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Mission, Vision, Goals, Principles

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The XXX Foundation for Advancing Travel Analysis Methods

Mission

The Foundation’s mission is to advance rigorous transportation and land use decision-making for the public good by advocating for, facilitating, and supporting improved travel analysis and forecasting methods.

Vision

Be the primary venue through which leading researchers and practitioners seek to develop and improve travel analysis methods and tools that are demonstrably valuable, credible, transparent, tractable, reproducible, and usable.

Goals

The Foundation’s goals are to support, incubate, guide, encourage, teach, and convene, as follows:

Support

Provide robust infrastructure, including financial, administrative, and legal support.

Incubate

Incubate innovative and useful planning methods in preparation for deployment by states, regions, cities, and neighborhoods.

Guide

Guide research towards useful avenues and products.

Encourage

Encourage the use of open data standards, rigorous development practices, interoperability, reproducible research methods, and evaluation of research.

Teach

Teach core competencies and next generation travel analysis skills to researchers and practitioners.

Convene

Convene leading academics and practitioners to guide the Foundation’s efforts.

Principles

The Foundation is guided by the following principles:

  • Respectful, honest, technical-based interaction;
  • Collegial and collaborative;
  • Driven by usefulness;
  • Acting in support of the public good;
  • User-friendly packaging and licensing;
  • Consistently high-quality work products;
  • Faithful implementation of standards; and,
  • Lawfulness as mandatory.
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