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|license= Proprietary
|documentation= See a detailed brochure here: [http://www.caliper.com/pdfs/traveldemandmodelingbrochure.pdf http://www.caliper.com/pdfs/ traveldemandmodelingbrochure.pdf]
|data_in=ACS/Census, HERE, CTPP, LEHD, TP+, EMME, TRIPS, QRSII, TMODEL, TRANPLAN Cube formats, [[GTFS]], GIS shapefiles|data_out=GIS shapefile, maps, trip generation estimates
|website= http://www.caliper.com/tcovu.htm
}}
TransCad is a commercial travel demand forecasting full transportation GIS software product sold by Caliper Corporationthat can do travel demand forecasting. Starting with TransCAD 6.0, [[GTFS ]] file format input and GTFS-based best route solutions are supported <ref>Caliper Corporation. "TransCAD 6.0 is Released." Accessed November 1, 2012 from http://www.caliper.com/Press/pr20120814.htm</ref>. TransCAD is designed to offer easy visualization and editing of an entire transit network. TansCAD's modelling capabilities create trip generation forecasts, showing trips generated in individual zones, and zone-to-zone trip generation. This is useful for evaluating the effects of changes to the transportation network on transportation demand. The trip generation estimates might differentiate by mode.
==Special GIS Features==
As a GIS focused on representing transportation infrastructure, TransCAD offers some system representation that is more complicated to produce in other GIS applications.
 
===Network===
TransCAD's data structure stores data relevant to transportation systems, allowing for accessible manipulation to adjust the system in order to resolve issues. Some elements stored in the stat structure include:
*Turn delays or restrictions
*Overpasses, underpasses, and one-way links
*Intersection and junction attributes
*Intermodal or interline terminals, transfer points, and delay functions
*Zonal centroid connectors
*Link classifications and performance functions
*Transit access, egress, and walk transfer links
 
===Linear Referencing===
TransCAD's method of refrencing location as distances from a point along a route help with certain types of analysis. Some features this is useful for include:
*Facility infrastructure and operations data
*Accident locations
*Pavement or rail condition ratings
*Traffic flows and transit ridership data
*Facility alignments
*Capital project data
 
==Data Inputs and Outputs==
TransCAD can open, import, and export a large variety of file formats to populate attribute tables and to generate maps. A full list of file types can be found [http://www.caliper.com/TransCAD/MapYourData.htm here]
 
==Pricing==
TransCAD is a licensed software, and also offers tech support packages. As of April 2017, the full pricing table is:<ref>TransCAD pricing page http://www.caliper.com/tcprice.htm</ref>
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!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|TransCAD Software
!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|Price
!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|Comments
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|'''Standard TransCAD'''<br>Single User License
|$12,000
|The Standard License is a single workstation license that includes telephone and email technical support and free upgrades for a period of one year from the date of delivery.
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|'''Base TransCAD'''<br>Single User License
|$4000
|The Base License is a single workstation license that includes telephone technical support and free upgrades for a period of one year from the date of delivery, but does not include the travel demand models or the logistics procedures.
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!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|Custom Service Pack
!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|Price
!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|Comments
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|10-Hour Service Pack
|$2,500
|10 hours prepaid consulting by phone, email, or GoToMeeting
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!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|TransCAD Support
!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|Price
!style="color:white; background-color:blue;"|Comments
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|'''Standard TransCAD Support''' 1-Year Extension
|$1200
|If your current support contract has expired, a surcharge will be assessed to cover support reinstatement. Contact Caliper for more information and for HERE data update pricing.
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|'''Base TransCAD Support''' 1-Year Extension
|$800
|If your current support contract has expired, a surcharge will be assessed to cover support reinstatement. Contact Caliper for more information and for HERE data update pricing.
|}
==References==
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==External Links==
*Full list of TransCAD compatible file types for use, import, and export http://www.caliper.com/TransCAD/MapYourData.htm
 
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[[Category:Network planning software]]
[[Category:Scenario planning tools]]
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