Application of Freight Transportation and Decision Models to Scope and Compare Freight Infrastructure Investment

This project will apply a decision analytic framework in terms of cargo transportation performance to evaluate landside and waterside investment alternatives. We will employ information and models previously developed under DOT-funded projects that were focused on freight operations and develop corresponding information for infrastructure elements. This project develops a freight-focused context for considering investment choices that will enable the integration of other University Transportation Center (UTC) and similar projects. It builds upon the Delaware regional analyses of multimodal freight activity and exercises an innovative, dynamic, network optimization model aimed at improving decision-making associated with freight transport in the US.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $55264.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      University of Delaware
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lee, Earl

      Corbett, James

    • Start Date: 20080901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100830
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18085

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459877
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Center for Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0026
    • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:14PM