The Wichita Falls MPO Travel Demand Model is being updated by the Wichita Falls MPO and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The model has a 2015 base year and a 2050 forecast year. Interim years of the model are 2020 and 2045. TGC was tasked on a subcontract basis with completing specific technical components of the project. TGC reviewed the previous base year network and TAZ geography to understand the potential changes that occurred between the previous model base year and the new 2015 model base year. We also identified the regional significant roadway facilities that were added to the network since the last update. This included identifying new, expanded, or enhanced roadways. Based on the work completed, TGC updated the relevant fields for the TDM based on TxDOT criteria and field requirements. We updated the following fields in the Network dataset: Functional Class, F-Type, A-Type, and Number of Lanes.
These updates reflected the updated and approved 2015 base year condition. Everything added to the TDM was based on the base year condition. Then, TGC worked with Walter P Moore and WFMPO to determine what roadway projects need to be included in each forecast year network. All of the relevant fields for the forecast years of 2020, 2025, 2030, 2045, and 2050.
As part of our scope of services we completed suitability analysis for the project and completed a number of maps: Developed and Undeveloped Parcels, Employment Centers, FEMA Flood Hazard Zones, Future Land Use, Roadway Functional Class, School District Boundaries and School Locations, Existing and Future Trails, Existing Sidewalk Inventory, Transit Routes and Stops, and Existing Water and Sewer Lines.
TGC developed Network Update documentation for the Wichita Falls MPO Socioeconomic and Demographic Update. This included text, graphics, maps, and tables that describe the process and the results of the demographic update.