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TRIP

1. A one-way movement of a person or vehicle between two points for a specific purpose; sometimes called a one-way trip to distinguish it from a round trip. 2. An rail operations, a mechanical lever or block signal that, when…

TRIP ASSIGNMENT (FLOW DISTRIBUTION, TRAFFIC)

A process by which trips, described by mode, purpose, origin, destination, and time of day, are allocated among the paths or routes in a network by one of a number of models. See also Urban Transportation Modeling System. (TRB)

TRIP ATTRACTIONS

In planning, the number of trips, daily or for a specified time interval, to or from a zone generated by present or future land uses in that zone. The term normally refers to the non-home end of a trip. Trip…

TRIP DISTRIBUTION

In planning, the process of estimating movement of trips between zones by using surveys or models. See also Urban Transportation Modeling System and Sequential Model. (TRB)

TRIP GENERATION

In planning, the determination or prediction of the number of trips produced by and attracted to each zone. See also Urban Transportation Modeling System and Sequential Model. (TRB)

TRIP GENERATOR

A land use from which trips are produced, such as a dwelling unit, a store, a factory, or an office. (TRB)

TRIP LENGTH FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION

A list or diagram of the number or the percentage of trips made at various intervals of trip time or distance. (TRB)

TRIP MATRIX

In planning, an array of the number of trips made between each zone pair. See also Trip Table .(TRB)