A Multimodal Network Approach to the Inland and Coastal Waterway System

The national marine highway initiative intends to position waterways in the context of multimodal transportation system. Maintenance and capacity of each element of the waterway system has its implication to the multimodal network. This project will develop a multimodal freight network model that includes both waterway land side components in order to analyze the impact of waterway operations. The goal is to enhance the entire network efficiency. Algorithms will be proposed. The model will accommodate delay/congestion and other network restraints. This research will build on earlier work of the PI that studied the Ohio River network system. The difference is that this proposed work will focus on the network efficiency.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

    4190 Bell Engineering Center
    Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States 
  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
    3136 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3136
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Bruce

    Zhang, Yunlong

  • Start Date: 20170701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01653839
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2017 9:36AM