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Accession Number PB2013-102548
Title Integrated Urban Systems Model with Multiple Transportation Supply Agents.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 26p
Personal Author D. Askaroff L. Zhang
Abstract This project demonstrates the feasibility of developing quantitative models that can forecast future networks under current and alternative transportation planning processes. The current transportation planning process is modeled based on empirical information collected from interviews with key transportation agencies and planning documents published by these agencies. The investment decision-makings rules of and interaction/negotiations among state and local transportation authorities are explicitly considered in the proposed agent-based model. Results on a test network show the current transportation planning process can be improved in several different ways. Either a more centralized or more decentralized planning process can improve investment decision-making and enhance the performance of future transportation networks.
Keywords Pavements
Transportation networks
Transportation planning
Urban systems

Source Agency Department of Transportation
NTIS Subject Category 43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Maryland Univ., College Park.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number N/A

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