Application of a Multi-agent System with the Large-scale Agent-based Model for Freight Demand Modeling

Statewide freight demand modeling is important in North Dakota to support agricultural logistics and energy development due to the recent oil boom and the long-term importance of the agricultural industry. The objective of this project is to: (1) review state-of-art agent-based modeling in transportation; (2) develop an survey instrument; (3) determine agents travel behavior in rural and small urban freight movement; (4) design a multi-agent system; (4) apply the agent's travel behavior to statewide freight demand modeling; and (5) develop scenarios to improve safety and sustainability throughout the rural highway network.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $128498
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    1320 Albrecht Blvd.
    Fargo, ND  United States  58102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lee, EunSu

  • Start Date: 20130930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20181214
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-458

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528057
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2014 1:00AM