Travel Forecasting Results Report
FTA requires documentation of the travel forecasts for projects applying for Section 5309 New Starts funding. This documentation is focused on the forecasts, not the forecasting methods. It consists of a succinct narrative of the benefits of the project and the impacted travel markets, as well as a series of summary tabulations.
The summary tabulations provide the supporting information for the narrative. They include disaggregate district-to-district tables of project trips, auto VMT, systemwide transit trips, socio-economic data, and highway speeds. The summary tabulations can be produced using any travel demand software, Excel, FTA's Summit program, or a combination of software.
The documentation gets updated over time. As an example, the documentation updated in July 2019 is located in the Reporting Instructions.