Transportation Modeling Books to Read

This is a two-part post.  The first part are books that I've read that I think are really important to the modeling community.  These books are important for the development

Recommended Items

A Self-Instructing Course in Mode Choice Models. Frank Koppelman and Chandra Bhat
This is an excellent resource to self-teach multinomial and nested logit modeling. It comes with many examples (a few of which I have discussed here) and talks about many of the tests and metrics that are important to good model formulation and evaluation.

Travel Model Validation and Reasonability Checking Manual. TMIP.
This is a great resource of validation checking and what to look for in regards to reasonableness checking.

Special Report 288: Metropolitan Travel Forecasting: Current Practice and Future Direction. TRB.
This is a critical look at many of the modeling techniques we hold dear to our hearts.  I've been tempted to re-read it and see if things are a little better now that it has been over 5 years since it was released.

Kenneth Train's Website (thanks to Krishnan Viswanathan).  It didn't dawn on me that this should be part of this list, but it should.  I've seen his website (and maybe even linked to it previously) while working on multinomial and nested logit modeling with R.  His website is a treasure trove of discrete choice analysis

On My To-Read List

"Hubris or humility? Accuracy issues for the next 50 years of travel demand modeling". David Hartgen. Transportation volume 40 issue 6.

Computational and Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences. Scott de Marchi.

Calibration of Trip Distribution Models by Generalized Linear Models. John Shrewsbury, University of Canterbury.

Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition. Bent Flyvbjerg, Nils Bruzelius, Werner Rothengatter.



Am I missing any?  Add a recommendation in the comments.

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