Collaborative Proposal: Analysis of Interactions between the Marine Terminal and Highway Operations

The objective of the proposed study is to develop a simulation model that will be capable of ascertaining the interactions between the marine terminal operations and a highway system that provides access to the port. The model will be specifically focusing on the underlying relationship between the changes in the wharf operations caused by large ships and their schedules, and resulting peak truck demand on regional highways, along with the distribution of truck arrivals and departures at the port's gates. In addition, a set of operational and policy improvements will be defined to address the deficiencies of the highway system in handling the growing and evolving port-related truck demand. These improvements will be formulated in the simulation model as well, allowing the planners to evaluate the effectiveness of each improvement. Ultimately this model would be used as a decision-support tool in analyzing alternative capital strategies to address port intermodal connectivity, regional highway and freight mobility in the context of port growth, and economic competitiveness of a region from a freight transportation service aspect.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Douglas, Scott

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ozbas, Birnur

  • Start Date: 20130101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33750

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01474211
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-020
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2013 1:03AM