Assessing Sustainable Freight Policies using Micro-simulation Approach

The proposed study addresses one of National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research and Eduction (CFIRE's) Signature Technical Areas of Research: Assessment of Environmental and Energy Impacts of Freight Transportation. The project will be built upon an earlier work at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in which a behavioral freight movement micro-simulation model, called FAME, was developed. The model considers the crucial role of freight activity in the economic vitality of the country, and the economic, social, and environmental impacts of freight transportation. The project proposes to link the FAME model and a network simulator so that it could be used as a test-bed for evaluating various freight policies (e.g., curfew and load/time restrictions for freight movements) and whether they help or hinder achieving sustainability goals. The project will examine the effects of different policy measures in controlling the impacts of the freight transportation system.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $78998.00
  • Contract Numbers:


    CFIRE 07-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    Urban Transportation Center
    412 Peoria Street, Suite 340
    Chicago, IL  United States  60607-7036
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kouros, Mohammadian

  • Start Date: 20121101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140501
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34202

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01481552
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0020, CFIRE 07-04
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 20 2013 1:01AM