Source: adapted from EPA420-R-97-007.
MEPLAN Transportation / Land Use Model
This model is derived from the Lowry model, but considers more comprehensively the housing market and its influence on the location of the population. It includes the now classic bid-rent theory where individuals select their residential locations as a compromise between their willingness to pay for residence at a location and the related transportation costs. Once this procedure has been resolved, the data is feed in a four-stage transportation / land use model, which considers the retroactive effects congestion can have on the friction of distance, trip generation, trip distribution and residential location.