Multi-Business Commute Optimization System: System Development and Pilot Case Study

The main goal of this research work focuses on the preliminary development of an innovative system named, Multi-Business Commute Optimization System (MBCOS). This system is capable of identifying incentivized optimal selection of commute alternatives for commuters commuting to a number of businesses that are co-located or closely located to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution, energy use, traffic congestion, and total commute time and cost while maximizing health benefits and maintaining convenience. By analyzing alternatives for each commuter with a common employer or closely located employers, MBCOS provides an optimized commute plan that complies with departure and arrival times, availability of commute alternatives, availability of budgets for incentivizing commuters, flexibility in commute time, and convenience by studying and analyzing all possible commute options, including driving existing vehicles, upgrading to hybrid or electric vehicles, carpooling, using public transportation, biking, walking, and combinations of these alternatives.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $120361
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  • 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:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado Denver

    Department of Civil Engineering
    1200 Larimer Street, Room 3037
    Denver, CO  United States  80217
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abdallah, Moatassem

    Clevenger, Caroline

  • Start Date: 20171211
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210504
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-553

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01656111
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 2 2018 11:31AM