Virginia Transportation Modeling Program



Kingsport, Tenn.- Va., Regional Travel Model

Model Facts

Last update: May 2007

Developer:
Louis Berger Group

Completion year:
2006

Base year:
2003

Forecast year:
2030

2000 population:
120,000
(Virginia subtotal = 10,000)

Area:
120 square miles

Jurisdictions:
Sullivan County, Tenn., and Scott County, Va. (p*)

Air quality status:
In-attainment

Internal TAZs:
185

Software:
TransCAD

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

Time period modeled:
24 hours

Mode:
Passenger vehicle

*partial jurisdiction


Kingsport

Regional characteristics

Kingsport is a small urban area with steady growth. About 92 percent of the metropolitan area is in Tennessee.

The model includes the entire Kingsport Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

The model is bounded by the Bristol, Tenn.-Va., MPO on the east and the Johnson City, Tenn., MPO to the south.

The model is maintained by the Kingsport MPO.

Travel characteristics

Highway access to the area is by U. S. Routes 11 and 23, Interstates 81 and 181, and others.

Freight movement is primarily by truck and rail.



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