Ministry of Transportation:
Rob Penny, deputy minister
Penny: The corridor itself has the highest trip generation in North American city pairs, about three to four times the Toronto-Montreal trip generation rate. [In 2006 at the time of our study] the population of the Calgary-Edmonton corridor [was] around 2 and a half million – remember this is 2006, so they haven’t been updated, okay? – travel in the corridor is equivalent to a population of 8 million to 10 million people.
Do you have any more information on this @darwink? I'm even having a tough time digesting the definition "Trip Generation" in this sense. I find it interesting as I remember awhile back I was following the I45 on Google Earth between Dallas and Houston and noticing large swaths of it was only four lanes. I found that quite remarkable considering both metros are over 7 million. I think what spurred my interest in checking that out was noticing how busy the QEII is all the damn time. Among other things, is obviously a testament to the economic juggernaut that the Calgary-Edmonton corridor is relating to other Canadian regions.