Intermodal Transportation Safety

This project will create computer-based digital visualizations of intermodal transportation, including transit systems, railroads, seaports, and airports for the purpose of planning, engineering, management and security activities, utilizing 3-D and 4-D modeling and simulation. It will create detailed and accurate 4-D virtual databases of these facilities and their associated transportation infrastructure to permit simulated visual flyovers, walkthroughs, and observation of all access points. The four Consortium members (Florida Atlantic University, Florida Central University, Florida International University and the University of South Florida) are conducting various research projects, including: the Dimensional Reality Envisioning and Multi-Sensory Lab; design and test of continuity of operations plans for rail and bus transit and airports; evaluating emergency evacuation routes; GPS cargo tracking for ports rail and motor carriers; and, economic and environmental impact of intermodal transportation projects.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Operations and Maintenance


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Chen, Roy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

    Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431
  • Start Date: 20100107
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490037
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2013 1:00AM