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Blacksburg Regional Travel Demand Model


Michael Baker Jr. Inc.

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Base year:

Forecast year:

Base Year Population:

City of Blacksburg, City of
Christiansburg and parts of 
Montgomery County

Air quality status:

Internal TAZs:

Cube Voyager

Trip purposes:
Home-Based Work
Home-Based Other
Non-Home Based

Time period modeled:

Passenger vehicle



Regional characteristics

The region is comprised of a portion of Montgomery County, including the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. It is situated on a plateau between the Alleghany and Blue Ridge mountains in Southwest Virginia. The urbanized area has grown substantially over the past 30 years. Montgomery County was the fastest growing county in Southwest Virginia in the 1980s and 1990s.The focal point of the area is Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The county seat is Christiansburg.

Travel characteristics

The highway network in the model represents the principal street system, as defined by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Montgomery Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Interstate 81 and U.S. Routes 460 and 11 provide primary highway access.

The thoroughfare system is further supplemented by Routes 8, 111, 114, and 412. The road serving the Virginia Tech campus is Route 314.

The region is also home to the "Smart Road" facility and test center.

Commuters have access to one of the nation's more successful transit systems. Blacksburg Transit provides service to students, faculty and residents.

A regional commuter airport is located just off the Virginia Tech campus.. There are no HOV or toll facilities in the Blacksburg-Christiansburg MPO area.

Model Contact
Enhua Liu

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