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... 19 The modeling approach adopted in this guidebook is a major improvement over traditional approaches. It has solid conceptual foundations, and more importantly, produces estimates that are more accurate than alternative methodologies.
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... 20 Using Commodity Flow Survey Microdata and Other establishment Data to estimate the Generation of Freight, Freight trips, and Service trips • Economic-based. Instead of using variables like square footage that do not measure the intensity of the activity performed at the establishment, the models use employment, which correctly measures the intensity of the use of space, which leads to better forecasts of FSA.
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... Modeling principles 21 and economic nature of the models. Instead of estimating FSA models based on land use patterns, the team estimated the models by industry sectors.

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