Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Civil Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Sylvan Jolibois

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Rene de Huelbes

Third Advisor's Name

Jose Guerrier

Date of Defense



The objectives of the thesis are twofold: (a) validation of trip generation rates for land use 846 (LU-846) published in ITE's Trip Generation Manual, and (b) the generation of trip generation models for a newly introduced land use, the gasoline station with convenience market, quick service restaurant and car wash. Data was collected at five sites representative of the new land use and the number of trips produced by the sites were compared with estimates made using the ITE rates for LU-846. The ITE rates were found to underestimate trip generation by 50% to 400%. Additionally, Multiple regression was performed using average daily trips and trips generated during the PM peak of the adjacent street as dependent variables and gross floor area of the convenience store and number of driveways as the independent variables. The models that resulted from the regression analysis are as follows: PMTRIPS = 82.75 + 0.0537GFA + 7.23DRW, R2 of 0.84, and DTRIPS = 2135.7 + 0.239GFA +381.4 DRW, R2 of 0.70.





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