Geospatial Modeling

This activity is developing a Geo-spatial Economic Multi-modal Systems (GEMS) model to enable analysis of the relative effectiveness of federal transportation policy options in the varied communities across the United States it is meant to serve. Large data sources are used to define communities with similar patterns of travel and built environment, allowing national-level analyses to account for variation within rural, suburban, and urban communities and differentiate the impacts of federal policies across these communities. Representation of multiple modes and lane management techniques enables analysis of cost-effective strategies for enhancing travel capacity within existing rights of way. An interactive user interface is being built alongside - but funded separately - that will allow for exploration of the process and results.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157888


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $3330000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Transportation Policy Studies
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Asudegi, Mona

  • Start Date: 20180917
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Policy Analysis
  • Subprogram: Transportation Options Analysis

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01869531
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2023 1:53PM