Tool to Access Effectiveness of Intermodal Facility Location and Carrier Collaboration

Description: This project will explore fundamental elements of transportation hub location, freight consolidation execution within a local geographic region, and the integration of connected multimodal mobility within the context of on-demand collaborative logistics systems. This will be done on a state level with South Carolina serving as the case study. Intellectual Merit: The goal of this research is to reduce inefficiency in the logistics sector, assist in the transition to future logistics systems, and develop ideas that will be integral to future logistics systems. It will do so by focusing on connectivity and interoperability as facilitators for on-demand, collaborative logistics systems. Broader Impacts: The ultimate aim is to better understand and inform investment decisions that can facilitate and coordinate a transition from the current logistics strategy to one that is more efficient and has less impact on society and the environment. This will save on money, time, emissions, road space, and fuel in the logistics system, benefiting businesses, governments, and consumers. Technology Transfer Plan: The models and tools developed by the team will be available for use by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Council of Governments, and Department of Commerce. Video tutorials will be developed and shared with interested stakeholders.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $208960
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

      Clemson University
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634

      University of South Carolina, Columbia

      502 Byrnes Building
      Columbia, SC  United States  29208

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of South Carolina, Columbia

      502 Byrnes Building
      Columbia, SC  United States  29208
    • Project Managers:

      Huynh, Nathan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Carolina, Columbia

      502 Byrnes Building
      Columbia, SC  United States  29208

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
    • Principal Investigators:

      Huynh, Nathan

      Ferrell, William

    • Start Date: 20181201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01690756
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 11 2019 3:51PM