Provide trip itineraries in personalized traveler information platforms based around cost, time, and user preferences to influence travelers to change their behaviors.

The Trip Itinerary Optimization platform was developed to optimize trip itineraries in accordance with realistic daily constraints and unique circumstances of individual travelers.

November 2017

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Overall, users agreed that the dashboard was enjoyable and easy to use in addition to being helpful in adopting new travel behaviors. Results indicated that users retained a strong preference for optimizing time and cost and were more likely to use these itineraries versus the caloric intensity and carbon emissions itineraries. Users commonly expressed interest in even more fine-grained traffic data and the ability to dynamically model the effect of changes in travel times.

Users were also generally concerned over the safety of walking and biking recommendations. Responses indicate that more information about the amenities available to cyclists and pedestrians (sidewalks, shade from trees, access to food) and routes that avoid areas of perceived elevated danger would reduce barriers to implementing such recommended modes.

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The Trip Itinerary Optimization Platform: A Framework for Personalized Travel Information

Author: Kwasnik, Ted, et al.

Published By: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Source Date: November 2017

Other Reference Number: NREL/TP-6A80-67241

URL: https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy18osti/67241.pdf

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Lesson ID: 2017-00802