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We had a meeting with Tin Dihn, our Caltrans PM on the Westbound SR-91 Improvement Project PA&E
macro modeling and microsimulation modeling. We are also doing the macro model for the I-605/SR-6


9/30/2016 100%
The Technical Memorandum states that traffic data from a variety of dates and
different locations throughout the project boundary will be used for this study. I also
understand that no data will be collected specifically for validation purposes in this
SR-91 PA&EA. I just want to emphasize that without considering appropriate traffic
data for future validation purposes, the accuracy of future alternative designs may
be questioned.



OTE North has requested us to perform projection for the 2030

starting working on 2030 projection

(1)I have break iit down between the OD from AM vs PM with in

the sam TAZ. (2) I have spent hours to discuss the model with
Mr. Osborn. (3) I have adjusted the linear growth factor to
match the 2040 peak hour. The AM Peak GF=1.16 and 1.62 for
the PM Peak. Even though the 2040 AM peak traffic volume
appears lower than the consultants number, the 2040 PM peak
traffic volume is pretty close to their result. Just FYI, we are
using the 2012 SCAG RTP model not the latest 2016 SCAG RTP
model for this analysis.

Try to help HQ to set up Vissim, Trans Modeler, Trans

8/5/2016 continuous CAD training for D7

5/2/2016 100%

8/5/2016 25%

8/19/2016 100%


9/23/2016 30%

9/30/2016 60%
10/7/2016 80%
1/16/2017 100%
Discuss Issue with Brain from OTE and generate report. I did the
work, traffic needs our help but PM hesitated to provide us resource

(1) I Inform Chao that I have been doing this project for free since
May. As today, there is still no resource on this project. Even PM
injects the necessary hours today( 80 hours for this time and they
owe us at least additional 100 hours since may), I cant finish the
project by next Tuesday. I have suggest My Senior to contact
Mohammad to reschedule the upcoming meeting. (2) a meeting
with OTC/ City of Palmdale is next week, I have spend 4 hours on the
resource issue with traffic and spent another 4 hours on the 4 inches
thick traffic report.

On Jun 28, 2016, I have provided 4 comments regarding AECOMs

demand model and Microsimulation results but I did not get a satisfy
answers. A 2nd meeting was conducted last week. I believed the
growth in that area is too high and I also question AECOM AM/PM
peak hours factor. I have asked AECOM to provide me the trip table
from their model, so I can further looks into the logic behind their
number. I have also requested AECOM to convert their Synchro 9.0
input file into Synchro 8.0 version, so I can review it. Currently, we do
not have the most updated Synchro version. The lack of updated
software could be an issue to prevent us to review future consultants

Pre phone conversation on the 18th of August with Vamshi from

AECOM, We think the 2040 projected volume is on the high side and
we are also concerned about the methodology for applying general
SCAG factor for route and location specific future AM and PM peak
traffic volumes. If you can provide us the following that will really
help us to better understand your model approach: (1) Trip
distribution table (2) Socio- economic data for both existing and
future year by zone (aggregated to SCAGs zones will be highly
appreciated). In addition, for the Synchro 9.0 file, please save as
Synchro 8.0 and email to me for review.

AECOM provided us with the multi file to review

(1)Mr Osborn and I have spent days to compare their TAZ vs SCAG's
TAZ (2) we are comparing 5 time period and each period has a 1700
x 1700 matrix OD for analysis.

(1)still working on 1700 x 1700 Matrix OD, and planning to set up

meeting with AECOM to discuss (2) Synchro License is expired, I am
in the process to renewal with HQ
working on matrix
Ramp Metering Issues
This is a red tag project. I have to generated 2045 traffic volume projections
from SCAG 2012 RTP, the ensure the accuracy of the projection, I went through
the 2009/2035 Ventura County Congestion Management program to cross
checked with SCAG 2012 model and Caltrans TCR segment projection. In
additional, the verification has performed via our counts from 2001 through
Consultants Synchro analysis, Year 2018/2038 Build, EBT lane is coded 12 feet in lane wid
Lane width), but in proposed layout sheet (L1), it stated the EBT lane is 11 feet( non STD).
width will impact the traffic capacity. I have informed traffic and design that it critical that i
width in the Synchro file must match lane configuration proposed in your layout sheet othe
entire traffic report result will not be valid
PDT Meet For this project , they need to email us the existing counts and
the projected traffic numbers( growth and etc). Are they using SCAG 2012 or
SCAG 2016 Model for their analysis. If we do not agreed on their number,
the outcome may impact their alternatives and result greatly.
A reporter with the Los Angeles News Group is looking for information about truck
traffic volumes by time of day. Shes particularly interested in traffic coming from
the ports
PDT Meeting for 3 hours, and spend 1 hour to review previous data


generate report/ Liberty told me, no need to rush, we have additioanl 3 weeks to finish the
project. I have generated all direction traafic datad for 5 time period, including LDV, HDV. I
am currently filtering data for both Air quality and Noise Group and

I am at final stage finish up all required datd for Air Quality and Noise Group, I should be
finish this project( over 100+ data set) by 7/8/16

PM : Jone Lee has question regarding the 2035 and 2040 projected number from HDR and
PSR Report, additional resource is required to nvestgation

OTE : Brain asked us to clearfy some comment made by HDR, I told Brain caltrans
involment is limited to the SR 14 Main line, and we do not use Sub area model
Envirmental: in progress to transfer # to the Excel

OTE : Informed Brian that HDR number looks fine. Just FYI, we ONLY/ ALWAYS use SCAG
2012 RTP as the base year to generate ALL future projections

PM : Answer to John : The Citys projection is approximately 10% to 15% lower than our
own numbers.( It is approximately 0.05% growth different per year) In addition, I am unable
to interpolate the correlation between citys own 2035 vs 2040 number. We are using
SCAG 2012 RTP as our base year for all future projection. Please see attached PDF. We
(Planning/ Traffic/Consultant) have agreed month ago on these numbers. I have more
confident to use this set of number