistTravel Forecasting
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
505 East Huntland Drive, Suite 455
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 407-1120 x12120
- M.U.P., Urban Planning, Texas A&M University, 1993
- B.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990
Mr. Kevin Hall is currently a Research Scientist with the Travel Forecasting Program located in Austin, Texas. Mr. Hall has been involved with research activities at TTI since 1992 with an emphasis in travel demand forecasting. He is currently responsible for providing travel demand forecasting software support to the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT), Transportation Planning and Programming (TP&P) Division, TxDOT''s District Offices, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) around the state. Mr. Hall played a key role in migrating TxDOT-TPP from the mainframe system to the TransCAD platform to conduct travel demand modeling activities. As a result of participating in the migration from the mainframe platform to the TransCAD software, he has developed numerous standardization guidelines, such as data management, storage and application guidelines, to assist TxDOT-TPP develop and apply travel models in a geographic information system (GIS) environment. Mr. Hall has provided on-site training and workshops throughout the state on the use of TranPlan and TransCAD modeling software. Because of this experience, he was involved in developing the graphical displays and data that are used on an interactive self-instructing CD-ROM course called, "Introduction to Travel Demand Forecasting." The CD-ROM course is distributed nationally through both the U.S. DOT's Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP) and the National Highway Institute (NHI). Starting in 2005, Mr. Hall has been the co-instructor for the National Highway Institute (NHI) course 152071 on, "Estimating Regional Mobile Source Emissions." He is responsible for several sections including travel demand forecasting, obtaining vehicle miles of travel (VMT) mixes by vehicle class, post-processing travel demand model speeds, and calculating emissions without a travel demand model. Recently, Mr. Hall developed the software specifications for the Texas Mobility Plans. Through the use of existing travel demand models (TDMs), the mobility plan process identified corridor and system improvements designed to meet target mobility levels for the eight Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) and the 17 small-to-medium sized MPOs in Texas. Mr. Hall was responsible for applying the travel demand models for five of the eight TMAs and 14 of the 17 remaining MPOs that have current travel demand models in Texas. The travel demand model data in combination with other processing steps is used to develop a Texas Congestion Index (TCI) value for each of the TMAs and MPOs in the state. More recently, Mr. Hall has been involved in producing a technical synthesis series for the TMIP on a variety of travel demand model topics.