Policy Sensitivity for Commodity Flows

The objective of this research project is to determine the best ways to add policy sensitivity to a microsimulation of commodity flows. The MVFC freight model is presently heavily descriptive with only a limited ability to test policies designed to improve the transportation system. In addition, more conventional freight models for large, mulitstate regions have been deficient in how trucking costs have been handled. This project will take a fresh look as public-agency freight policies and match them with the potential capabilities of a microsimulation freight model. It is expected that critical changes to the MVFC freight model will occur within two particular steps: destination choice and path finding.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $67000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 04-28

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Horowitz, Alan

  • Start Date: 20110315
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110530
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28088

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468042
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 04-28
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:44PM