An Interactive Multiobjective Decision Support Framework for Transportation Investment

The decision making scenarios in transportation projects, construction or operational, often involve more than one objective. Some of these objectives are difficult to convert into monetary units. Multiobjective analysis enables solutions or plans for a potential project to be generated where a number of objectives, which are conflicting and expressed in different measures of effectiveness, must be satisfied. This project will run through several steps in developing the final report containing models to help "optimally" allocate available resources. The research team will identify various decision scenarios that are often encountered in transportation projects and develop a list of objectives for each scenario. From this, multiobjective decision analysis models will be developed. The research team will develop various methods to generate optimal alternatives or allocate resources optimally between competing projects for each multiobjective model developed. Finally, an interactive process will be developed to help the decision maker evaluate alternatives identified.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    MRUTC 02-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute

    Dayton, OH  USA 

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    University Research and Education, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC    20590-

    University of Dayton

    Research Institute
    300 College Park Avenue
    Dayton, OH  USA  45469-0110

    Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

    University of Wisconsin
    2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
    Madison, WI  USA  53706
  • Project Managers:

    Bittner, Jason

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Dayton

    Research Institute
    300 College Park Avenue
    Dayton, OH  USA  45469-0110
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chowdhury, Mashrur

  • Start Date: 20010901
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030101
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7788

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459246
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Regional University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: MRUTC 02-02
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:59PM