Virginia Transportation Modeling Program



Bristol, TN-VA Regional Travel Model

 

Model Facts

Last update: May 2007

Developer:
Louis Berger Group

Completion year:
2006

Base year:
2000

Forecast year:
2030

2000 population:
89,700
(Viginia subtotal=28,836)

Area:
275 square miles

Jurisdictions:
Bristol, Washington County and Sullivan County, Tenn.

Air quality status:
In-attainment

Internal TAZs:
147

Software:
TransCAD

Trip Purposes:
Home-based work
Home-based other
Non-home based

Time period modeled:
Daily

Mode:
Passenger Vehicle

Bristol

Regional characteristics

Bristol is a small urban area with steady growth. About 62 percent of the area population is in Tennessee.

The model covers the entire Bristol Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) , which includes parts of both Bristol, Va., and Bristol, Tenn.

The state line separating Virginia and Tennessee splits the two cities.

The Kingsport, Tenn.-Va., MPO model is west of the Bristol model. The Johnson City, Tenn., MPO is to the south.

The Bristol model is maintained by the Bristol MPO.

Travel characteristics

Bristol is a crossroads of activity for five states:
  • Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • West Virginia
  • North Carolina

Interstate 81 runs through Bristol and ties it with important population centers, including Roanoke and Knoxville, Tenn.

U. S. Route 19 connects Bristol to Johnson City, Tenn.

U.S. Route 11 connects Bristol to Kingsport, Tenn.



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