Enhancing Behavioral Realism of Urban Freight Demand Forecasting Models

This project will develop a behavior-oriented freight demand model with improved sensitivity to policy variables and system conditions. The model will be implemented and applied to metropolitan areas in East Central Wisconsin. The model will also be evaluated against the conventional trip-based models used in the same study area. The objectives of this research project are to: (1) To develop analytical methods of enhancing the behavioral realism and policy sensitivity of freight demand forecasting models to better support freight infrastructure investment and policy making; (2) To develop a conceptual and analysis framework in which components of an existing three/four-step trip-based model can be logically mapped into and replaced by their counterparts in a behavior-oriented model that considers the complex logistic relationships driving freight movement; and (3) To verify and evaluate the proposed behavior-oriented freight demand model against the conventional models.


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  • Status: Terminated
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 03-16

  • 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, Madison

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    1415 Engineering Drive
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Principal Investigators:

    Guo, Jessica

  • Start Date: 20100101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23636

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468295
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 03-16
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:48PM