Virginia Transportation Modeling Program

Lynchburg Regional Travel Demand Model



Michael Baker Jr. Inc.

Completion year:

Base year:

Forecast year:

2000 population:

City of Lynchburg and Amherst (p*), Bedford (p)
and Campbell (p) counties

Air quality status:

Internal TAZs:

Cube Voyager

Trip purposes:
Home-based work
Home-based other
Non-home based
Heavy truck

Time period modeled:
Daily, morning peak hour,
afternoon peak hour

Passenger vehicle,
heavy truck


Regional characteristics

The Lynchburg Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in the western piedmont region of Virginia, includes the city of Lynchburg, and the urbanized portions of Amherst, Bedford and Campbell counties.

The MPO handles transportation issues for the urbanized portion of the Region 2000 Regional Commission.

The travel demand model provides traffic forecasts for various corridor and environmental impact studies, and serves as the primary forecasting tool for the Lynchburg MPO's long range transportation planning.

Travel characteristics

Highway access to the metropolitan area is provided by a number of significant federal highways routes, including U.S. Routes 460, 29, 221 and 501.

The thoroughfare system in the study area is supplemented by state primary Routes 24, 128, 130, and 291.

There are no HOV or toll facilities in the Lynchburg MPO.

The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company provides public bus service in Lynchburg as well as nearby Madison Heights.

Greyhound Lines provides inter-city transit throughout Central Virginia.

Passenger air service is available at Lynchburg Regional Airport, located in Campbell County south of the city.

Kemper Street Station, in Lynchburg, gives residents access to Amtrak rail passenger service. Freight is transported through the region primarily by truck and rail, Two rail lines, Norfolk Southern and CSX, use Lynchburg as a freight junction and transfer point.

The largest flow of home-to-work trips in the area occurs between Lynchburg and the surrounding counties.

A major commercial strip is positioned along the Route 29 corridor in Campbell and Amherst counties.

Other major traffic generators include Liberty University, Lynchburg College and River Ridge Mall.

Model Contact
Yifang Yuan

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